Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (unabridged audiobook read by the author): Man oh man, I never expected to fall in love with Carrie Fisher. Aside from Star Wars and a cameo appearance in one of the Austin Powers movies, I’m pretty much completely unfamiliar with her work. I’ve never read any of her novels or seen any of her other movies. But you know, this was really fantastic. She’s brutally honest about her upbringing as a product of “Hollywood inbreeding”, her bipolar disorder, her addictions, and her romantic follies. This is a pretty short book, but it goes a mile a minute, jumping from topic to topic without ever feeling too scatterbrained. There are some sad parts and some touching parts, but most of it is just plain old hilarious. I laughed out loud on a number of occasions and had a big old grin on my face for much of the rest of it. Highly recommended.

Also posted on BookCrossing.

  1. I read Postcards from the Edge and enjoyed it, but I really loved her appearance on Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me after Wishful Drinking came out: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100094832
    I highly recommend it (it’s 11 minutes long, interview and then quiz).

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