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Wishful drinking
Carrie Fisher
Adult Nonfiction PN2287.F494 A3 2008

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Fisher's larger-than-life personality shines through as she performs her raucous memoir with all the panache of the standup routine that inspired the book. Her comedic talents are on full display-particularly in her diagram of Hollywood inbreeding that ends with the ironic punch line that Fisher's teenage daughter is now flirting with the grandson of Elizabeth Taylor, who broke up Fisher's parents' marriage in the 1950s. As Fisher romps through her own affairs and marriages, and her bouts with alcoholism and drug abuse, she manages to see the funny side in all of it, even bipolar disorder (she calls her manic side Roy and her depressed alter ego Pam, after "piss and moan"). She does a fantastic impersonation of her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and an uproarious sendup of George Lucas, who wouldn't let her wear a bra in Star Wars because he was adamant that there was no underwear in space. A Simon & Schuster hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 3). (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Mining the funny and heartbreaking parts of her tumultuous life with gusto, actress/comedian Fisher uses her throaty voice well to reveal her alcohol/drug abuse, manic depression, and failed relationships with raunchy humor, self-deprecating tartness, and zingy one-liners. [LJ Best Audio of 2009] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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