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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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    felicia jones 05-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Humorous and well told."

    She was able to show the seriousness of mental illness and substance abuse,with a great deal of humor and wit. And if you are suffring with any of these problems,or know anyone suffering. you can't help but get a better understanding. God bless her!! I love the book and and I love her!! Excellent book!

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    brenton miller 04-17-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great book and author love Carrie fisher. Thanks"

    loved it brave actress and author sharing her story love Carrie fisher for being so bold and forthcoming with her story

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    Erin Davis Spokane, WA, US 05-27-14
    Erin Davis Spokane, WA, US 05-27-14
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    "Great Book! Hilarious Reading"
    What did you love best about Wishful Drinking?

    I loved Carrie Fisher's reading. Hearing her laugh at her own writing was the best part....and there were so many parts that made her chuckle...


    What does Carrie Fisher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her different tones and inflection based on the content. She yells when necessary or laughs or whatever when necessary and it makes the book so much better than if I were to have read it myself.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked to have heard a bit more about her Bipolar Diagnosis as I had heard this book was more tailored to, but overall I did enjoy the book thoroughly.

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    Early 30s Girl 07-14-13
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    "I love Carrie Fisher"

    Her writing is humorous and engaging and her narration is wonderful. I wished it were longer!

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    Onalee BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 04-24-13
    Onalee BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2015

    Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!

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    "Carrie Fisher is more than 'Princess Leia'."
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    I really didn't know anything about Carrie Fisher other than 'Princess Leia', so I was surprised by her dry wit, honesty, and ability to laugh at herself and her whole (mostly pathetically sad) life. This has definitely made me want to seek out more of her books. I found myself laughing out loud throughout. A jewel of a book. Well worth the listen.

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    Brandice Carlsbad, CA, United States 04-11-13
    Brandice Carlsbad, CA, United States 04-11-13
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    "I'm the crazy lady laughing at the gym!"

    This audiobook "reads" like catching up with an old friend! I have been listening to it while at the gym, and it has caused me to laugh, not chuckle, laugh out loud a few times.

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    September ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, United States 12-13-12
    September ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Fun listen!"

    She really made me laugh in a couple of parts, but you have to really listen to this. Star Wars fan or not, you will appreciate it if you grew up with all the rage of the movie. This is a book I would re-listen to just for fun!

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    Jesper Copenhagen S, Denmark 11-12-12
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    "Dark and funny"
    If you could sum up Wishful Drinking in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, Funny, Personal


    What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

    She tells a sort of dark story in a funny way. Sharing very personal details


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh mostly


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    Marie Penaranda USA 09-20-12
    Marie Penaranda USA 09-20-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Let's drink to that!"
    If you could sum up Wishful Drinking in three words, what would they be?

    Witty, insightful and manicly insane


    What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

    Yes, always her witty self even after the electro-shock therapy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no; goes to show I also have two moods and two completely different feelings about it. I want to hear everything all at once but at the same time, I wanted the story to go on and on. Just sad that it's only a three-hour or so narration. Wish it could have been longer.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

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    Anne SANTA FE, NM, United States 06-25-12
    Anne SANTA FE, NM, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Light, fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This is a laugh out loud audio book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wishful Drinking?

    I loved it when she described her infamous parents.


    What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

    She seems to completely enjoy telling her story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. The book itself is hilarious and the narration is too.


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