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Light sabres Alas aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother not to mention the hyperspace hairdo Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental inst Like most boys popping wood for the first time in the late 70s and early 80s I had a healthy interest in Princess Leia Carrie Fisher Later in life whenever I ve seen one of her books on the shelves I d think about possibly reading it out of interest for what she might have to say regarding those iconic Star Wars movies I even gave a little shit about what she s been up to since then Call it a passing fancy one that I ve passed up time and again for year upon year right up until recently when I found the audiobook version of Wishful Drinking at the library It was free I had it in hand and yet still I hesitated and would not have bothered with it except that it is uite short I wish I d put it back on the shelfThree hours of listening to anyone famous and privileged talking about their problems is three hours too long Add to that Fisher s tendency to shout as if saying it louder makes it funnier I blame Laugh In era Goldie Hawn for thisNegatives aside Fisher s humor is one of the book s saving graces She s gone beyond the woe is me stage attained the let s get our skeletons out of the closet stage and she handles it with laughter However it s a sense of humor that is as dark as the undertones and somewhat depressing subject matter of the entire book From start to finish nearly everything within Wishful Drinking is about her struggles with depression mental illness and substance abuse It s a hard knock life Fisher s taken her knocks and here they are all laid out for you to read I m not sure I would recommend it Rating 25 Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos up to since then Call it a passing fancy one that I ve passed The Illusionists up time and again for year O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, upon year right One for My Baby up Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, until recently when I found the audiobook version of Wishful Drinking at the library It was free I had it in hand and yet still I hesitated and would not have bothered with it except that it is We uite short I wish I d put it back on the shelfThree hours of listening to anyone famous and privileged talking about their problems is three hours too long Add to that Fisher s tendency to shout as if saying it louder makes it funnier I blame Laugh In era Goldie Hawn for thisNegatives aside Fisher s humor is one of the book s saving graces She s gone beyond the woe is me stage attained the let s get our skeletons out of the closet stage and she handles it with laughter However it s a sense of humor that is as dark as the The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, undertones and somewhat depressing subject matter of the entire book From start to finish nearly everything within Wishful Drinking is about her struggles with depression mental illness and substance abuse It s a hard knock life Fisher s taken her knocks and here they are all laid out for you to read I m not sure I would recommend it Rating 25

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In Wishful Drinking Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit Born to celebrity parents she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old But it isn't all sweetness and Audiobook Library Overdrive I downloaded this on a whim it was available I think this is the shortest Audiobook I ve ever listened to yet many topics are covered There was a lot I didn t know including that Carrie Fisher was married not long to Paul Simon Actually there was a lot I didn t know I didn t follow any news about Princess Leia from Star Wars I knew nothing about her childhood her absent father her history with drugs her history with a variety of psychiatrists and different therapies including shock therapy Her memoir which was adapted from one of her stage shows gives us a panoramic view of what Carrie Fisher s life was like EXTREME HIGHS and EXTREME LOWSNOT LIKE MOST CHILDREN S growing years with Debbie Reynolds as her mother and growing up with stars as family friends So sad for the lost of both Carrie and Debbie Reynolds I laughed at how much I understood from Carries point of view that when she watched The Father s Knows Best showshe thought THAT was what ALL NORMAL families were like since she soon figured out her life wasn t normal HaAs if the The Father s Knows Best TV Show represented reality I wished it did This uote of Carries speaks volumes If my life wasn t funny it would just be true and that would be unacceptable Great audiobook Beautiful tribute to Carry Fisher I fell in love with her myself Fire and Desire us a panoramic view of what Carrie Fisher s life was like EXTREME HIGHS and EXTREME LOWSNOT LIKE MOST CHILDREN S growing years with Debbie Reynolds as her mother and growing The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox up with stars as family friends So sad for the lost of both Carrie and Debbie Reynolds I laughed at how much I The Illusionists understood from Carries point of view that when she watched The Father s Knows Best showshe thought THAT was what ALL NORMAL families were like since she soon figured out her life wasn t normal HaAs if the The Father s Knows Best TV Show represented reality I wished it did This Planet of the Bugs uote of Carries speaks volumes If my life wasn t funny it would just be true and that would be Fishes of the Open Ocean unacceptable Great audiobook Beautiful tribute to Carry Fisher I fell in love with her myself

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Itutions It's an incredible tale from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother to marrying and divorcing Paul Simon from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed The sad thing about this book is that my favorite part was the cover I mean that s a brilliant coverBut overall Not the book I was hoping for Fisher seems to have mostly transcribed her one woman show and the problem is what works for a performance doesn t hold up very well as a book Everything s sort of glossed over with self deprecating jokes and there s not a real sense of narrative or much in the way of self reflection I didn t really want a celebrity tell all but I would really be interested in what Fisher really thinks and feels about her struggles with addiction mental illness and the bizarreness of her fame Instead I mostly got a lot of jokes about how it s weird when guys talk about jacking off to Princess Leia It seemed like whenever she got too close to something painful it was danced around or told in such a way that felt like she was saying Ok told you about that got it out of the way so there There is some genuinely interesting and affecting material here but it s hard to find which is really disappointing Engendering Song ultimately waking Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed The sad thing about this book is that my favorite part was the cover I mean that s a brilliant coverBut overall Not the book I was hoping for Fisher seems to have mostly transcribed her one woman show and the problem is what works for a performance doesn t hold The White Nights of Ramadan up very well as a book Everything s sort of glossed over with self deprecating jokes and there s not a real sense of narrative or much in the way of self reflection I didn t really want a celebrity tell all but I would really be interested in what Fisher really thinks and feels about her struggles with addiction mental illness and the bizarreness of her fame Instead I mostly got a lot of jokes about how it s weird when guys talk about jacking off to Princess Leia It seemed like whenever she got too close to something painful it was danced around or told in such a way that felt like she was saying Ok told you about that got it out of the way so there There is some genuinely interesting and affecting material here but it s hard to find which is really disappointing

  • Hardcover
  • 163
  • Wishful Drinking
  • Carrie Fisher
  • English
  • 18 November 2017
  • 9781439102251

10 thoughts on “Wishful Drinking

  1. says:

    When the original Star Wars trilogy came out I was too young to have nurtured any grotty pubescent fantasies about Princess Leia though I guess by the time of Return of the Jedi I was old enough to be confusedly excited by those harem scenes with Jabba the Hutt But now that I’ve read Wishful Drinking I kind of want Carrie Fisher for my girlfriend Except that she’s my mother’s age And she’s a recoveri

  2. says:

    Carrie Fisher's ever present sarcasm rubbed me the wrong way It was entertaining in the beginning but does one need to be sarcastic 24

  3. says:

    Audiobook Library Overdrive I downloaded this on a whim it was available I think this is the shortest Audiobook I’ve ever listened to yet many topics are covered There was a lot I didn’t know including that Carrie Fisher was married not long to Paul Simon Actually there was a lot I didn’t know — I didn’t follow any news about Prince

  4. says:

    Turning to the first of her short memoirs I was faced with some of Carrie Fisher's most interesting sentiments and

  5. says:

    35 starsThis book is or less the written version of Carrie Fisher's stage production Wishful Drinking Carrie Fisher's stage show 'Wishful Drinking'Carrie is probably best known for her role as the beautiful intrepid 'Princes

  6. says:

    Like most boys popping wood for the first time in the late '70s and early '80s I had a healthy interest in Princess Leia Carrie Fisher Later in life whenever I've seen one of her books on the shelves I'd think about possibly reading it out of interest for what she might have to say regarding those iconic Star Wars movies I even gave a little shit about what she's been up to since then Call it a passing fancy on

  7. says:

    WISHFUL DRINKING is a short but interesting memoir surrounding Carrie Fisher's life growing up in a celebrity household parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher her addictions electroshock therapy bipolar disorder and after effects of playing Princess Leia in the epic STAR WARS sagaWritten with sarcastic humor and wit gotta give her credit for laying it all out there and persevering to overcome her demonsJust

  8. says:

    The sad thing about this book is that my favorite part was the cover I mean that's a brilliant coverBut overall Not the book I was ho

  9. says:

    I loved Carrie Fisher; she was an icon of my youth She was also smart funny and courageousHer death saddened me so much She should have had year

  10. says:

    Hilarious Of course I know Carrie Fisher from her Star Wars fame and knew she had written some books But I had no clue how funny she

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