Wishful Drinking
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Wishful Drinking

By Carrie Fisher

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Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 2009
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 Warswhen only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." 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 and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and 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.

About the Author

Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her star-studded career includes roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She is the author of five bestselling novels, Wishful Drinking, Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher's experience with addiction and mental illness -- and her willingness to speak honestly about them -- have made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate.

EAN: 9781847397836
ISBN: 1847397832
Publisher: Pocket Books
Age Range: 15+ years
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helen honeywood on
I enjoyed reading this book particularly because the author became headline news at the time of reading. This book is imbued with her perceived honesty and essential sense of humour. It is a good read.
Anonymous on
"Like a meandering thought wave through her head." Where else would a thought be? I find this reader comment incohesive. Crawl back under the rock from whence you were sleeping!
summar dobbs on
wishful drinking is a great book if your looking for a light read with tones of humour. i didnt know alot about Carrie Fisher before reading her book besides her famous role in star wars, so i was surprised at her life struggles. she openly talks about her metal disability and her drug addiction along with everything else. i do recommend this book, it was hilarous!!!
michelle hulbert on
this book is terrible! im sure carrie fisher is funny live, but this book is NOT funny. no insight into alcoholism or bi-polar. felt more like a meandering thought wave through her head and into the book.

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