Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009 | Unabridged
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Carrie Fisher reads her New York Times Bestselling Memoir! Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen. Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it (what do you expect after electroshock therapy?). It's an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royalty — Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher — homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then dating) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed. Wishful Drinking, the show, has been a runaway success, Entertainment Weekly declared it "drolly hysterical" and the Los Angeles Times called it a "Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes." This is Carrie Fisher at her best — revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (3 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Fisher, Carrie
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781508220350

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nicoletjarks
Jun 15, 2017

JCLHopeH has it right! If you like Carrie Fisher, this is all her personality in all its glory! If you don't like Carrie Fisher and her singular personality you might find this book a bit difficult to listen to. Her voice register changes with expression and emphasis and her self deprecating humor might leave you with a quizzical frown on your face. She is honest and, to my mind, endearing. She is funny and she is real.

JCLHopeH Dec 27, 2016

An interesting, humorous look at the Carrie's life off screen. She's charmingly course and upfront with her struggles and commentary on celebrity life.

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