Wishful Drinking

Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life, in her first-ever memoir.

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439102251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life, in her first-ever memoir.

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking—both the show and the book—chronicles my all too eventful
and by necessity amusing, Leialaden life. I tell this story, partly as a means to
reclaim whatever I can of my former life. What hasn't been eaten by
electroconvulsive ...

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471101096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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 Warswhen 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 and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and 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.

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Los Angeles Magazine

Rachel Griffiths at " Skin + Bones Sean Lennon at " Wishful Drinking " at " Skin +
Bones " HARMONY ELEVE Rufus Wainwright Flea at Environmental Media
Awards ITI bi Ashton Kutcher and Deni Moore at " Skin & Bones FARROW &
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Carrie Fisher A Life on the Edge

... Robin; suicide of Wilson, Donald Roller Wilson, Stephanie Winfrey, Oprah
Wishful Drinking (book); reviews Wishful Drinking (play); at Berkeley Repertory
Theatre; Broadway run; at Geffen Playhouse; as HBO special; regional runs;
reviews; ...

Author: Sheila Weller

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374717729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid—and brilliant—Carrie Fisher In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller—with heart and a profound feeling for the times—gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. Now she turns her focus to one of the most loved, brilliant, and iconoclastic women of our time: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher. Weller traces Fisher’s life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the spunky and adorable Debbie Reynolds; her father, the heartthrob crooner Eddie Fisher. When Eddie ran off with Elizabeth Taylor, the scandal thrust little Carrie Frances into a bizarre spotlight, gifting her with an irony and an aplomb that would resonate throughout her life. We follow Fisher’s acting career, from her debut in Shampoo, the hit movie that defined mid-1970s Hollywood, to her seizing of the plum female role in Star Wars, which catapulted her to instant fame. We explore her long, complex relationship with Paul Simon and her relatively peaceful years with the talent agent Bryan Lourd. We witness her startling leap—on the heels of a near-fatal overdose—from actress to highly praised, bestselling author, the Dorothy Parker of her place and time. Weller sympathetically reveals the conditions that Fisher lived with: serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Still, despite crises and overdoses, her life’s work—as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess, and a friend—was prodigious and unique. As one of her best friends said, “I almost wish the expression ‘one of a kind’ didn’t exist, because it applies to Carrie in a deeper way than it applies to others.” Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher’s life, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge is an empathic and even-handed portrayal of a woman who—as Princess Leia, but mostly as herself—was a feminist heroine, one who died at a time when we need her blazing, healing honesty more than ever.

Shockaholic

In a book infused with her trademark incisive wit, the author of Wishful Drinking takes readers on a rollicking, behind the scenes tour of the Star Wars phenomenon. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743264835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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In a book infused with her trademark incisive wit, the author of Wishful Drinking takes readers on a rollicking, behind the scenes tour of the Star Wars phenomenon. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Vanity Fair

YOUNY Serwone When Wishful Drinking opens at Studio 54 this month , Fisher
will be armed with the chalkboard she uses to diagram her family's byzantine
genealogya hilarious visual aid to prevent audiences from becoming hopelessly
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The Princess Diarist

This last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher is the crown jewel of ideal Star Wars gifts.

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698188365

Category: Humor

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This last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher is the crown jewel of ideal Star Wars gifts. The Princess Diarist is an intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time. When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Before her passing, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon was indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.

Postcards From the Edge

This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’.

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849833656

Category: Fiction

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** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry ** ‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue

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COUN ES REBE TRY A LITTLE WISHFUL DRINKING . Bad Com assford romper
loro Fondos Company Line Col Car Cappula Design Legend has it that if you
add three coffee beans to Sambuca Romana , good fortune uill follow . Paxat 20
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A Wild Salience

What is shook down , shakes up again , artificial off the real , a lot like wishful
drinking 28 Language may resemble nature ( “ like colored leaves ” ) and appear
transparent , but on closer inspection , the waters are “ pallid ” and “ scummy at ...

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San Diego Magazine

20 Letters Thinking before drinking; the search for truth continues; and a few
more of the duped check in. ... 178 Seen Around the track in Del Mar; honoring
Jack O'Brien's quarter-century at the Globe; and wishful drinking in North County.

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Harper s Magazine

Why, Tomorrow's, of course! .. —Jim Bauman Park Ridge, Ill. Cross-country
athletes Who condition themselves well Win in the long run. The alcoholic - - -
Little dreams he's the victim - drinking. Of wishful drinking —Arthur Camper
Madison, ...

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Prevention s Medical Care Yearbook 1989

They may wonder , is it true , or is it just wishful drinking ? " Most studies continue
to support the view that moderate alcohol intake is associated with a reduced risk
of heart disease , " says Dr. Stampfer . Alcohol's ability to raise the level of high ...

Author: Rodale Press

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9780878578061

Category: Medical care

Page: 320

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Business Week

TRY A LITTLE WISHFUL DRINKING . Legend has it that if you add three coffee
beans to Sambuca Romana , good fortune will follow . CARON yol imported by
Motown Furze La Fort Les N CERE ARE W SAMBVCA ROMANA a NUE ORE
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Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation

Jude Law in " Hamlet " ALSO IN THEATER » • Carrie Fisher in " Wishful Drinking
" - Rosie O'Donnell in " Love , Loss and What I Wore " nytimes.com THEATER " I'
m pretty sure Goldman Sachs would have preferred the building to go down ...

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Country Life

... 4 FENCHURCH AVENUE , LONDON , E.C.3 PE SA A POWELL DUFFRYN
Product ROSS'S .. BELFAST GINGER ALE SODA WATER TONIC WATER
GRAPE FRUIT LIME JUICE CORDIAL LEMONADE Wishful drinking for the time
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Harper s

In the midst of this , Simon married Carrie Fisher . It lasted about a year , although
, according to Fisher's 2008 book and 2009 one - woman Broadway show
Wishful Drinking ( in which she said she was still a fan of his music , even the less
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Art Direction

TRY A LITTLE WISHFUL DRINKING . TEKKERT CDs : Bill Berenter and Marty
Greenhouse , ADs : Charlotte Sherwood and Bill Berenter , CW : Rick Johnston ;
Photog : Phil Marco ; Agency : Berenter Greenhouse & Webster , Client :
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