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
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
Negative parts? In the beginning when alex narrates the story, he was sooooo annoying, but then again, he was a cokehead and those are known for being annoying. So point well mad ...more
Form: The first 100 pages are told in journal entries (to be honest I would have preferred to it all to have been told that way). I found the first section of this book to be the most enjoyable partly because of the structure but also because that is the time the character is in the rehab clinic.
I wanted to read this book, because I have heard Carrie Fisher talking about her mental healt ...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
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
the book is full of carrie fisher's biting sarcasm, which i love. that's one of the main things i find endearing ...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
All the characters are hyper aware of their personal problems (thanks to years or decades of therap ...more
Liked the way Hollywood was satirised; loved the character of Lucy. It made you wish she was the focal character - but then she wouldn't have wound up in that situation to begin with.
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
I had no idea there was a film adaption as well; from what I can tell the book is vastly different from the movie, so maybe I'll give the film a try.