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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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    Amazon Customer 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Must Read for Fisher Fans"

    Brilliant book and performance by Carrie Fisher. The way she talks about mental health and substance abuse with such humor is so refreshing.

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    Jay T. 12-28-16
    Jay T. 12-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible"

    A brilliant wordsmith with incredible wit and wisdom. Carrie Fisher is irreplaceable. May the Force be With Her.

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    CC 12-28-16
    CC 12-28-16
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    "Hypnotizing"

    Could not stop listening until the end!! Loved it & definitely will recommend. Worth reading.

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    Tweed Winnipeg, MB, Canada 12-01-16
    Tweed Winnipeg, MB, Canada 12-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "I F-ing LOVED this."

    Really enjoyable. I laughed out loud countless times! Very witty and sarcastic, a winning combination.

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    Brenda Heuberger 11-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "absolutely brilliant!"

    I so seldom Post a review of a book but just had to with this one. I've listened to it twice already and loved every moment of it!!

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    "Don't waste your money."

    The best part of this book was I only had to spend $2.00 for it. Between the rambling and swearing it was easy to put down and not finish. I may be the minority here, but I don't care to know who slept with whom. I thought it would be more about her insights and personal struggles and successes. Disappointing.

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    "aa recovery"

    Being an addict, bipolar sex fene myself. Having an over zealous, fabulous but freaky family. 2 marriages and divorce. being romance inadequate and having my own story of a boyfriend leaving me for another man. I laughed, enjoyed and totally related to this book. If are looking for an honest, comical read this is it.

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    Malaria 09-23-16
    Malaria 09-23-16
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    "Carrie, you've done it again!"

    You're a delight to listen to! So candid and full of whimsy. I love your views of reality, old and new. Your history lessons in celebrity inbreeding and insider scoop on how life is surrounded by fame, including yourself, was intriguing. My mind's a twitter!

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    JOHN 08-18-16
    JOHN 08-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    Overall, a fun listen. Carrie's candor is warm, but sometimes uncomfortable - appropriate, really. I have recommended this to friends.

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    Karen Glen Gardner, NJ, United States 07-28-16
    Karen Glen Gardner, NJ, United States 07-28-16 Member Since 2014

    Likes: Cozy mysteries (cats a plus), personal memoirs,not too dark fantasy, books about the brain. Dislikes: Torture, animal cruelty.

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    "Funny, once you get used to listening to her"

    It does take a little bit to get used to Carrie Fisher's voice if you haven't really been listening to her since Star Wars. She does sound (not surprisingly I suppose) like a person who partied too much. Once I got over that I was able to enjoy just how incredibly funny she really is. She even made me enjoy the tales of old Hollywood stars who normally might not have interested me. Keep in mind not to listen to it in the car with your kids there due to language, drug references and some crude sexual humor. As others have mentioned there is not a whole lot of Star Wars stuff in this book, but she has another memoir and yet another coming soon for those who want more. I plan to listen to those as well.

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