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Wishful Drinking Audiobook

Wishful Drinking

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Publisher's Summary

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."

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.

©2008 Delinquence, Inc.; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Tamara Watson 02-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best read by crazy sexy spenders."

    Love her.... miss her. She's such a roll model for the sick and demented... period

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    Linda Ormond 02-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Immortal"

    This book is phenomenal and her show based on the book is hilarious but to hear this book read by her is awesome. I am part of the few who did not become a fan of Carrie Fisher due to Star Wars to be honest I have never seen any on the franchise. No I became a fan of Carrie Fisher through her being a champion of mental illness it was her who made me realize I shouldn't be ashamed of having mental illness but I should embrace it because it makes me unique. Each of her books are amazing and they allow her legacy to continue to inspire others and this makes her the Immortal Carrie Fisher. She maybe gone however she left us her words and her roles to get us through.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Krissy 02-20-17
    Krissy 02-20-17
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    "ONE OF THE BEST!!!!"

    Great story, The fact that Carrie narrates the whole thing makes it even that much better!!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-12-17
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    "mentally ill And relatable"

    I'm mentally ill And this is super relatable would recommend to anyone struggling with a sense of humour

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    Amazon Customer 02-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Engaging"

    I thought the story was okay. I was interested in knowing more about Carrie Fisher since I knew next to nothing. Her narration felt like she was talking to me as if almost in conversation.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 02-06-17
    Richard 02-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "breath of fresh air"

    although clearly the basis for a show, it reads or sounds like a personal dialogue to the listener. The humour is biting and leaves one unable to prevent spontaneous laughter which isn't always convenient when listening in public places. Superb book.

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    Robbie 02-05-17
    Robbie 02-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Creative and witty"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wishful Drinking to be better than the print version?

    I don't know.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed this book and the wit Carrie Fisher had.


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    James 02-05-17
    James 02-05-17
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    "She will be missed 😞 but never forgotten"

    Great story telling, so sorry Billie Jo for your loss. I know she will never see this, but it still sucks!

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    warwick jackson Sydney, Australia 02-03-17
    warwick jackson Sydney, Australia 02-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Witty and very funny"

    Witty story from someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously, finding humour in the dark parts of life.

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    Amazon Customer 02-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Proper Copper Coffee Pot"

    I loved this audiobook and hearing it from Carrie Fisher herself made it that much more! It's short but sweet, and made me laugh throughout. Definitely worth while and left me feeling like I wish it was longer! Listen to this book!

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  • Rebecca
    Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    9/14/09
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    "A life less serious"

    Well, Carrie Fisher has definitely lived life to the full, there is honestly not much that she hasn't done from the list of 100 weird things to do before you die. She narrates this slice of her life with wry humour (sounding a bit slurred in places but frankly I'm not suprised) and is all the more engaging for it. She is clearly one of life's survivors and has reached a stage where she can look back objectively and appraise the people around her and make sense of their impact without blaming them. Because of what she is like, and who she is, this book inludes descriptions of a life as a child of a very famous filmstar and a whole range of bizzare incidents that frankly you wouldn't believe if I wrote them down. This is a fascinating insight into a unique life and its only about 4 hours long, so an excellent choice if you want an humourous and entertaining listen or want to be reminded that actually, your life isn't nearly as bad or complicated as you think!.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Shepperton, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    8/13/10
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    "Funny and insightful"

    I was looking for something different from the fiction I had previously purchased and decided to go for a biography, and I was pleasently suprised. It's a very humorous insight in to the parentage, young life and personal issues of an actress who played one of the most memorable characters of the late 20th century.
    Carrie's reading of this boook is fluid and personable, almost like she was talking to you! Highly recommended !

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mr B.Kirk
    Brigstowe, Uk
    12/29/13
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    "Witty and well read"
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    Listening to Carrie Fisher read this adds to the enjoyable experience, I can't see how the "pepper pot pepper pot" scenes would translate anywhere near as good without Carrie reading it out aloud, superb listen, I thoroughly enjoyed it - probably helped as im of a generation that grew up with Star Wars and, later on, of another crowd of people who can relate to Carrie's struggles.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Miss K.
    12/15/08
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    "Highly Recommended"

    I loved this book. Carrie is brutally frank about her many problems, her narration of the book is great.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Emma Maree
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    6/20/16
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    "Short, scattered electro shock therapy story"

    As much as I love Carrie Fisher, this isn't really a book (or in my case, an audiobook). It's a three hour transcript of her recent stand-up show, and as a book it's a bit if a mess. It's all other the place, repeating itself unawares, and filled with a dizzying amount of name-dropping, family trees, and vague references to interviews and scandals you need to Google to understand further.

    It also evangelizes constantly about electro-shock therapy. It honestly doesn't stop. I understand it means a lot to her, but I wish it had been advertised as the ECT recovery memoir it is. The book says a lot about how amazing ECT is without addressing that it's a *last resort* when other therapy options have failed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Barrijean Walsh
    1/16/17
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    "loved it"

    a bittersweet read. such a wonderful mind, she had. she unashamedly talks about mental illness in a very authentic way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Damon Lodge
    11/1/15
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    "Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking is a masterpiece."

    A fantastic autobiography of one of my heroes brilliant! Her honest struggle with mental health, drugs and alcohol makes you realise what this wonderful woman has gone through. I also struggle with been a manic so just to hear her soothing voice just saying it will be okay, is comforting

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    4/14/17
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    "fabulous"

    great listen, a candid insight into her celebrity life, I'll definitely download her other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
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    3/28/17
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    "Funny and honest and heartbreaking"

    Whilst it's cruel on her family and friends, it seems Carrie liked to party. Rest in peace

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cath Ellison
    3/18/17
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    "Most entertaining!"

    Carrie Fisher reading her own book was brilliantly entertaining and definitely added an extra dimension to the experience. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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