Postcards from the Edge (Suzanne Vale #1)
you know that moment, at the party-you-didn't-want-to-come-to, filled with the important-people-from-work-who-don't-really-like-you, standing in the corner-of-the apartment-marked-specifically-for-losers-and-the-apartment-cat (who is now drunk and stuffed on mini shrimp popper appetizers)? the moment where you realize that you didn't wear the right shoes, your dress is being worn as a shirt by the most beautiful woman in the room, and everyone in the entire WORLD is staring at you when they a...more
“Most people dream big, you dream small. It’s just whatever you haven’t got is what you want. It isn’t the life, it’s what you do with it. So, do something regular with your irregular life, rather than trying to get a regular one, ‘cause you’d just do something irregular with that.”
Driven by my fondness of the film adaptation, I grabbed this book from an on-sale bin from BookSale. I’m sure you’re all aware of the all-star cast movie; and of Meryl Streep and Shirley McLaine’s Golden Globe and Os...more
The book is really entertaining and interesting. Carrie Fisher uses many different styles of story telling. At times it's loads of great and interesting dialogue, at times shifting between two...more
I never knew he Carrie Fisher was until I did some research on Debbie Reynolds from Singin' in the Rain. I don't believe I have ever seen any of her movies, or perhaps, I never knew I was seeing one of her movies.
Nonetheless, her book is edgy (pardon the pun). It takes a no-bullshit zoom on Hollywood, drugs and fame. I often found myself reading a passage and thinking that sounds too much like me. I was frightened. I believe I found my wit double. I've always been told I have an off-putting sens...more
At first, the book was kind of driving me crazy and then I realized it is a book about actors, writers and producers in the l.a. film industry. The vapid self absorption of the characters and self indulgent "I'm so witty and fabulous can you believe what I'm sayin...more
Genre: Issue, drama
It has been a while and a couple of books since I finished this one, so the review is going to be vague and brief. That's what the start to summer vacation does to you.
Overall this book was good. It is about an actress who is battling her drug addiction and some of the people she meets in the rehabilitation facility she is placed in. I reminded me a lot of "It's Kind of a Funny Story" but this book takes place more outside rehab than inside. At ti...more
two quotations that stood out to me in this series of postcards and snapshots of sorts...
regarding intimate relationships; something to consider:
"My route to intimacy is routine. I est...more
This may sound dumb but I didn't realize until just now that this was written by Princess Leia. I picked it up amid the other "on tape" selections that were most murder mysteries and D...more
the book is full of carrie fisher's biting sarcasm, which i love. that's one of the main things i find endearing...more
For what it's worth, it's a good read, but wouldn't read again, or recomme...more
You may know Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia from Star Wars. I know pretty much zilch about film and cinema, so if you're like me, you may know her as the author of the memoir about alcoholism, Wishful Drinking.
Postcards from the Edge continues in a similar vein, although unlike WD, this is not autobiographical. It is a Hollywood tell-all narrated from the fictitious but semi-autobiographical Suzanne Vale.
Suzanne is an ac...more
It was interesting to see bits and pieces of her memoir Wishful Drinking (which I just read and enjoyed...more
When I began reading it, I had not expectation of it being a good book. I can happily report that I was pleasantly surprised by the writing sty...more
All the characters are hyper aware of their personal problems (thanks to years or decades of therap...more
It is the story of Suzanne Vale, a young Hollywood actress, who details her life as a drug addicted Hollywood starlet trying to cope with the glitzy, glam...more