Shockaholic

Shockaholic

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Infused with Carrie Fisher's trademark incisive wit and on the heels of Wishful Drinking's instant New York Times bestselling success, Shockaholic takes listeners on another rollicking ride into her crazy life.

There is no shortage of people flocking to hear what Princess Leia has to say. Her previous work, Wishful Drinking , was an instant New York Times bestseller and Carrie was featured everywhere on broadcast media and rave reviews from coast to coast, including People (4 stars; one of their top 10 books of the year), Entertainment Weekly , The New York Times , and scores of others.

Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that placed Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher's life, focusing more on the Star Wars years and dishing about the various Hollywood relationships she's formed since she was chosen to play Princess Leia at only nineteen years old. Fisher delves into the gritty details that made the movie--and herself--such a phenomenal success, admitting, "It isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2011
ISBN: 9780743550260
0743550269
Branch Call Number: NFBCD 791.43028092 Fishe 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (ca 4 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container

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VaughanPLSarahN Jun 04, 2017

When Carrie Fisher tells you about her life, it is always a blend of witty reflection and deep pathos. This little slice of life is no different as she recalls her relapse into drug addiction after the death of a dear friend and her decision to try electro shock therapy. Full of tangents that she justifies by explaining that shock therapy messes with your memory, we still manage to get a portrait of a woman who is very aware of how strange and dysfunctional her life and environment has been, and who loves deeply nonetheless.

JCLJoshN Jan 11, 2017

It's hard for me not to adore Carrie Fisher. Not because she played Princess Leia and I'm a Star Wars fan but because she as a person was so brave and strong, even when (especially when) admitting to being weak. Listening to this made me laugh out loud and tear up in sadness. I don't care that much about Hollywood gossip--all right, I care a little--but her openness about her mental health and neuroses inspires me.

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