Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction, weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental institutions. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.
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I have never seen star wars or was familiar with Carrie Fischer until her recent death. I chose this book out of pure curiosity of who Carrie Fischer was. I am so glad I did- this book is interesting, honest and very funny. I love her sense of humor. Carrie tells it like it is and you get a glimpse into her crazy world and family.
The hummer and the information.
Debbie wanting Carrie to have her child with Debbie's husband. Had me rolling.
Her wit is so much in her voice and how she tells a story. You would lose so much of it if you only read the book.
If you don't need a drink before, you will after.
Great book. She is at her best and she makes you feel like she is sitting down just with you and telling you all these stories. I loved it. I will miss her and her mother so much.
I loved this! I thought it would be a sad reflection on contributing factors to the author's substance use, but obviously it was my first time reading anything written by Carrie Fischer and my expectations were very wrong. This was funny and very "real."
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Being both an alcoholic and bipolar I not only related to the story but also to her messed up sense of humor. This is a comedy book because it makes you laugh. And informative both about the author and the sickness. Perfect.
I loved everything she had to say, and her perspective and ability to be clear about her life was incredible. She was raw and honest. I found I did not want to stop reading. She is a great storyteller. I will read her other books for sure.
This book is pretty much cover to cover sarcasm which I would be fine with but it is also very vulgar and ribald, & that I just had trouble with.
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