Postcards from the Edge
Postcards from the Edge is a semi-autobiographical story about Carrie after coming out of a stint in rehab. I read this book when I wa ...more
The first third of the story recounting 30 days of actress Suzanne Vale's life in rehab was pretty intense and nerve-racking reading (for me) and if you can get through lives and stories of drug dealers, addicts and rather disgusting Hollywood types in those pages, the rest of the novel will be a breeze.
While I loved the movie with its witty and sarcastic dark humor, the novel came across (for...more
There was the rehab portion, the looking for love portion of the book and the part where she is trying to accept normal portion. I felt the dialogue was snappy, there were funny moments. I enjoy the stor ...more
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
Sometimes I feel like I've got my nose pressed up against the window of a bakery, only I'm the bread.
In Postcards from the Edge, Carrie Fisher writes a part-fiction, part-memoirs account about the highs and lows of life in Hollywood. And by that, I mean the highs of drug consumption followed by the lows of withdrawal during the inevitable stay in rehab.
It is truly fascinating to listen to the her voice spewing the most intricate, absurdist, intellectual and insightful witticisms, trying to cat ...more
Postcards from the Edge mainly follows the story of an actress who found her way to a rehab clinic after losing – almost for good – her life to drugs. Suzanne has reached her thirties and, after her drug scandal, is having a hard time find ...more
And was she funny! There are some truly memorable lines h ...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
So. Here is the deal, because there is not much to tell about this book because nothing seems to happen after the character gets out of rehab.
This book has no plot for 2/3rds. Sad, but true. I think Carrie Fisher is a great writer. She has a way of creating this characters that have a ton of flaws but are witty and real. I think Suzanne is her - this was her outlet, this was her way of writing out her feelings and not caring if a story came out of it.
Also, Alex... why were ...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 O ...more
And I was right! Watched the movie just yesterday & was amazed that the screenplay was written by the author & almost unrecognizable.
Not that it was any good either!
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
I enjoy the story and love the characters; but, as always, it's the writing that blows me away. This book c ...more
Jag vet inte exakt vad jag hade väntat mig men Vykort kändes lite som att läsa en dramakomedi från 80-talet, rappa replikutväxlingar, scener där en ...more
I mean, any competently executed, charmingly written, understated novel will make Moby Dick look big, fat and dumb--but this one doubly so. It has all the sense of urgency-in-writing that the best American novels (and the best Mountain Goats' songs) have, and a confidence in style and voice that usually comes further down the line in a writing career.
Her final film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was released on December 15, 2017 and is dedicated to her.