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Shockaholic
Shockaholic | Carrie Fisher
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This is Carrie Fisher's account of her own life, focusing mostly on the Star Wars years. Chosen to play Princess Leia when she was only 19 years old, Fisher delves into the gritty details that made the movie, and herself, such a success.
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awishman
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Carrie was so real, so clever, so funny. So bravely raw and honest. And making us laugh along the way. Her books are a gift.

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DeeLew
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Ugh. I miss Carrie Fisher. Such an amazing writer. ❤️

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Redjewel_7734
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It‘s both wonderful & sad to have Carrie‘s voice in my ears. I really love how witty & funny she is as she tells her story. Another great thing is that balance of how much she cares & at the same time how few f***s she has to give. A quick, fun listen that‘s an easy recommend to anyone.

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Ncostell
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I listened to this and despite listening to several other of her memoirs I still never tire of hearing Carrie Fisher tell stories from her incredible life. She was always very candid and does not hold anything back in many of the anecdotes from this book either whether telling of her electroshock therapy or her complicated relationship with her father.

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KS1805
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In my Goodreads review, Wishful Drinking was the party and Shockaholic was the hangover. Interesting at times but otherwise depressing. #audiobook

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Krisjericho
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I really, really love Carrie Fisher, and she is funny and blunt and honest and tender in this one. The Michael Jackson part was weird, though.

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Krisjericho
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Started this book today, on May the Fourth. Thought it was appropriate. This is the quote preceding the introduction, and I am crying already. #maythefourth

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Stacypatrice
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Rainy day coziness- a blanket, a book, and a pillow pal #lazysunday

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CherryPie
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1. Read a lot of inappropriate adult books. Don't remember any series at all.
2. I got the word funger out of a Carrie Fisher book so I choose that one as my fave of 2017.
3. No hated character. At least not one I actually read.
4. All of them. 😂👍

#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

CarolynM Inappropriate adult books, yep, me too👍 I thought about offering James Bond as my favourite childhood series, but decided to stick with the spirit of the question😀 2y
SilversReviews I hated Jack in BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. 2y
JenlovesJT47 Omg I LOVE Carrie Fisher!!! Shockaholic was great, but Wishful Drinking is my fave. I laughed like an idiot almost the whole time I was reading it, she was hilarious! 😅😅😅 2y
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CherryPie @JenlovesJT47 I saw the Wishful Drinking one woman show on HBO before I read it. I really like her conversational narrative. 2y
CherryPie @CarolynM Excellent! I didn't read them but we did watch every movie as they aired on network TV. 📺 2y
CherryPie @SilversReviews Lucky you! I wish I had an answer to the question. A day later and stll no one comes to mind. 2y
JenlovesJT47 I wish I had been able to see her Wishful Drinking show in person! Would have been awesome. Have you seen the Bright Lights documentary? It was excellent. 2y
SilversReviews @CherryPie That‘s good. 2y
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CunningFox
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"I took pounds and pounds of medications that have the dual effect of causing water retention (think ocean, not lake) while also creating a craving for salad—chocolate salad."

Mental illness, memory loss, weight gain and image issues, drug addictions... Shock therapy! I'm so intrigued. I love listening to Carrie reading her book, and listening about her life experiences. I can't wait to get ahold of her other works!

sammisho This is the only one I havent read! 2y
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GypsyKat
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I always love listening to Carrie Fisher, she was wonderfully off-color, smart, and kind of a smart ass. I don‘t know if I‘m just more emotional, or if it was the tone of this particular book, but I cried a lot more with this one than I did while listening to her other memoirs. 💜💜💜

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GypsyKat
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Starting this one on Audible. I think this is the only book of Carrie‘s that I haven‘t read and/or listened to. She‘s always a delight. I miss her. ♥️

SamHeartCoffee I miss her too. 😥 2y
callielafleur When I saw Last Jedi, I cried every time she was in screen. So silly, but it felt like I really knew her 2y
GypsyKat @callielafleur That‘s not silly. That‘s what happens with celebrities, especially well loved ones. I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to sink into a deep depression whenever Betty White dies. 2y
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GypsyKat @callielafleur And btw, I haven‘t seen the newest Star Wars yet, and I‘m SURE that I‘ll cry every time I see her too. 2y
callielafleur @GypsyKat ❤️ btw you just mentioning Betty White dying got me choked up, so that's where I am at today. 2y
GypsyKat @callielafleur 💗💗💗 2y
Gezemice I miss her too. 😥 2y
Gezemice @callielafleur Me too. I knew her. Grew up with her. My kids grew up with her... 😥 2y
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moarbookspleaze
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Currently listening to.

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GypsyKat
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This 50% off Audible sale is hurting my wallet! 😆💸 #BookHaul #BookSale #AudibleSale

Godmotherx5 I got the email but hesitate actually logging in to Audible 😬 2y
GypsyKat @Godmotherx5 I wish I could say the same. I bought too many! 😬🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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beccaeve
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How can you not love (and desperately miss) Carrie Fisher?!

Jess7 Loved this book! I also like her book: 2y
beccaeve @Jess7 Wishful Drinking was probably my favorite of her memoirs. This is a close second. I also enjoyed 2y
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everlocalwest
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Finishing out Carrie Fisher's memoirs. Full of the wit and sadness you would expect. Interesting perspectives on Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, and Ted Kennedy (note MJ seems like only one you'd actually want to associate with). This is basically a combination of Fisher's thoughts on ECT and celebrity culture (/celebrities). I just wish I had more of her stories to read. I'll get to the novels eventually.

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EmilyChristine
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Visiting family this weekend. My niece leaves for basic training on Tuesday. And I spent last night with this cute stinker.

Listened to this on my drive. Crazy to think she's gone. I'll have to listen to her other books now too.

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dariazeoli
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This photo is amazing.

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Foxyfictionista
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⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡ I wasn't sure what I would think of this as I hadn't read any of Carrie Fisher's books (fiction or non fiction) before now. She's so funny and honest. I love that about her. I'll definitely read her other books. This was my F selection for #LitsyAtoZ.

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Jess7
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Just picked this short book up at the library! I loved #WishfulDrinking so I have high hopes for this one! #Shockaholic ❤️ #CarrieFisher

Lmstraubie I'll have to check this one out. I didn't know it even existed. 😣 2y
KerriArista How was it? 2y
Jess7 @KerriArista I liked it a lot. I read in an hour or something. It was a super short, easy read. Similar style to wishful drinking, but with additional stories. 2y
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jes
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Currently reading...

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kdwinchester
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Just finished the final memoir (that I had left to read. This is the second one chronologically) by Carrie Fisher. She often references what will happen after she dies. I just about lost it. 💔 love her so much

GypsyKat I felt the same way while read Princess Diarist. I'm still so sad she's gone. 3y
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Lylah
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Carrie Fisher on her father.

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Lylah
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though you‘re living for two now. Their memory lives inside you, and you feed it. You live for them now that they can‘t anymore."

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Lylah
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😳

Smrloomis 😧😧😧 3y
Laura317 Wow. That's sad. 3y
tpixie Wow!! Sad. 3y
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Lylah
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Oh, Carrie. You left behind so much more than this. 💞

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Lylah
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Carrie Fisher on Elizabeth Taylor. If somebody wants to "love" me with jewelry, please let me know.

nikirtehsuxlol 🙋 me too 3y
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NovelGirl82
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I just adore Carrie Fisher! She is so honest, authentic, & unapologetically herself. I only hope to embrace my whole self that openly some day.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#17rainbowcolours #violetorindigobooks @jess.how
After the past few days' photo challenge, I realise I have books with this colour the least. I have loads of books with red spines on my shelves!

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sambuldore
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Listening to some #workreading.

RadicalReader @sambuldore is your name because of Dumbledore? 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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After reading The Princess Diarist, this is the next Carrie Fisher book I got from on hold at the library. Nothing like reading backwards! Anyway, I definitely enjoyed this more than PD, and found a lot of fascinating little tidbits here. Learning about her relationships with Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, her stepfather Harry Karl and her dad Eddie Fisher gave an interesting glimpse into the life of a celebrity. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended!

JenlovesJT47 The story about her dinner date with Ted Kennedy is worth the price of admission alone! 😂😂😂 Love her sense of humor. #carriefisher 💔 3y
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Pinkmeghan
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My copy of Shockaholic that just came in my library holds has a souvenir in it from the previous reader! Clearly someone else uses anything at hand as a bookmark, even a discarded souvenir playing card with a lobstah on it. #newenglandahforlife #maine 🦐

TheLondonBookworm Tehe I do the same thing ☺️ 3y
MidnightBookGirl I love finding bookmarks! 3y
mrsmarch I always check for bookmarks when returning library books...you'll know it's me when you see me holding each book upside down and fanning the pages before sending them down the book drop. 3y
Pinkmeghan @TheLondonBookworm @MidnightBookGirl @mrsmarch this one was actually tucked into the clear plastic over-wrapping, so I think it was left there deliberately! 😍 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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More books added to my TBR Mt Everest! #bookhaul #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

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Laru79
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This book was very engaging and funny and rambling too, just like I like biographies and memoirs to be! It's more of a snapshot of Fisher's life than all of it, but at 156 pages, I don't think it could be much else. I have The Princess Diarist to read soon, so am hoping for more fun and Star Wars/Harrison Ford stories to come!

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Laru79
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While my girls watch Paw Patrol and my husband makes fajitas for dinner (lucky me) I'm going to start on this one. I read Wishful Drinking a few years ago and enjoyed it, so I'm hoping this will be good too. Carrie Fisher was such a character.

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AshHisson
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I really enjoyed Fisher's frank approach to some difficult topics, and the humour she wove into her recollections. The second half focusing on her friendship with Michael Jackson, and relationship with her father and Elizabeth Taylor was interesting, but I really appreciated the first part of the book, where she talked openly about her mental state and decision to try shock treatments.

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elleinadarat
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All three of the Carrie Fisher books I read this week came available at the same time from the library. She was just so amazing. So much she went through! So great.

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Casi
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I liked this one more than Wishful Drinking. It had more in depth stories, but less of a theme overall. I do find it interesting that most of Carrie's stories are about her parents and not herself. I'm wondering if that will be the same with Princess Diarist as well.

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Casi
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I can't get over how hilarious these are.

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Casi
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What you'll have of me after a journey to the great Death Star in the sky is an extremely accomplished daughter, a few books, and a picture of a stern-looking girl wearing some kind of metal bikini lounging on a giant drooling squid, behind a newscaster informing you of the passing of Princess Leia after a long battle with her head.

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Casi
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The way she captions photos is a never ending delight

elkeo_TheBookDragon 😂🤣😂 3y
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KT_Scarlett
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If possible, I loved this even more that Wishful Drinking. Carrie Fisher is amazing. I have made it my goal to be as truthful as she was. And to be able to laugh at myself just like she did.

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AshHisson
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I've not been in this situation, but I can certainly think of times when I was smart enough to know better. I'm really appreciating how open she seems to be in this book. #nonfiction #memoir

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AshHisson
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The introduction sets up a big goal for this book, but I think it'll pull it off. Go big or go home. #memoir #nonfiction #ripcarriefisher #readjanuary

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tholmz
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It's so nice to have her hilarious voice still.

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Casi
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Casi
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This opening quote is so very poignant now. #carriefisher

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TheBookDream
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RIP Carrie ❤

DeeLew 😢😢💔 3y
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Kitsune816
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RIP Carrie Fisher 😢

Just got this today from the library! Time to curl up on the couch and read while watching the snow come down. 😄

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StellarDoc
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"What you'll have of me after I journey to that great Death Star in the sky is an extremely accomplished daughter, a few books, and a picture of a stern-looking girl wearing some kind of metal bikini lounging on a giant drooling squid, behind a newscaster informing you of the passing of Princess Leia after a long battle with her head."

I might need to put this book down for a while. This was just too much right now.