Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking
by Carrie Fisher
ebook (which was a mistake--go for the real book on this one)
ISBN: 978-1-4391-5380-2
Simon & Schuster

Rating (scale of 1-5, with 5 being best)
Plot: n/a
Characters: n/a, but I'm going to give it a 5 anyway
Writing: 4
Final: 4.5

Comments: As I mentioned above, I read this as an ebook but I recommend you buy a real book for this one so you don't feel like you've missed out on the photos (they are in the ebook, but they never come across very well on the screen).
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 . . . 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.

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