Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

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 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 institutions. 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.

Title:Wishful Drinking
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781439102251
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    Wishful Drinking Reviews

  • Buck

    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 t...

  • Lola

    Carrie Fisher's ever-present sarcasm rubbed me the wrong way. It was entertaining in the beginning but does one need to be sarcastic 24/7 to be funny? NO. I especially don't recommend the audiobook. A...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook - Library Overdrive- I downloaded this on a whim - it was available. I think this is the shortest Audiobook Ive ever listened to - yet many topics are covered. There was a lot I didnt know -...

  • Matt

    Turning to the first of her short memoirs, I was faced with some of Carrie Fisher's most interesting sentiments and humorous anecdotes detailing a life about which I knew very little. Fisher adds as a...

  • Barbara

    3.5 starsThis book is (more 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...

  • Jason Koivu

    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 she...

  • Carol

    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 therap...

  • Kirsten

    The sad thing about this book is that my favorite part was the cover. I mean, that's a brilliant cover!But overall? Not the book I was hoping for. Fisher seems to have mostly transcribed her one-woman...

  • Ellie

    I loved Carrie Fisher; she was an icon of my youth. She was also smart, funny, and courageous.Her death saddened me so much. She should have had years ahead of her. She (and we) were deprived of her w...

  • Maxwell

    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 was. Her writing is so casualespecially listening to the audioboo...