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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
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Jul 07, 2009

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bookshelves: biographical, hilarious, recovery
Read in July, 2009

This memoir of reclaiming memory after electroshock therapy reads like a collection of one-liners in a stand-up stage show. The one-liners are funny, which is the redeeming factor. And Carrie Fisher's frankness is also refreshing. I might check out her other novels if they have a little more artfulness in the writing.

Some of the one-liners:

"Even this book is a pathetic bid for the attention I lacked as a newborn."(30)

"You know how they say that religion is the opiate of the masses? Well, I took masses of opiates religiously."(99)

"About a year after that, I was invited to go a mental hospital. And you know, you don't want to be rude, so you go. Okay, I know what you must be thinking--but this is a very exclusive invitation."(113)

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