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Postcards from the Edge | [Carrie Fisher]

Postcards from the Edge

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Publisher's Summary

In a stunning literary debut, Carrie Fisher chronicles the excruciatingly funny adventures of Suzanne Vale, young film star and drug addict, who survives a rehab clinic only to rejoin the equally harrowing world of Hollywood. Out there on the edge, despair flips into hilarity, and we're left laughing as Suzanne struggles to come to terms with her various fantasylands. Carrie Fisher's reading of her first novel evokes the deliciously irreverent humor that forms the lens through which she looks at life in the '80s - stardom, drugs, success, sex, and insecurity.

Copyright ©1987 by Carrie Fisher; (P)1988 by Dove Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Carrie's book is savagely funny and savagely revealing. It makes Moby Dick seem like a big, fat, dumb book." (Steve Martin)

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    JC 07-05-14
    JC 07-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "This was filled with quotes that resonated with me"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, especially to those who deal with depression like I do. Some of the things the main character thought, were scarily similar to mine even though I've never done drugs much less been confined in Rehab.


    What other book might you compare Postcards from the Edge to and why?

    None, really. I haven't read or listened to anything like this before. But, if we're going to include movies, this reminded me somewhat of Trainspotting. I don't know why, it just did.


    Have you listened to any of Carrie Fisher’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first audiobook I've listened to by Carrie Fisher. However, after this, I'm planning to get Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking next.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    There's already a film based on this book. I'm planning to watch it, too. But tag line? Maybe "A visa for happiness. A lifetime pass for sadness." since that was my favorite line in the book and the one I identified most with.


    Any additional comments?

    This was short, and I listened to it at work to drown out the annoying sounds of my co-workers. I loved how Carrie Fisher narrated the entire thing, and my favorite part was when Suzanne was in rehab and how she described and interacted with the other patients. Some parts of this book made me laugh because of Carrie's dry, sarcastic wit. Other parts made me unutterably sad and melancholy because it described a lot of the feelings and thoughts I've had over the years during my lowest points.

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    G. Duque Miami Beach, FL 05-06-14
    G. Duque Miami Beach, FL 05-06-14 Member Since 2011

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    "I would have given it 3.5 stars"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was entertaining enough


    Any additional comments?

    The book wasn't bad. It did feel kinda short. It was unclear who the main character was and it was hard to follow at times. It's not really a biography. It's a weird book. Not bad, not great. I'd be inclined to read some of her other books, though.

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    Kristine SUMMIT, MS, United States 06-19-12
    Kristine SUMMIT, MS, United States 06-19-12
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    "Carrie is hysterical"
    Where does Postcards from the Edge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    up at the top for sure


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Postcards from the Edge?

    therapy


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

    hard to pick - all so good


    Who was the most memorable character of Postcards from the Edge and why?

    I guess Carrie herself, how amazing to have survived all that and able to laugh at herself


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