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Shockaholic Audiobook

Shockaholic

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Infused with Carrie Fisher’s trademark incisive wit and perfectly poised on the heels of Wishful Drinking's instant New York Times best-selling success, Shockaholic takes listeners on another rollicking ride into her crazy life.

Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that placed Wishful Drinking on the New York Times best-seller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life, focusing more on the Star Wars years and dishing about the various Hollywood relationships she’s formed since she was chosen to play Princess Leia at only 19 years old. Fisher delves into the gritty details that made the movie - and herself - such a phenomenal success, admitting, "It isn’t all sweetness and light sabers."

©2011 Deliquesce. All rights reserved. (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Lady Anne Oak Harbor, WA 04-30-17
    Lady Anne Oak Harbor, WA 04-30-17 Member Since 2012

    Lady - In -Waiting To His Royal Highness, Thranduil the Exceptional and Impressive, Most Splendid and Feared Ruler of Mirkwood, King by the Valar's Grace, Ruler of 2000 Years, Shining Star of Greenwood The Green, Fairest of all Elven Lords, Light of the Dark Ages, Son of Oropher the magnificent, etc. etc. etc.....

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    "Brilliant As Always!"

    Ms. Fisher once again delivers us a vivid picture of yes, being Carrie Fisher, but also gives us the courage to take that deep, long look at ourselves! Her acerbic wit, ever wistful look at growing up in a chaotic household, how growing up in the shadow of, and with the expectations of being the child of, famous parents and the extreme highs and lows of having played one of the world's favorite Princess, give us all a truly intimate look at the simple fact that no matter what economic setting, family makeup, or what path we choose as adults, that we are all faced with the extreme highs and lows of life. And it's ultimately how we are all faced with the simple fact that no matter what, we each can make it, that there's no shame in asking for help, and humor will always see you through any situation!

    Carrie truly is and shall always be the "People's Princess" and despite her having departed our "mortal plane", she still remains with us through her fabulous books, interviews, and everything Star Wars! Safe Travels Carrie! You are greatly appreciated and missed the world over!

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    j duvlaris 04-26-17
    j duvlaris 04-26-17 Member Since 2016

    Stay at home mom who loves to read in my spare time. Love Stephen King, the classics and am open to trying something new.

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    "amazing"

    turns out I have a lot in common with Carrie Fisher. Dad's, drugs, bipolar and more. I love hearing her attitude towards it all. I can def relate.

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    M. Decker 04-26-17
    M. Decker 04-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Carrie Fisher: Infinitely Interesting"

    This is as close as one could hope to having dinner and hearing these stories first hand. I love her to pieces and this book was a great read. It seems more raw than Wishful Drinking and more intimate than Princess Diarist. I'll need to re-listen to the latter. Her stories are funny and poignant. Her personal insights colorful and thoughtful. I'm Pissed she's gone, but so glad she was here. If you have the capacity to empathize with persons challenged with mental illness and addiction, her bravery and wit shine brightly.

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    Bronwyn Balwyn East, Australia 06-11-12
    Bronwyn Balwyn East, Australia 06-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Carrie Fisher's closet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a compelling listen with great warmth, sardonic humour, and cutting perceptions about a life observed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shockaholic?

    Fisher has the art of observation nailed; of others and herself she can sum up a complex situation in a sentence. The more complex ones, in a word.


    What does Carrie Fisher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The exasperation of her life predicaments.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    amanda ventura, CA, United States 01-02-12
    amanda ventura, CA, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Shockaholic"
    Where does Shockaholic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really liked this book. It had some interesting stories about her encounters with the Dem senators, her relationship with her dad, and her shock therapy. She had a good reading voice that kept my interest and she has the mouth of a sailor. I was entertained by it and it wasn't too long. I'd recommend this book


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

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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andi Torrance, CA, United States 12-11-11
    Andi Torrance, CA, United States 12-11-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun and Intelligent read"
    Where does Shockaholic rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Way up there. Author is witty and insightful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shockaholic?

    Pointing out that what's experienced in childhood (in her case celebrity) becomes normal.


    What does Carrie Fisher bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Since the author reads the book herself it feels like she's telling you HER story. Plus, unlike some authors who read their own books, she's an actress so is able to do it well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she spoke about her pain and how drugs were used to numb it.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brianna Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 12-05-11
    Brianna Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 12-05-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny, sad, and very satisfying."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shockaholic to be better than the print version?

    Carrie Fisher is one of the great American humorists and her timing and inflections are infinitely better than anything my mind could come up with. Her story is deeply personal and it is somewhere between a treat and an honor to hear her narrate her story.


    What other book might you compare Shockaholic to and why?

    Wishful Drinking


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

    I have not but I want to hear everything she's done now.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Carrie Fisher's depiction of her father and their relationship was deeply moving. Eddie Fisher didn't deserve her love or forgiveness but she deserved to give it. The same with her building a relationship with Elizabeth Taylor, no one would fault Carrie Fisher for resenting Liz, but the scene where she let's Liz push her into a pool was cathartic and healing for both of the--only in Carrie Fisher's world does this happen!


    Any additional comments?

    This is great to listen to in your car or home, but be careful in public because you might alarm strangers by snorting with laughter.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nikki New York, NY, United States 09-24-13
    Nikki New York, NY, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "NOT even close to Wishful Drinking"
    Would you try another book from Carrie Fisher and/or Carrie Fisher?

    I have been a huge fan of Carrie Fisher and "Wishful Drinking" (The book and the one-woman show) so I was excited to listen to this one. It was such a disappointment. It was essentially a afterthought - should not pass as it's own book - maybe as an extra few chapters that should have been cut from "Wishful Drinking." She spends more time talking about Michael Jackson than she does most anything else. The only touching moments were discussing her relationship with her father, which she doesn't go into much in WD. Overall it was bland, boring, and I found myself impatient for it to end. A very sad thing for a fan like me to say.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    She sounded bored through most of it, which seemed to make me, in turn, bored with her.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    September 12-13-12
    September 12-13-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Loved it!"

    This is a great book! She was open and candid about her, her mother, her father and all that she has gone through with depression. You can tell in some segments that she is a bit tired, then others she is more upbeat in her vocal tone. All in all, it was such a fantastic book that I "liked" her Facebook page and invited her to lunch in July when I go back to California. Whether she takes the invite or not, who knows, but she is the type of personality that I could really connect with. My favorite part is the last, when she speaks of the time she finally had with her father, Eddie Fisher.

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    Jacqueline S. Lovette Seattle, Washington USA 04-17-17
    Jacqueline S. Lovette Seattle, Washington USA 04-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "real"

    Carrie Fisher has the unique ability to describe her life and believable real terms
    I thoroughly enjoyed her descriptions and her experiences

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