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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

A book review of Wishful Drinking by Carrie FisherStars: ****

Simon & Schuster (2008)
Personal Memoirs
176 pages

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Summary: 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 nineteen.

Wishful Drinking

As mentioned above, this book is adapted from her one-woman stage show. If you don’t know, Carrie Fisher is Princess Leia from Star Wars. She shares here stories of growing up with famous parents and dealing with Bipolar and addiction as an adult.

It is a quick read at less than 200 pages and I read it in an hour or so (although I’m fast reader.) I found it interesting since I’m nowhere near the kid of famous parents. It’s nice to read stories behind celebrities sometimes, especially ones that show they are not perfect because the tendency is to idolize them.

As a sufferer of Bipolar as well, I would have liked to have read more about that but otherwise it was a great book. If you prefer, you can watch the HBO Documentary instead (or as well.)

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.