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.
Ugh. I miss Carrie Fisher. Such an amazing writer. ❤️
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.
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.
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. 😂👍
"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!
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. 💜💜💜
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. ♥️
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.
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
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!
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 🦐
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!
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.
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.
"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.