Wishful drinking
Finally, ​after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of „Hollywood in-breeding,” come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen.

Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it (what do you expect after electroshock therapy?). It's an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royalty – Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher – homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then dating) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

Wishful Drinking, the show, has been a runaway success. Entertainment Weekly declared it „drolly hysterical” and the Los Angeles Times called it a „Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes.” This is Carrie Fisher at her best – revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.

About the Author
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 four bestselling novels, 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. She is truly one of the most magical people who walks among us....
Névte Lenke véleménye:
Meryl Streep őt idézte, mikor azt mondta: "Fogd a törött szíved, és formáld művészetté!" Ebben az írásban pontosan ez történik. Nem egy szupersztár szenzációra éhes könyvét olashatjuk, hanem egy lányt, színészt, komikust, feleséget, anyát. A könyv bemutatja életének érzelmes, tragikus és olykor szürreális pillanatait, megismerjük személyes kapcsolatait, és a hullámhegyeket-, és völgyeket, amiben része volt. Nyíltan beszél a hollywoodi elitről, a csillogás mögötti törékenységről. Nem rejti véka alá a véleményét, így az írása egy percre sem lesz olcsó bulvár.