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Rebecca A. Hoffman

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  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,319

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."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

another great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

another great from Carrie. this one goes pretty in depth about her struggles with substance abuse, her parents marriage and subsequent divorce, her mental health problems, and receiving unsolicited advice from Cary Grant. This is, as always, a must.

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,677

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fireworks at Midnight

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-25-16

A must for fans of Carrie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I am someone, who grew up watching this beautiful and brave Princess Leia on the screen, when my brothers would inevitably pop in our VHS copies of Star Wars....unbeknownst to me was how much of an impact those experiences were having on my life.
Somewhere along the way, I became this avid and passionate fan of Carrie Fisher...she meant the world to me and all that she had overcome in her own troubled life, and how inspiring she was just to be a woman in Hollywood who said what she wanted and didn't care what others think. The day her death was announced is a moment I'll never forget for as long as I live. I can still see it in my head like it was yesterday. Due to her untimely death, in the summer of 2017 I took it upon myself to read her books. They had already been sitting on my shelf for about four months, purchased shortly after her death. First Shockaholic, then Postcards from the Edge....those were wonderful but I had to take a break for awhile....then in December of 2017, I checked this out from the library, because it was read by Carrie. It was a surreal experience popping this in my car CD player and having her voice surround me inside the tiny van I was driving. This is probably the best so far of the books (though I only just started Wishful Drinking today, in June of 2018) but to me it was more personal than she had ever gotten before....hearing Billie read her mother's teenage diaries was something else. In a lot of ways, this book was closure I needed (though I don't know if the wounds will ever truly heal...I just watched the Force Awakens for the first time in months the other day and cried all over again). This book is a must for fans of Carrie. She was a gift that we didn't deserve, but thankfully she left behind her precious writings read in her voice...so sometimes, you can forget for awhile that she's gone, and just pretend it's her in your ear telling you these precious stories.

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  • Failing Up

  • How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning
  • By: Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Narrated by: Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Leslie Odom Jr. burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most profound reads I've heard yet!

  • By Anthony L. Dennis on 05-04-18

great read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I always love books, read by the author. they are so personal and wonderful. I highly recommend this book for fans of Odom, for fans of Hamilton, and everyone in between. Listening to Leslie's story is truly inspiring and I really felt like he was speaking to me and my own journey in certain aspects. he's a wonderful story teller and inspiring.