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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."

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So Glad I Listened

I loved it. I laughed and cried. And laughed again, even at the things tear-worthy. Again, thank you, Carrie Fisher. Miss you. RIP.

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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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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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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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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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  • NKS
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this book is amazing

this book is truly amazing and gut wrenching and beautiful and reading it was just wonderful.

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loved it...love her!!!!

I hate that she struggled, but love listening to her stories! Gone far too soon!

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Funny, Smart, Sad, Healing

I think Carrie is coming back from the dead to save my life. Her memoirs are touching, relatable, bizarre​, hilarious, and ultimately healing. She makes you take a good hard look at the normal we take for granted and the strange we undervalue. Phenomenal read, though I do suggest Wishful Drinking first.

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The Bi-Polar Hollywood Brat Is Such A Great Writer

What did you love best about Shockaholic?

Carrie Fisher's honesty about her bi-polar manic depressive spoiled life! She was such a Hollywood brat and knew it! She's an amazing writer and her autobiography writings makes for a GREAT read! Especially when they are read by her!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Any/All of the Hollywood stars she speaks about so nonchalant because she IS Hollywood.

What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

She's so honest and she's the living proof of, "people aren't always what they seem" and "don't judge a book by it's cover. She had everything. Rich, famous and crazy as a hoot owl and wrote brilliantly about it more than once.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

If you feel bad about yourself just read this book and her other autobiography's and you will feel so much better about yourself. You'll say, "Wow! I'm not THAT crazy!" OR "Wow! We have so much in common! I'm not the only one!"

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Oh, Carrie

Carrie lives on through her stories. And what incredible stories they are. She will always be missed.

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