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Wishful Drinking Audiobook

Wishful Drinking

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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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    Boundless Book Reviews Sara 01-29-17 Member Since 2015

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    "All over the place"
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    I purchased this during a Thanksgiving Black Friday sale, a month before her untimely death.  It was the first memoir I’ve every purchased and I was hoping it contained a lot of behind the scenes stories about Star Wars. 

    There were a few but mainly the stories are of her life and the fact that she has a mental illness.  The story starts with, how she has lost a lot of her memories due to electroshock therapy and having to battle severe depression and bipolar disorder.  I’m like wait, hold the phone! 

    Mental illness isn’t something to joke about and I honestly didn’t realize she struggled so much with bipolar disorder. I knew she was into drugs but didn’t realize the rest.  I just idolized her as Princess Leia.  But then I grew up on Star Wars.   

    The book isn’t laid out in any type of a cohesive flow and it just seems like she jumped from one thought to the next.  And I kept thinking wow is that how her mind works?  There were some funny moments and it was interesting to get a peek at her life. I just wish it wasn’t so all over the place.  

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    Amy E. Kocur Washington DC 01-27-17
    Amy E. Kocur Washington DC 01-27-17
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    "A must-listen"

    Not all audiobooks 'translate', I've needed to purchase some audiobooks to really get into the material. However, Fisher is a MUST-HEAR experience. She brings the material, images, and meaning to life in her vibrant reading of her book. Thank you!

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    Heather Y. Atwood Baton Rouge, LA 01-26-17
    Heather Y. Atwood Baton Rouge, LA 01-26-17 Member Since 2017

    Kissing my Kindle

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    "entertainment and sad"

    Carrie had a way of life none of us could imagine. bi polar acctress. remarkable

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    Christina A. Coffey Plano, TX 01-23-17
    Christina A. Coffey Plano, TX 01-23-17 Member Since 2011

    FireAnnIce

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    "I miss you Carrie"

    I listened to this at work. I do not recommend this, however. I was laughing so hard but trying to be quiet so I didn't disturb anyone. My face turned bright red and water was leaking from my eyes. It is a little sad in places due to Carrie and Debbie being gone. Need a good laugh? Listen...

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    j duvlaris 01-22-17
    j duvlaris 01-22-17 Member Since 2016

    Stay at home mom who loves to read in my spare time. Love Stephen King, the classics and am open to trying something new.

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    "loved it"

    I could relate to alot of what she said bout mental illness and absent fathers.

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    Melanie E. McCullough 01-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful!"

    Carrie Fisher's short memoir is hysterical. I plan to listen any time I need her alive again.

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    Amazon Customer 01-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Carrie is wonderful!"

    I really enjoyed Carrie's direct and sincere account of her three and a half problems. Her candid descriptions of mental illness should be shared. She is a hero.

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    christina binkley 01-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Hilarious, deep, and captivating."

    Carrie is a genius when it comes to storytelling. A flawless look at the glorius madness that is her world.

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    B. Steffey 01-15-17
    B. Steffey 01-15-17 Member Since 2016

    society of professional english majors

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    "God, I love this woman"

    Well written and fantastically read. Carrie, again, gives us a frank look at addiction and mental illness and manages to make it hilarious.

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    erin 01-13-17
    erin 01-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Carrie Fisher is such an amazing woman"

    The delivery of the book is amazing! I was engaged the whole time and absolutely loved every minute

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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