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