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On Sale: December 2, 2008
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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
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
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.
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1 comment posted.
Re: Wishful Drinking
Definitely intrigued to read Wishful Drinking!
(Karen Cherubino 3:43pm February 16, 2011)
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