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Wishful Drinking
Wishful Drinking
Author: Carrie Fisher
Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie ca...  more
ISBN-13: 9781439102251
ISBN-10: 1439102252
Publication Date: 12/2/2008
Pages: 176
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Carrie Fisher, post-ECT, writes candidly, sarcastically, and somewhat randomly about her unusual upbringing and her own subsequent fame and its issues. She discusses bi-polar disorder with a wicked sense of humor. A very fast read with many laugh-out-loud moments. Very enjoyable.
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I don't generally write reviews, but this book just made me want to write one.

I've liked Carrie Fisher's other books and generally really like "memoirs" about drug addiction, drinking, mental health issues and things like that. So it seemed like Carrie Fisher's "memoir" titled Wishful Drinking would be very good. I was excited about reading it.

But, I was let down. I did not like this book at all. It didn't go into any detail about anything in her life. Just a sentence or two about some "issue" and that's all. I was always waiting for "the story" then I finally just got to the end and really didn't feel like she actually told anything. It was just sort of rambling about herself while trying too hard to be funny yet leaving out an actual story. Along with that, although some authors can do the rambling, then getting distracted and changing to some other topic, she really couldn't pull it off.

I would not recommend this book at all which upsets me because I was really expecting something much better.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This book was so sarcastic and funny in the way she describes her life and the lives of other hollywood weirdos.
Raised as a hollywood icon daughter she has a hard row to hoe, and she does it well.
From her always absent father to her kooky mother, she tales little snippits of her life that makes out crazy lives seem so sane.
This book does have some language so beware. But it is hilarious.

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  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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I prefer biographies that follow a linear time frame.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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It's a pretty quick read, and Carrie does ramble a bit (but no surprise, considering what she's put her brain & body through in her lifetime!).

Lots of interesting anecdotes about her life, drug use, parents, and Hollywood. I actually had no idea that both her parents are famous, so I learned a bit.

A few black and white photos are present as well.

Definitely worth reading if you are a fan of Carrie Fisher, or just like to read about the inevitable weirdness of famous people. I found it funny enough that I would read more of her books.
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A quick read of Carrie Fisher's view of her crazy celebrity life with the overlay of her bipolar disease. Several good laughs....but all and all makes you realize that although celebrities have money, the money doesn't necessarily lend to a sane and wonderfully happy life. A fun fast read.