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Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

Author: Carrie Fisher
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Description

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.

Author description

Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her star-studded career includes roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She is the author of five bestselling novels, Wishful Drinking, Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher's experience with addiction and mental illness -- and her willingness to speak honestly about them -- have made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781847397836
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Pocket Books
  • : August 2009
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 791.43028092
  • : oc2009023094
  • : 176
  • : Biography & autobiography: film, television, music, theatre; Individual actors & performers; Films, cinema
  • : Carrie Fisher
  • : Paperback