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Shockaholic

Format:  Hardcover,

162 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9780743264822

ISBN-10: 0743264827

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Bad news . . .
. . . for anyone who thought Carrie Fisher had finally stopped talking about herself: Sorry, but after all of her seemingly endless blathering on about her nose-bleedhigh- class problems, it appears she has yet another brand-new problem to overshare about (though don't expect to relate to it). This time, the electro-convulsive shock therapy she's been regularly undergoing is threatening to wipe out (what's left of) her memory.
But get ready for a shock of your own. Not only doesn't she mind paying the second electric bill, but she loves the high-voltage treatments. In fact, she gets a real charge out of them. She can't get enough. In fact, this might even be a brand-new addiction for her. But before she can truly commit herself to it in the long term, she'd better get some of those more nagging memories of hers on paper.
It's been a roller coaster of a few years for Carrie since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway show and "New York Times "bestselling book "Wishful Drinking." She not only lost her beloved father, but also her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor. And as if all that weren't enough, she also managed to lose over forty pounds of unwanted flesh--not by sawing off a leg (though that did cross her zapped mind) but by doing what might be termed "wishful shrinking," all the while staying sober and sane-ish. And she wants to tell you, dear reader, all about it . . . and more.
Why? Because she wants you to someday be able to remind her about how Elizabeth Taylor settles a score and the scatological wonders of shoe tycoons. She doesn't want to forget about how she and Michael Jackson became friends or how she ended up sparring with none other than Ted Kennedy on a dinner date. And she especially wants to preserve her memories of Eddie Fisher--what their relationship really was and the beautiful story it turned out to be in the end.
Yes, of course, "Shockaholic "is laugh-out-loud funny, acerbic, and witty as hell. But it also reveals a new side of Carrie Fisher that may even bring a pleasant shock your way: it is contemplative, vulnerable, and ultimately quite tender.

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Author:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9780743264822
ISBN-10: 0743264827
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 162
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.71
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.88 x 0.74 x 8.69

About the author

Biography of Fisher, Carrie

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher was born in Burbank, California on October 21, 1956 to singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. She has appeared in numerous movies including Shampoo (1975), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). She is best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Her first novel, Postcards from the Edge, was awarded the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. She has also written Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, and Wishful Drinking. She wrote the screenplay for the movie Postcards from the Edge.

Chapter outline

Before I Forget...p. 1
Shockaholicp. 7
Wishful Shrinkingp. 25
The Senatorp. 35
The Princess arid the Kingp. 53
Waiting for the Shoe (Tycoon) to Dropp. 77
Oy! My Pa-Pap. 95
Acknowledgmentsp. 161

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2012-02-15)

In this follow-up to Wishful Drinking, Fisher writes about what it means to be thought of as self-absorbed, to have famous parents who parted notoriously, how it feels to have electroshock therapy, and making peace with the past that includes living with Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and Elizabeth Taylor; being Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy; waking up next to her dead, gay best friend; and enduring various other adventures that it's hard to believe could have happened to anyone else. Her reading is pitch-perfect: acerbic, revealing, vulnerable, and hilarious.

Verdict: Fisher is seriously funny, and this memoir is recommended for all listeners interested in pop culture and celebrity autobiographies.

-Pam Kingsbury, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence

(c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Bad news...

... for anyone who thought Carrie Fisher had finally stopped talking about herself: Sorry, but after all of her seemingly endless blathering on about her nose-bleedhigh- class problems, it appears she has yet another brand-new problem to overshare about (though don’t expect to relate to it). This time, the electro-convulsive shock therapy she’s been regularly undergoing is threatening to wipe out (what’s left of) her memory.

But get ready for a shock of your own. Not only doesn’t she mind paying the second electric bill, but she loves the high-voltage treatments. In fact, she gets a real charge out of them. She can’t get enough. In fact, this might even be a brand-new addiction for her. But before she can truly commit herself to it in the long term, she’d better get some of those more nagging memories of hers on paper.

It’s been a roller coaster of a few years for Carrie since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway show and New York Times bestselling book Wishful Drinking. She not only lost her beloved father, but also her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor. And as if all that weren’t enough, she also managed to lose over forty pounds of unwanted flesh—not by sawing off a leg (though that did cross her zapped mind) but by doing what might be termed “wishful shrinking,” all the while staying sober and sane-ish. And she wants to tell you, dear reader, all about it... and more.

Why? Because she wants you to someday be able to remind her about how Elizabeth Taylor settles a score and the scatological wonders of shoe tycoons. She doesn’t want to forget about how she and Michael Jackson became friends or how she ended up sparring with none other than Ted Kennedy on a dinner date. And she especially wants to preserve her memories of Eddie Fisher—what their relationship really was and the beautiful story it turned out to be in the end.

Yes, of course, Shockaholic is laugh-out-loud funny, acerbic, and witty as hell. But it also reveals a new side of Carrie Fisher that may even bring a pleasant shock your way: it is contemplative, vulnerable, and ultimately quite tender.

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