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10 thoughts on “Wishful Drinking

  1. says:

    When the original Star Wars trilogy came out I was too young to have nurtured any grotty pubescent fantasies about Princess

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    Carrie Fisher's ever present sarcasm rubbed me the wrong way It was entertaining in the beginning but does one need to be sarcastic 247 to be funny? NO I especially don't recommend the audiobook Also while this is shocking at times it is not very insightful or meaningful But well RIP Carrie Fisher

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    Audiobook Library Overdrive I downloaded this on a whim it was available I think this is the shortest Audiobook

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    Turning to the first of her short memoirs I was faced with some of Carrie Fisher's most interesting sentiments and

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    35 starsThis book is or less the written version of Carrie Fisher's stage production Wishful Drinking Carrie Fisher's stage show 'Wishful Drinking'Carrie is probably best known for her role as the beautiful intrepid 'Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies Carrie was 19 when the first movie filmed and perhaps coincidentally

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    Like most boys popping wood for the first time in the late '70s and early '80s I had a healthy interest in Princess Leia Carrie Fisher Later in life whenever I've seen one of her books on the shelves I'd think ab

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    WISHFUL DRINKING is a short but interesting memoir surrounding Carrie Fisher's life growing up in a celebrity household parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher her addictions electroshock therapy bipolar disorder

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    The sad thing about this book is that my favorite part was the cover I mean that's a brilliant coverBut overall? Not the book I was hoping for Fisher seems to have mostly transcribed her one woman show and the problem is what works for a perfo

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    I loved Carrie Fisher; she was an icon of my youth She was also smart funny and courageousHer death saddened me so much She should have had years ahead of her She and we were deprived of her wit and intelligence Her witness to surviving mental illness and addictionI read this book in honor of her and to feel her presence again The b

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    Hilarious Of course I know Carrie Fisher from her Star Wars fame and knew she had written some books But I had no clue how funny she was Her w

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In Wishful Drinking Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit Born to celebrity parents she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old But it isn't all sweetness and. When the original Star Wars trilogy came out I was too young to have nurtured any grotty pubescent fantasies about Princess Leia though I guess by the time of Return of the Jedi I was old enough to be confusedly excited by those harem scenes with Jabba the Hutt But now that I ve read Wishful Drinking I kind of want Carrie Fisher for my girlfriend Except that she s my mother s age And she s a recovering alcoholicdrug addict with bipolar disorder and a lavishly messed up family Other than that though she s really great she s smart as a whip wickedly funny and she swears like a teamster whatever that isAll the same I definitely wouldn t want her for a daughter or even a distant cousin When it comes to her family s dirty laundry of which there are piles and piles lying around hopelessly soiled she s not what you d call the soul of discretion My father is beyond likeable I mean you would just love him My father also smokes four joints a day Not for medical reasons So I call him Puff Daddy But he is just adorable There s a reason he got all that high uality pussy except for the Miss Louisiana thing and anyone can make one mistakeHow often do you find the word father and the phrase high uality pussy in the same paragraph Right not very And it takes a special kind of daughter to describe her mother s sexual orientation in the following terms Not that it matters but my mother is not a lesbian She s just a really really bad heterosexual I m not exactly up on Hollywood tell alls so maybe I m overlooking some classics of the genre but I don t imagine there d be that many celebrities out there who are blessed with either Fisher s command of the American vernacular or her healthy perspective on her own fame Speaking of graves I tell my younger friends that one day they ll be at a bar playing pool and they ll look up at the television set and there will be a picture of Princess Leia with two dates underneath and they ll say awww she said that would happen And they ll go back to playing poolOr there s this You know what s funny about death I mean other than absolutely nothing at all You d think we could remember finding out we weren t immortal Sometimes I see children sobbing in airports and I think Aww They ve just been told See that s clever but isn t it also just the teensiest bit profound Okay not Schopenhauer profound but still Wishful Drinking is fluff I guess in the sense that it won t change your life or even your lunch break But it s good witty fluff True Fisher s relentless wisecracking starts to sound needy and defensive after a while he said casually lobbing a rock from his glass house but I think it s to her credit that despite her freakish Hollywood existence she s still human enough to laugh at herself Come to think of it what could be freakish than that a human being in Hollywood It must get awfully lonely for her

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Light sabres Alas aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother not to mention the hyperspace hairdo Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental inst. Like most boys popping wood for the first time in the late 70s and early 80s I had a healthy interest in Princess Leia Carrie Fisher Later in life whenever I ve seen one of her books on the shelves I d think about possibly reading it out of interest for what she might have to say regarding those iconic Star Wars movies I even gave a little shit about what she s been up to since then Call it a passing fancy one that I ve passed up time and again for year upon year right up until recently when I found the audiobook version of Wishful Drinking at the library It was free I had it in hand and yet still I hesitated and would not have bothered with it except that it is uite short I wish I d put it back on the shelfThree hours of listening to anyone famous and privileged talking about their problems is three hours too long Add to that Fisher s tendency to shout as if saying it louder makes it funnier I blame Laugh In era Goldie Hawn for thisNegatives aside Fisher s humor is one of the book s saving graces She s gone beyond the woe is me stage attained the let s get our skeletons out of the closet stage and she handles it with laughter However it s a sense of humor that is as dark as the undertones and somewhat depressing subject matter of the entire book From start to finish nearly everything within Wishful Drinking is about her struggles with depression mental illness and substance abuse It s a hard knock life Fisher s taken her knocks and here they are all laid out for you to read I m not sure I would recommend it Rating 25 Feral of manic depression and lounging around various mental inst. Like most boys popping wood for the first time in the late 70s and early 80s I had a healthy interest in Princess Leia Carrie Fisher Later in life whenever I ve seen Krismis van Map Jacobs one Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of her books Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche on the shelves I d think about possibly reading it Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, out Mensa Riddles Conundrums of interest for what she might have to say regarding those iconic Star Wars movies I even gave a little shit about what she s been up to since then Call it a passing fancy Julie of the Wolves one that I ve passed up time and again for year upon year right up until recently when I found the audiobook version The Right Swipe of Wishful Drinking at the library It was free I had it in hand and yet still I hesitated and would not have bothered with it except that it is uite short I wish I d put it back Touched on the shelfThree hours Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of listening to anyone famous and privileged talking about their problems is three hours too long Add to that Fisher s tendency to shout as if saying it louder makes it funnier I blame Laugh In era Goldie Hawn for thisNegatives aside Fisher s humor is Ugly Fish one The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of the book s saving graces She s gone beyond the woe is me stage attained the let s get Little Gods our skeletons Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of the closet stage and she handles it with laughter However it s a sense The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of humor that is as dark as the undertones and somewhat depressing subject matter Sylvia Pankhurst of the entire book From start to finish nearly everything within Wishful Drinking is about her struggles with depression mental illness and substance abuse It s a hard knock life Fisher s taken her knocks and here they are all laid Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts out for you to read I m not sure I would recommend it Rating 25

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Itutions It's an incredible tale from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother to marrying and divorcing Paul Simon from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed. The sad thing about this book is that my favorite part was the cover I mean that s a brilliant coverBut overall Not the book I was hoping for Fisher seems to have mostly transcribed her one woman show and the problem is what works for a performance doesn t hold up very well as a book Everything s sort of glossed over with self deprecating jokes and there s not a real sense of narrative or much in the way of self reflection I didn t really want a celebrity tell all but I would really be interested in what Fisher really thinks and feels about her struggles with addiction mental illness and the bizarreness of her fame Instead I mostly got a lot of jokes about how it s weird when guys talk about jacking off to Princess Leia It seemed like whenever she got too close to something painful it was danced around or told in such a way that felt like she was saying Ok told you about that got it out of the way so there There is some genuinely interesting and affecting material here but it s hard to find which is really disappointing