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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Genre: Non-Fiction Memoir | 163 Pages | Published: 12.2.08 by Simon & Schuster
Book Jacket Synopsis:
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 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 institutions. 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.
Book Links: Amazon
Review & Thoughts
Non-Fiction Memoirs narrated by the author is my favorite type of audiobook. Unfortunately I was underwhelmed by this one. There were a few entertaining tidbits and it was good for a few random laughs, however I think this would be enjoyed more by true Carrie Fisher fans. Other than major fans I wouldn’t recommend this one.
Carrie has an interesting past but I didn’t connect with the writing style. I think this would have been better written by someone else the same way many famous memoirs are written, as a told to by type format. One of the biggest issues for me was the number of times she says ‘anyways’ like she’s rushing through the book to just get through it and be done.
Recommend for: Would only recommend this for fans of Carrie Fisher
My Review Rating: ♥♥
Book Format & Source: Audiobook via Libby app
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