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Shockaholic

Format:  Paperback,

162 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Nov 2012

ISBN-13: 9780743264839

ISBN-10: 0743264835

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This rollicking follow-up to Carrie Fisher's' "New York Times" bestselling memoir and Tony Award- and Emmy Award-nominated, one-woman Broadway show "Wishful Drinking" is packed with madcap memories from her star-studded life: her friendships with Michael Jackson and her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor; her dates (and brawls) with senators; and her love affair with electroconvulsive therapy. But it's also a tender chronicle of her rollercoaster relationship with her father, Eddie Fisher, whose unconventional approach to life -- to say nothing of parenting -- sometimes drove Carrie to the brink, but also taught her about the nature of family, and love.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Nov 2012
ISBN-13: 9780743264839
ISBN-10: 0743264835
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 162
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.44
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.5

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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.

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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

This rollicking follow-up to Carrie Fisher’s' New York Times bestselling memoir and Tony Award- and Emmy Award-nominated, one-woman Broadway show Wishful Drinking is packed with madcap memories from her star-studded life: her friendships with Michael Jackson and her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor; her dates (and brawls) with senators; and her love affair with electroconvulsive therapy. But it's also a tender chronicle of her rollercoaster relationship with her father, Eddie Fisher, whose unconventional approach to life -- to say nothing of parenting -- sometimes drove Carrie to the brink, but also taught her about the nature of family, and love.

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