The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit 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 called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen.
Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it (what do you expect after electroshock therapy?). It’s an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royalty—Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher—homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then dating) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.
Wishful Drinking, the show, has been a runaway success. Entertainment Weekly declared it “drolly hysterical” and the Los Angeles Times called it a “Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes.” This is Carrie Fisher at her best—revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.
I am a fan of Carrie Fisher's. And while I, like everyone else, loved her as Leia, I love her books even more. Her sharp mind (intact as ever, thank you very much), her biting wit and her never ending snark make me love her all the more. Fabulous that this is read by the author, especially in the case of Carrie Fisher (she should win awards for use of sarcasm). To hear the book in the tone that she means it? Far better than inagining it for myself. Overall a grand listen, and one that I'm sure it won't take me long to want to hear again. The story of her life isn't one to be missed.
This story was quite fractured and left way more questions than answers. The title does not reflect the content of the story/s at all. Sorry Carrie, I have never left a negative review for someone, but I thought I would get a lot more from this book.