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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A riveting walk in Carrie's shoes, makes you feel you too are a bit crazy, or perhaps it's everyone else, but you. A very transparent, humorous look inside her head and her family life, professional life, medicated and unmedicated life- I think it was therapeutic to hear, just as it must have been for her to write and read.
Sad that she is gone but very thankful that she was willing to share her life in order to help others
I loved this book. It was especially wonderful that Carrie Fisher was the narrator... she lives on in her work.
lighthearted view of a troubled star who managed the ravages of mental illness with hot and drugs.
I have never seen star wars or was familiar with Carrie Fischer until her recent death. I chose this book out of pure curiosity of who Carrie Fischer was. I am so glad I did- this book is interesting, honest and very funny. I love her sense of humor. Carrie tells it like it is and you get a glimpse into her crazy world and family.
The hummer and the information.
Debbie wanting Carrie to have her child with Debbie's husband. Had me rolling.
Her wit is so much in her voice and how she tells a story. You would lose so much of it if you only read the book.
If you don't need a drink before, you will after.
Great book. She is at her best and she makes you feel like she is sitting down just with you and telling you all these stories. I loved it. I will miss her and her mother so much.
I loved this! I thought it would be a sad reflection on contributing factors to the author's substance use, but obviously it was my first time reading anything written by Carrie Fischer and my expectations were very wrong. This was funny and very "real."
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