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Also by Carrie Fisher:

The Princess Diarist, December 2016
Hardcover
Shockaholic, November 2011
Hardcover
Wishful Drinking, December 2008
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Wishful Drinking
Carrie Fisher

Simon & Schuster
December 2008
On Sale: December 2, 2008
176 pages
ISBN: 1439102252
EAN: 9781439102251
Hardcover
$21.00
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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 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.

Media Buzz

Today - August 24, 2011
Late Late Show - May 20, 2011
Oprah - February 15, 2011
Late Late Show - July 28, 2010
Today - November 17, 2009
Campbell Brown - November 11, 2009
The View - December 31, 2008
Late Late Show - December 12, 2008
The View - December 12, 2008
Today - December 10, 2008

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Re: Wishful Drinking

Definitely intrigued to read Wishful Drinking!
(Karen Cherubino 3:43pm February 16, 2011)

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