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.
In this funny and sad memoir, Fisher (Wishful Drinking) tackles her difficult decision to pursue ongoing electroshock therapy, an unpopular medical alternative which she lauds as a last-ditch effort to alleviate the pain of living her particular life: "I was in pain squared, pain cubed, pain to the nth power." Writing with tremendous wit, ample self-deprecation, and a thinly veiled and deep-seated anguish, she shares stories about a riveting dinner with Senators Chris Dodd and Ted Kennedy, and her friendship with Michael Jackson, among others. Fisher confides that she's become someone who "could be counted on to be amusing" at various public functions, frequently including "references to my infamous family." Fisher's father Eddie, whom she barely saw until she was 20, supplied her with drugs. Later, she nursed her father during his illnesses, which she writes about in the latter half of the book in a number of moving reflections.
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Love her style and highly entertaining. Are you aware none of the pics are labeled incorrectly? Like totally different book.
Love all her books and her personality and humor, even in dark times. She is so missed! RIP CARRIE FISHER xo