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Wishful Drinking - by Carrie Fisher (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • 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.
  • Author(s): Carrie Fisher
  • 176 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Personal Memoirs

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About the Book



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 19.



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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



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"[Fisher] has a talent for lacerating insight that masquerades as carefree self-deprecation...The effect, ultimately, is extraordinarily painful while being extremely entertaining...[S]he's done her best to make sense of it all, and throughout, her humor has held up. In her own defiant manner, she's fought the good fight." -- The Los Angeles Times

"[T]here are also sparkling bons mots bespeaking [Carrie's] quirky intelligence and sweetness. Spoken like a true princess." -- Elle

"Clearly, you should buy this book....she has expert comic timing and, perhaps more importantly, better stories than most drug addicts....Fisher is unafraid to write, brutally and vividly." -- New York Post

"Fisher is a language obsessive, a nimble verbal acrobat who puns and somersaults around a page with glee...If you are a fan of Fisher's fiction, a follower of her mental illness or simply a looky-loo stargazer curious about her Hollywood heritage, Wishful Drinking will likely make you laugh." -- Slate.com

"Fisher makes each crushing tragedy hilarious." -- People (4 out of 4 stars)

"Fisher, unlike most celebrities (especially ones spawned from other celebrities) can actually write, and...Wishful Drinking, though an extremely short book, is super salacious and entertaining." -- Jezebel.com

"She's still funny as hell...Her stories bubble, bounce, and careen with an energy...Get someone to read this rollicking book aloud to you." -- Entertainment Weekly

"There are more juicy confessions and outrageously funny observations packed in these honest pages than most celebrity bios twice the length...With acerbic precisions and brash humor, she writes of struggling with and enjoying aspects of her alcoholism, drug addiction and mental breakdowns. Her razor-sharp observations about celebrity, addiction and sexuality demand to be read aloud to friends." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.46 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .52 Inches (D)
Weight: .52 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Carrie Fisher
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2009
TCIN: 11663214
UPC: 9781439153710
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-2469
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.52 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8.46 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.52 pounds
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