The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit show. Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of aHollywood in-breeding, a 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?). Itas an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royaltyaDebbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisherahomewrecked 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 adrolly hystericala and the Los Angeles Times called it a aBeverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes.a This is Carrie Fisher at her bestarevealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.Entertainment Weekly declared it adrolly hystericala and the Los Angeles Times called it a aBeverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes.a This is Carrie Fisher at her bestarevealing her worst.
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