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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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    Lisa GautengSouth Africa 03-02-09
    Lisa GautengSouth Africa 03-02-09
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    "Grating becomes irratating"

    Although Carrie Fisher's life is pretty interesting I couldn't handle her grating jarring narration .... I should have listened to the sampler I know! Not only that but Fisher starts in the middle of her life and seems to leap frog all over the place. It's hard to get a sense of time and place from her rambling and I'm sad to say I stopped listening 30mins in and can't bear to go back. A disappointment indeed.

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    Claudia Kunz 06-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious!"

    Tragic comedy at its best. I loved it and would recommend this book to anyone but especially those over 60, who knew and loved Debbie Reynolds and Star Wars, too.

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    05-26-17
    05-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic"

    Refreshing and compelling hearing Carrie Fisher telling you about her life and family in her own words.

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    Christy Day 05-10-17
    Christy Day 05-10-17
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    "Entertaining and enlightening"

    This book was hilarious, with interesting insight into Bipolar Disorder and addiction. Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher.

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    Jennifer 05-02-17
    Jennifer 05-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    Such a hard-hitting hilarious book about crap we go through in life, only with a celebrity, Star Wars, alcoholic, drug addict, Bipolar twist. And nothing can beat Carrie narrating it. I'm so glad she did. Miss you Carrie & thank you.

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    Daniel Murray 04-19-17 Member Since 2014

    The one book I would've loved isn't recorded: "The Deluxe Transitive Vampire..." by Karen Elizabeth Gordon.

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    "Such a delight!"

    What a gem! This is delightful. I'm on my 2nd listen — and, I want to do a 3rd one as soon as the 2nd run-through is finished.

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    Liz 03-31-17
    Liz 03-31-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Sad after her recent death"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very direct and heart felt story of her life with an emphasis on her interior struggles and relationships. Enjoyable to listen to but I wouldn't have wanted to spend more time with her. Sad now that she has passed on.


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    A. Stephanie Brown 03-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Keep going it gets funnier"

    I don't know if I just got used to her self absorption or if it really just got funnier-- but I was ready to stop after her intro. I'm really glad I pushed past it tho because this was very entertaining and interesting. I imagine it could also be helpful for someone in need of electro shock treatment and I'm so glad that it helped Carrie lead a happier life in her 50s.

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    Ashley 03-17-17
    Ashley 03-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "hilarious and touching"

    It went by so quickly. I was laughing out loud. Insightful and funny depiction of mental illness.

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    Kimberley 03-03-17
    Kimberley 03-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hauntingly good"

    A good read for the undiagnosed. I think October 21st is a significant day for the mentally weary. By the way, I am a fellow Libra sharing the same birthday as Carrie....

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