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Wishful Drinking | [Carrie Fisher]

Wishful Drinking

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."
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Publisher's Summary

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

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.

©2008 Delinquence, Inc.; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Gabriel New York, New York, United States 10-17-11
    Gabriel New York, New York, United States 10-17-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Funny, yet poignant"

    Carrie is truly a survivor in every sense of the word. Her adaptation of the one-woman show by the same name of the book is truly sensational. I have to admit to many a moment of embarrassment as I burst out in laughter while listening to her on the subway. While her story has profoundly sad moments, her overall attitude to life, after everything she's gone through is a message of hope to many. Well done, Carrie! And thanks for sharing!

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    Jody Forestville, Australia 09-25-11
    Jody Forestville, Australia 09-25-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Hello, new jokes needed"

    I enjoyed the work and the story but found it fell flat towards the end. The same emphasis though out the book wears thin at the end.

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    Trudy Spokane, WA, United States 05-09-11
    Trudy Spokane, WA, United States 05-09-11
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    "Enjoyable"

    Enjoyed hearing the author actually read her story which she did an excellent job. Would suggest this book for that reason alone.

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    Fr. M. David CT, USA 02-04-11
    Fr. M. David CT, USA 02-04-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Hillarious, engaging but beforewarned crass"

    It was an incredibly fun listen but given the nature of the events told it is a raunchy where you wouldn't listen with the family in the car. Yet a very well told tale that thoroughly engaging and funny.

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    "Great Listen"

    Even if you are not a Star Wars fan, this book is a great listen.
    Her narration is fantastic and her delivery is wrought with dry humour.
    This is not about Star Wars but about a person and how she copes with live

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    Georgina Portland, OR, United States 11-23-10
    Georgina Portland, OR, United States 11-23-10
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    "disappointing"

    I aodred carrie Fisher's earlier books, but this is sadly a story that would have been better off just left in her diary. She refers to her self-absorption deprecatingly, but it doesn't allay the fact that it is just a self-absorbed monologue.

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    Linda 11-06-10
    Linda 11-06-10
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    "Wishful drinking"

    Ms. Fisher continues her story of addiction. I found her to be less than respectful, sarcastic if not caustic about those she includes in the story both family and others. It seems there is an effort made to name drop and dish the nasty about those for whom she is less than kind.

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    Guy Benson, NC, United States 07-06-10
    Guy Benson, NC, United States 07-06-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible!!!!"

    After the first 15 minutes I just wanted to tell Carrie to stick a light sabre in it. She is a BITTER woman about EVERYTHING in her life. On top of it all her delivery is very unfunny. Her jabs at George Bush and Sarah Palin are very hackneyed and behind the times. Her voice will put hair on your back. Save your money, time and ears.

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    Andrew M. Woodward Oman 06-12-10
    Andrew M. Woodward Oman 06-12-10

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    "Good story but the reading..."

    Great story, but someone else should have read it. Goodness she is OTT.

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    Wendy 02-19-10
    Wendy 02-19-10
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    "Love that carrie reads this one"

    I will never look at Princess Leia the same again. I love her open heart approach to sharing the real parts of her life that aren't so bright and shiney and well as those that are.

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