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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
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Oct 22, 11


This is Carrie Fisher's 'real' autobiography. The high and low points of her life have been detailed and chronicled in several novels written by Fisher, but this is the first book in which she claims to provide more than a simple review of the facts thinly disguised as fiction. In this 'Tell All Saga' she likens it to , "a really, really detailed personals ad", and by the end of the work, "you'll feel so close to me that you will want to divorce me". The book recounts her early childhood as the daughter of two of the biggest stars of the 50's, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, and takes the reader up to her recent adventures in electro-convulsive shock therapy. Booze, pills, toxic relationships, and a crazier than crazy family life have done nothing to stifle her razor sharp wit, or dulled her uncanny ability to see the humor in almost anything. WISHFUL DRINKING is a short work, and I read it in an evening in one sitting.
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