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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
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Feb 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: biography-autobiography
Read in February, 2009

I don't normally read celebrity biographies, but this one seemed different, and it was. Carrie Fisher has honed her writing skills through four novels, which helps a great deal. This book is a very strange and very personal journey through a convoluted life, one in which she admits to a lot of self-destructive behavior. Somehow, though, it's kind of a strangely uplifting and funny book about depressing subjects. She clearly has a lot of anger and frustration about her father, Eddie Fisher, and doesn't hesitate to criticize him and make fun of him in the book. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, comes across as slightly goofy but a generally nice person, kind of like the characters she portrayed in films.
Overall, a quick and enjoyable book.
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Robin This is one that I enjoyed also and would definitely recommend but I would say that the potential reader who have to be somewhat of a Star Wars fan, wouldn't you?


Nick I think that being a Star Wars fan would help a little, but her life story itself was interesting. The way she inserted humor into what was clearly a very bitter relationship with her father, for example, provided some interesting insights. Okay, so the stuff about the gaffer's tape underwear was there for the Star Wars fans...in interviews, she said things about the harem girl outfit that were equally outrageous.


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