This memoir from the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking gives you an intimate, gossip-filled look at what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood royalty.
Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that locked Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life. Covering a broad range of topics—from never-before-heard tales of Hollywood gossip to outrageous moments of celebrity desperation; from alcoholism to illegal drug use; from the familial relationships of Hollywood royalty to scandalous run-ins with noteworthy politicians; from shock therapy to talk therapy—Carrie Fisher gives an intimate portrait of herself, and she’s one of the most indelible and powerful forces in culture at large today. Just as she has said of playing Princess Leia—“It isn’t all sweetness and light sabers”—Fisher takes readers on a no-holds-barred narrative adventure, both laugh-out-loud funny and poignant.
Carrie Fisher regales listeners with her thoughts on self-destruction, death, and delirium in this follow-up to Postcards from the Edge, that covers everything from her relationships with her father and stepfather to her electroshock therapy and reaction to the death of Michael Jackson. Poignant and amusing at times, these stories benefit from Fisher's narration, which like her writing communicates a willingness to not take herself entirely seriously and a recognition of the sober moments of life. Fisher's tone, emphasis, and delivery match her text. Listeners will be able to hear both the smile in her voice during amusing moments and her genuine grief when discussing harder times. A fine performance and entertaining audio that listeners will certainly enjoy. A Simon & Schuster hardcover.