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Wishful Drinking
Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Warswhen only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.
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TieDyeDude
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Mehso-so

I hear a lot about how great Carrie's shows and writing are, but I was a little underwhelmed with this audio. I think I would have liked more of a memoir, but this was an adaptation of a stage show. I mean, she opens saying that she had electroshock therapy and that it affected her memory, but that's it, and I'd be interested in learning more. Some amusing anecdotes, but overall a bit scattered.

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fredthemoose
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Quick, fun (you know, for having addiction threads). Carrie Fisher is a great storyteller.

Twainy One of my favorite audiobooks! I got a first edition hardcover for Christmas 2 years ago. ❤️ 4mo
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heelsnglitter
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Heading into Hour Nine with Book #4. Spending some time with Mama Carrie. I LOVE listening to her read, and this book always makes me laugh.

#deweys24hourreadathon #deweysreadathon.

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sarahbellum
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Some #audiocoloring while I listen to Carrie Fisher spill lots of celebrity tea 🙊. Managed to capture some sleepy puppy too #dogsoflitsy

wanderinglynn Looks like a great day—dog, tea, coloring, & books! 😀 11mo
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sarahbellum
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Weekend plans. Neither book has really reeled me in, so I‘ve been dragging my feet on both of them. Hoping to finish them up this weekend so I can move on to some other titles that have been calling my name 🤓

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roseread
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Shes wonderful

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AmyK1
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I grew up watching Star Wars (the original three-I‘m old 😉) but knew very little about Carrie Fisher and her life. In this short audiobook she talks candidly and honestly-and always with a sense of humor-about her family, relationships, addictions, ECT, and mental illness.

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Jari-chan
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Carrie Fisher (RIP) tells us about her life, which was a little less glamourous as we might think. She writes about her family, her mental health, and her addiction. Even though those are all very serious topics, she never looses her humour, and can laugh about herself as well. Carrie, you are being missed here...

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

Twainy This is one of my favorite books (I have a ton of favorites but this is up there). She reads the audiobook & Its amazing. I‘m genuinely sad that I never met her. I got the hardcover for Christmas last year 😁 1y
Jari-chan @Twainy I guess it must be great to hear her reading her book! That might be an option for a reread, when I come along the audio book. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks Thank you ❤️ 1y
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vlwelser
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This is really f*cking funny. I definitely recommend the #audiobook. She does voices and accents that definitely wouldn't work in the print version. Her impression of her mother is amazing. It's like her mom is talking when she does it. She is also pretty honest about mental health and addiction.

#BookSpinBingo free space (probably not a great sign that I'm already using one of these)
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TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 1y
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Biohaz74
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Easy read and enjoyable 7/10

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Twainy
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What a wonderful Christmas!! People know me! 😁

monkeygirlsmama I wanted more from Wishful Drinking, but hope you enjoy it more than I did. 1y
Twainy @monkeygirlsmama I loved the audiobook! I thought it was better than her “Princess” book. She seemed genuine. 1y
monkeygirlsmama @Twainy I think I listened to the audiobook as well. I do agree about her seeming genuine. Maybe I just wasn't in the right headspace at the time I listened to it too cause maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I was cause I do/did love Carrie Fisher.
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morgankaileigh1
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Just finished: this was so funny! I laughed out loud quite a few times, which I don‘t normally do while reading. She was a remarkable woman with the ability to laugh at her misfortune. I bet she had a lot of great stories to tell.

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SarahBookInterrupted
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Mehso-so

I have always loved Carrie Fishers wit and humour, but I think there was too much sarcasm in this book for me. There wasn‘t enough genuine moments when she wasn‘t poking fun at her life and self. This review might be unfair because I have just finished 3 books from 3 brilliant comedians and she is weighing against their mix of funny and sincerity. I found parts very interesting, but I didn‘t love it.

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BookishRedhead
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I'm not a Star Wars fan but I kinda know the impact Carrie has done.
Short one sitting read but Carrie tells you a little about her life.
She really was a remarkable woman

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Andrea313
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OriginalCyn620 😂📚😂 2y
Eggs Great double play! 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Hilarious!!! I didnt know what to expect going into this bc I had never read about her and I am glad I started with this one. I learned a ton, her voice is great and once sooo funny! Rip Carrie Fisher

LittlePixels I really enjoyed this one too! 2y
Twainy Loved the audiobook!! 2y
rather_be_reading @Twainy definitely loved it 2y
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MegCaldwell
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This book transported me into a place of absolute happy chaos. So happy I could disappear into it. Rest in power General.

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rather_be_reading
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Cosmos_Moon This was pretty interesting. She‘s funny ☺️ 2y
Cosmos_Moon Yes! I read her first novel a few months ago, too and it was good! I watched the movie afterward, and didn‘t really care for it. 2y
rather_be_reading @Cosmos_Moon didnt know there was a movie! 2y
Cosmos_Moon Not for Wishful Drinking... her novel, Postcards from the Edge. I really liked the book, but not really the movie. 2y
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living.dead.ghoul.writes
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“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
Coco Chanel
Chanel

It's Tuesday Reviewsday! I will be catching up on reviews of the books I read this weekend.
What was your latest ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤ read?

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TK-421
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“I used to have this fantasy that in some distant Star Wars sequel, we‘d finally stop all the shooting and screaming at each other and would go to a shopping-and-beauty planet, where the stormtroopers would have to get facials, and Chewbacca would have to get pedicures and #bikini and eyebrow waxes.” #QuotsyJuly20

Cosmos_Moon Great book! 2y
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Librarybelle
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Mehso-so

Goodreads recommended this humorous bio/memoir/anecdotal stories book by Carrie Fisher to me. It‘s truthfully an odd recommendation, since I am not a Star Wars fan (don‘t hate me!), but I do read celebrity biographies and memoirs. I found parts of this to be tongue in cheek humor and other parts just to be okay. She candidly discusses her substance abuse problems, along with her and her family‘s marital issues. A quick listen. Just meh for me.

Librarybelle I‘m buzzing along for the final hours of #BBRC . I won‘t complete every prompt, sadly, but most will be done. This is my choice for #FoundonGoodreads #YeahBaby . 2y
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TK-421
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Even when it‘s raining, Minerva insists on spending time outside! At least it‘s not pouring yet. Just started the tagged #audiobook! #CatsofLitsy #ReadingBuddy

Megabooks Great book!! 2y
Ms_Gizmotronic Loved the audiobook! Hope you enjoy it :) 2y
TK-421 @Ms_Gizmotronic @Megabooks I‘m enjoying it! I‘m about halfway through and it‘s been a funny yet emotional ride. It‘s made me lol several times but also made my heart hurt at times too 2y
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Ms_Gizmotronic
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Just hilarious! I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Carrie Fisher herself. It was like having a special private performance just for me! Love it ❤️

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Wife
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Wry humor, witty sarcasm, and an expression of anger. It was tough hearing her voice and the overt anger, and I felt weird when I enjoyed it because even though the delivery was funny, the life story was sad 😢 3/5🍷s

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Megabooks
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I hope none of you face this decision, but like Carrie, I am happy to be alive today.

I just needed a little happy in my sad. Carrie is wonderful at turning tragedy into comedy, which is just what I needed this AM.

My dad‘s stroke was hemorrhagic, & his blood pressure was stabilized around 2 AM. They will re-MRI him sometime to see if the bleeding has stopped. He is still paralyzed on his L side. Thank you for your support! We so appreciate it!!

BarbaraBB Thanks for posting and keeping us informed. Wishing you all the best!! 💚 2y
CarolynM I hadn't seen your earlier post. Sending you love and strength to you and positive, healing vibes to your dad💕💕 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Good wishes and positive thoughts sent your way! 💕 2y
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TrishB Sending virtual hugs ♥️♥️ 2y
Librarybelle Continuing to send love and support ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
erank58 Sending good wishes ❤ 2y
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Soubhiville Oh gosh, thinking of you! ❤️ 2y
goodbyefrancie Sending good wishes for his recovery and strength for you! 2y
LauraBeth I‘m so sorry to hear this about your dad. Thinking of you and hope that he‘s on the road to healing. 💕 2y
batsy Thinking of you ❤️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Hopefully he continues to improve!! So scary!! ❤ 2y
squirrelbrain Sorry to hear about your Dad, sending positive thoughts ❤️ 2y
Jas16 Thinking of you both ❤️ 2y
zuzia Sending positive thoughts your way! 2y
MaureenMc 💗💗🙏💗💗 2y
Jesstifies 💜 2y
BookwormAHN Wishing the both of you the best 🍀 2y
Bookwormjillk Thinking about you ❤️ 2y
Megabooks Hey!! Thank you all for checking in! 💜 we just got in touch with his nurse. No improvement on the paralysis, and he‘s been restarted on the blood pressure meds because it went up. (This is since my update on my first post.) thank you so much for your support during this hard time!!! We really appreciate it!! 💕💜💕💜💕 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB idk how I missed you above. I also sent you an email. 💕💕 thank you! 2y
BarbaraBB Thank you for the email 💕, I appreciate it very much. The medical terminology is a bit hard for me to understand but I think it does sound a little bit positive? I hope so and am grateful and happy your dad can text and that his blood pressure is under control. I hope the swelling will go down soon and keep having you all in my thoughts. ❤️😘 2y
CoffeeK8 Thinking of you and your family. 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I reread the email. In my haste I made it waaayyy too medical! 😂😂 I couldn‘t imagine trying to decipher medical terminology in a foreign language. Thank you for your love and support dear friend 💖💖 2y
Megabooks @CoffeeK8 thank you 💕💕 2y
BarbaraBB No need to apologize, of course you are into medical terminology right now! I was very happy to receive your email and the details about your father!! And I‘m extremely glad things seem to turn out well ❤️ 2y
kspenmoll I am so sorry to hear this. It must have been so difficult- please take care as best you can. I have not checked in with people as much as I should so I am just hearing about your dad. So glad he is getting better. (edited) 2y
Megabooks @kspenmoll thanks, Katherine! He is continuing to improve. There is a possibly long Road ahead but we will walk it with him. Thanks for being such a great #litsylove pen pal 💜💜 2y
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Cosmos_Moon
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I enjoyed this short, lighthearted, and humorous look at a heavy subject. I laughed out loud a few times about her relationship with her mother and growing up in the limelight, Star Wars, marriage to Paul Simon, her daughter and a life of addiction. She often describes herself as a fictional character. Kind of scattered, but I enjoyed the book read by Carrie Fisher.

caffeinated.wayfarer Her writing is amazing! “The Princess Diarist” is kind of 😬 at times. And I remember really liking her fiction, but it was a long time ago 2y
Cosmos_Moon @caffeinated.wayfarer looking forward to checking out more eventually. I think Postcards from the Edge will be next by her. She talked about this book in Wishful Drinking, and now want to read it. If guess it‘s a movie, too, so I‘ll have to check it out after I read. 2y
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BarkingMadRun
Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Next up!

ShyBookOwl I love this one! 2y
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BarkingMadRun
Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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April Goals! I still have the three books from the #bookspin to add in, and most of these are for #booked2020 but I hope to read them all in April!

robinb ❤️Trentham! 2y
Cupcake12 A good pile to read 📚❤️ 2y
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bookishbitch
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I loved Carrie Fisher. She was 52 when she wrote this book. I liked it but it wasn't as good as some other stuff I have read by her. I bet she would have been fun to share a dinner party with.

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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mRdc7gx054

Enjoy!

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ShyBookOwl
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What a ride! This was surreal to listen to knowing when and how she ended up passing. I had no idea her humor was so dark. In fact, I didn't know anything about her other than that she was in star wars and family guy. This was dark and tragic and hilarious. So, 3 of my favourite things.

Scochrane26 I thought Shockaholic was even more surreal. She talks a lot about her father‘s death & how she was a caregiver for several friends, being there when they died. I hope she had a friend w/ her at her death but not sure she did. 2y
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 oh wow. I'll have to check that out. I'm not sure either. I believe she had a heart attack on a plane and died in the hospital a couple days later. 2y
Scochrane26 @ShyBookOwl it was on the plane, think she died before the hospital. Anyway, if you read it, you will prob have the same thought I did. 2y
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 oh ok. Yes, I'll probably pick it up soon 2y
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Godmotherx5
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For #wishes/kisses I wish I could have met Carrie Fisher. I would have given her a hug & peck to thank her for being a strong woman. @Eggs #DearDecember

Eggs Lovely choice👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Godmotherx5 @Eggs Thank you for posting the list. Merry merry! 3y
Eggs You‘re welcome! ♥️ 2y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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❤️❤️❤️❤️

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CrowCAH Happy Birthday, Princess Leia!!! 3y
xicanti I miss her so much. 3y
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Light_of_Aether
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I give this book 4/5 stars. It was very interesting and at times very funny. I had no idea of the struggles Carrie Fisher went through. Very privileged, but substance abuse, depression, ECT, and waking up to a friend dead in your bed. I enjoyed Carrie's narration and I look forward to reading/listening to more of her books.

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thebacklistbook
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Good bedtime listening. Carrie reads it herself, which was nice. I find I connect to a life story better that way.

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Scochrane26
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Finished this short book while making a strawberry pie today and going to farmers market. I did audio because I wanted Carrie Fisher‘s narration (RIP). I enjoyed the stories about her family. Think I liked this more than Princess Diarist, just because I wasn‘t that interested in first part of PD. It was sad at times because I couldn‘t help thinking of her and her mother‘s deaths when she told family stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks Pie looks great! I‘ve been wanting to read this, too. 3y
Scochrane26 @Megabooks it‘s only about 3 hrs on audio. I was a little worried about the pie—haven‘t made one in a few yrs, but it seems to have turned out well. 3y
Hufflepuffle Looks yummy!! 3y
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RealBooks4ever
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Two recent reads courtesy of my local library! There are some really funny observations in Wishful Drinking!

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brilremy
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This book is witty and clever, much like its author. No matter how dark the topic, from drugs to a gay man dying in her bed, she never made me sad enough to cry because she‘d quickly recover with some quick wit and make me laugh again. Excellent writing and an easy read. Highly recommend, especially to anyone who loves the Star Wars series.

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Born.A.Reader
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I thought I had my #24in48 stack decided then I found all these at Goodwill today and now I have to completely revamp my weekend reads! So excited about these finds!

Julsmarshall Great stack! 3y
BrittanyReads Great finds!! 👏 3y
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StayCurious
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#jazzyjune @Eggs One #meaningfulmemoir for me is this book by the wonderful Carrie Fisher. The world is a little less funny since she passed away.

Eggs Ah yes Carrie Fisher-one of a kind 3y
Bookalong One of my faves! 3y
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hgrimes
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Carrie Fisher rocks. I love her pure shamelessness, her willingness to be so open about everything, and her extraordinary humor. Great read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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hgrimes
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“I can‘t forget that stupid, fucking hologram speech! That‘s why I did dope!”

😂🤣😱

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hgrimes
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Big plans to lay around in the gazebo today.

Daisey Sounds perfect! 3y
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hgrimes
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oh, sweet, perfect. The text is in some giant middle readers type font. I can handle this! Slightly disappointed though that the whole thing isn‘t written in emoji-lingo like her amazingly ridiculous, incomprehensible twitter page. ❤️

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hgrimes
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So I‘ve recently bumped Carrie Fisher up a few levels on my Heroes list and bumped her memoir way up on my TBR list because my new therapist kicked me off the depression bandwagon and upgraded(?) me to bipolar, which honestly makes way more sense and answers so many questions. Maybe I can actually get proper treatment that helps this time around? I look forward to digging into this, and I like that it‘s SHORT! (I can‘t finish anything lately!!)

TheKidUpstairs Yay for better answers, a better diagnosis, and hopefully better treatment! 3y
hgrimes @TheKidUpstairs Many thanks! ❤️ 3y
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PathfinderNicole
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I miss Carrie Fisher with my whole entire heart.

wanderinglynn 💜 me too. 3y
Tadams4 Me too! 3y
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Cathern
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This was an entertaining, quick read. I finish this one in one day. It does make me want to pick up a few of her other Memoir soon just for a rainy day. She picks up speed in the third or fourth chapter though, so give it a chance if you aren't sure about it at first. I didn't enjoy the mostly irrelevant stabs a politicians, for a bit it felt like she was trying to make sure she'd get published (as if this book wouldn't sell itself)

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Suet624
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A great book to listen to as we search for a hint of a blooming flower. No such luck. But it‘s sunny and the clouds are pretty, so it‘s all good. #audiowalk

AmyG 💕 3y
Cinfhen Love this picture and so happy to see those two adorable faces 💕💕 3y
tammysue Awww so cute 💗 3y
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mom2bugnbee Cuties! Carrie Fisher's memoirs are WONDERFUL in audio. 3y
Severnmeadows Lovely picture.😊 3y
batsy Beautiful 💕 3y
kspenmoll You are out in no snow!!! 🙌🏻 we just got small blue flowers & daffodils here- opened after One sunny day on weekend & today. Soon for you! 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Carrie Fisher was frank and open about her struggles with drug and alcohol addictions, and manic depression in this autobiographical book.

#anglophileapril #rehab

Mdargusch Another sad story. 😢 3y
Reviewsbylola Great pick, but a tragic story. 3y
emilyhaldi 💙 3y
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