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Wishful Drinking Audiobook
Wishful Drinking
Written by: 
Carrie Fisher
Narrated by: 
Carrie Fisher
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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    Katherine Walker 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I lost interest sorry"
    What disappointed you about Wishful Drinking?

    I thought by the title that it would focus on some thoughts on substance abuse and how she'd grown as an artist. Instead I got a pitch for electro-shock therapy, something my grandfather had, and not a topic I would choose to hear as I prefer other sorts of stories. I liked it for a while as it's witty and self-reflective, to a point. But then I lost interest because it felt a little too insular and feeling sorry for yourself -- that the ideas that fans masturbate offended her was my final, ah no, and I went for some 'brain-' pod casts you offer.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carrie Fisher again?

    Yes, if she were reading fiction or a children's story or postcards from the edge. I think her love of 'shock' therapy should be clearly acknowledged as in the other title 'shockaholic.' I like Miss Fisher a lot, and I empathize to a certain extent but it's too hollywood preachy for me, because I've been through far worse.


    What three words best describe Carrie Fisher’s voice?

    Wry, precise, thin


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wishful Drinking?

    the fourth mention of shock therapy or where it was placed -- perhaps leading into it but it literally felt like an ad for her doctor was coming next and I'd rather listen to jz read shakespeare or something more creative or give someone else a try... so sick of famous actors always getting all the work!


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know if it's worth it to me to pay 14.95 a month to you on top of my amazon prime membership - if you offered a 7.99 add on no problem i'd do it but with spotify and tidal and itunes and amazon and kindle -- I will only listen periodically to a book here because I hate podcasts and you tube videos for my way of ingesting knowledge -- I prefer charts, diagrams and of course, I'm a television producer, so I present stories there. My "AUDIO" time is reserved for music which I already have on spotify and itunes -- the only way i'd move to amazon would be if you bought spotify and I could take all my playlists with me and make them more customizable.

    you tube music is a good product you should suggest modeling after them since google steals amazon's ideas.

    thanks for the opportunity to respond. I love Carrie Fisher, I loved star wars as a kid, just now, I'm into work with more revelations and spiritual truth.

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    Alejandro Labranque Zavala Santiago 05-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Self awareness & sarcasm all over the place."

    Carry was born in a golden cradle but rapidly turned into "one of us", sarcastic son of the #%@& .

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    Kim Smith Melbourne, FL United States 04-28-16
    Kim Smith Melbourne, FL United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "FUNNY!!!"

    One of the funniest books I've listened to. If you are even a casual Carrie Fischer fan you should get this book. Some colorful words but not overdone. A casual knowledge of her Princess Leah character will make this even more funny.

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    amanda 04-17-16
    amanda 04-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "clever"

    I totally enjoyed this book. even moreso because author read it. can't wait to hear more of her work. even though it is serious topics she made me laugh and couldn't stop listening.

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    Engel 03-20-16
    Engel 03-20-16
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    "SO funny!!"

    Every morning in the bus Carrie fisher makes me laugh so loud and makes my youth and family looks like a walk in the park.

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    J. Irving 02-29-16
    J. Irving 02-29-16

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    "Drugs! Hollywood inbreeding! STAR WARS!"

    Carrie Fisher delivers an autobiographical masterpiece, featuring the things we love best, sex, drugs, scandal!

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    Anders Denmark 01-27-16
    Anders Denmark 01-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing"

    I felt like it was just a story meant to be a lot of name dropping. Combine that with shouting all the points of the jokes made it rather awful.
    Beside this, there were a little story in it, so I won't give it the worst score.

    I recommend Shockaholic instead, if you have to choose.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tina PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI, United States 01-01-16
    Tina PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI, United States 01-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Crude humor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to friends. Carrie Fisher is down to earth and appreciative of the small things. If you can tolerate curse words, her humor is uplifting.


    What other book might you compare Wishful Drinking to and why?

    I have not read a memoir quite like Wishful Drinking. I find it hard to compare. This was the first book I read by Carrie Fisher but I would like to read her other works.


    Which character – as performed by Carrie Fisher – was your favorite?

    This question does not apply to this particular book. Although, Carrie Fisher does a funny impression of her mother.


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    Carrie Fisher is someone I would like to meet for a casual conversation. I could see us sitting back and talking about nothing in particular. I think she'd be a hoot.

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    Kathryn Prusick Gould 12-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    This was a fun and entertaining book to listen to while knitting! I will definitely download another one of her books!

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    The Rogers Family Hermitage, TN United States 10-23-15
    The Rogers Family Hermitage, TN United States 10-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully disjointed and off-kilter"

    I wish everyone with a mental illness could have the same attitude Carrie Fisher has in approaching their illness. She very humorously and bluntly lays out her issues, how they've affected her and her family and how she's chosen to treat them.

    Her stories are great, her delivery is animated. It's almost like she's sitting at a dinner party with you, sharing stories. The stories themselves, and the narration, are a little off-kilter (sometimes it's hard to discern sarcasm) and she jumps from time frame to time frame, but it is a fun ride.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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