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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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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. 1w
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. 1w
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. 1w
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 oh ok. Yes, I'll probably pick it up soon 1w
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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👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Godmotherx5 @Eggs Thank you for posting the list. Merry merry! 2mo
Eggs You‘re welcome! ♥️ 2mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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❤️❤️❤️❤️

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CrowCAH Happy Birthday, Princess Leia!!! 4mo
xicanti I miss her so much. 4mo
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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. 7mo
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. 7mo
Hufflepuffle Looks yummy!! 7mo
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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! 7mo
BrittanyReads Great finds!! 👏 7mo
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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 8mo
BookAlongBlog One of my faves! 8mo
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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! 9mo
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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! 9mo
hgrimes @TheKidUpstairs Many thanks! ❤️ 9mo
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PathfinderNicole
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I miss Carrie Fisher with my whole entire heart.

wanderinglynn 💜 me too. 9mo
Tadams4 Me too! 9mo
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hummingbird1945
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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 💕 10mo
Cinfhen Love this picture and so happy to see those two adorable faces 💕💕 10mo
tammysue Awww so cute 💗 10mo
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mom2bugnbee Cuties! Carrie Fisher's memoirs are WONDERFUL in audio. 10mo
Severnmeadows Lovely picture.😊 10mo
batsy Beautiful 💕 10mo
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! 10mo
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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. 😢 10mo
Reviewsbylola Great pick, but a tragic story. 10mo
emilyhaldi 💙 10mo
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Redjewel_7734
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More Carrie Fisher 🥰I just love listening to her tell her story so much. She has such a great sense of humor and way of just putting herself out there. Like she says-she is Leia, Leia is her. As I listen to her her in these books, I can‘t help but think how amazing it would have been to sit down & just talk to her. She‘ll definitely be on my dream dinner party guest list forever 💜

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hermyknee
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Not what I thought it‘d be; not what I was looking for. Preeeetty self-indulgent, but Carrie Fisher could do that.

bookandcat Aww bummer! Loved this one. It's an adaptation of her one women show she had done on Broadway. Sorry you didn't enjoy! 10mo
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hermyknee
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Just bought Carrie Fisher‘s #audiobook and I ordered this amazing shirt from #outofprint clothing today! Sometimes when things are rough, you just gotta treat yourself! #treatyoself #carriefisher #starwars

That-Bookish-Hiker I got the email about this new line and it was so hard not to buy anything lol. 11mo
Craftylikefox That shirt is amazing!! I just need to direct deposit my paycheck to them 11mo
tracey38 Yes, it is nice to treat yourself once in awhile. Great shirt! 10mo
readordierachel Love the shirt! 10mo
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hermyknee
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#quotsyapr19 #mess

I don‘t know where or when she said or wrote this quote, but I love it.

JoScho Relatable 💕 11mo
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BookBumming
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A super QUICK five star read.
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Within a few hours I already devoured Wishful Drinking. I had no intentions of finishing so fast but the book read as if Carrie Fisher was sitting by my side sharing her memories with me herself! Hilarious, lots of laughing out loud, and many moments of “too much information”. I love her writing style. It reminds me of having a very frank conversation with a very dear friend..

StrangeWool Huge Star Wars fan. Love Carrie Fisher 11mo
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KristenDuck
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What a treat it was to hear Carrie Fisher‘s voice again!

I loved listening to Carrie share her memories from her childhood - her parents are a bit famous if you haven‘t heard of them yet, and also her memories (though some may be sad) from adulthood.

She had so many stories worth sharing and she did so with such humor. You just have to smile when listening.

What did I love most though? I loved how much Carrie loved. Her family was everything.

Suet624 💕💕💕 11mo
SexyCajun Wow. I definitely wanna read/listen to this one! 11mo
KristenDuck @SexyCajun you won‘t regret it! 11mo
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Battledoll
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I listened to the audiobook and it‘s bittersweet listening to Carrie but it was a fantastic book

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Dolly
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I must say Carrie Fisher wasn‘t shy about sharing intimate details of her life. 😯

KristenDuck I loved Carrie Fisher and her honesty 12mo
Dolly @KristenDuck Agreed! 12mo
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LibLib
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This book was wonderful company during my nice long car ride. I am sad to say I didn't really know much about Carrie Fisher other than she was in Star Wars so it was great hearing about her life. WOW, had no idea how funny she was or how complicated her life was with her addictions. The last line of her book was one of the best endings I encountered in a while so I recommend if even only for that! #funny #carridecompany #dontdodrugs

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I love watching Star Wars and I like Princess Leia. This is a candid, sarcastic, and hilarious autobiography where Carrie shared her complicated life of her family and her childhood among all the Hollywood big names. She accounted her struggles with substance abuse and depression. An interesting read, didn‘t know she had so much ‘demons‘ to fight. I find so much sarcasm throughout the book lose its effect. Entertaining read nevertheless.

Cinfhen I might give this a listen!! Although I agree, sarcasm can only go so far before it begins to become obnoxious 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#24in48 Drove my kid to the competition. Taking some time to read book four while waiting. Yawn..

TrishB Well done 👍🏻 13mo
Kalalalatja You go! 👏👏 13mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#24in48 #Hour6 challenge
This dedication by Carrie Fisher from the tagged book. 💜

Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️ 13mo
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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GondorGirl
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The furnace at work died yesterday and when I got in this morning the shop was 45°. I'm currently wearing my coat and a blanket (with a space heater positioned dangerously beneath), listening to this audio for my online book club. I read the book last year, so this is more of a refresher, but it's good (although sad) to hear Space Mom's voice.

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suzisteffen
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Watching the HBO Special tonight and it‘s just killing me. GDI Carrie. 😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💔

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Naominats
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This is the best way I can sum up 2018. 30 books, 9,239 pages. Over the past year I got back to reading, something I hadn‘t been able to do for more than a year & a half. Thankful beyond words for the patience & perseverance of the people who saw me through & continue to encourage me to places better & beyond where I have been. Here‘s to 2019, big changes & more books. 📚

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BookwormAHN
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Finished #booked2018
✔Underdog Hero - The Book Thief
✔Features a Holiday - A Christmas Carol
✔MC over 70 - The Blind Assassin
✔New in 2018 - Ghosted
✔MC with Invisible Illness - Wishful Drinking
✔Spooky Read - The Haunting of Gillespie House
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Fantastic 🎉🎉🎉🎉Thanks for joining us ❤️ 14mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go! And so many womderful books! I 💙 Blind Assasin and Book Thief. 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesomeness!! 👏🏻🎉📚😘 14mo
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looking_for_mikaela
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A few months ago I finished this book while I was on deployment. Wishful Drinking was hilarious and had me laughing out loud even on the worst of days. The voice and candor is just marvelous. It‘s like listening to a friend regal you with flair and attitude of the nuances of life. Carrie Fisher may be one with the Force, but she‘ll always be our Princess. #CarrieOnForever

sprainedbrain Love her so much! ❤️ 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I love her books...so in your face honest!! Still miss her! (edited) 14mo
Gezemice I miss her, too @Riveted_Reader_Melissa . Love that picture! 14mo
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TK-421
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“I thought I would inaugurate a Bipolar Pride Day...On the floats we would get the depressives, and they wouldn‘t even have to leave their beds - we‘d just roll their beds out of their houses, and they could continue staring off miserably into space. And then for the manics, we‘d have the manic marching band, with manics laughing and talking and #shopping and fucking and making bad judgment calls.” #QuotsyDec18 I really need to read this book!

Megabooks Me too! 14mo
Gezemice Me three! 14mo
mom2bugnbee It's amazing on audio because she reads it. 😭 14mo
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toddred29
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the book was super short I could read it again. Carrie Fisher has a humor about her that's funny as hell

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toddred29
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about done with this one im loving it

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KS1805
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I‘ve enjoyed several memoirs from comedians and this was really fantastic. I laughed all the way through it. #audiobook

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Amiable
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Memoir-ish essays based on Fisher's standup routine, where she talks about battling addiction, her wild ride with manic depression and growing up as the child of celebrity parents. She was a unique individual and will be missed. 3/5 stars

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TK-421
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I miss Carrie Fisher & the way she spoke out about #mentalillness. When I'm struggling with my #mentalhealth, this quote reminds me that I should celebrate the fact I've managed to hold the same full-time job for nearly 13 years. Each day I can work like a "normal" person while facing my inner turmoil is a battle won. I'm so lucky to have a supportive husband & family & a coworker who understands! I hope someday more people will get it. ?

TK-421 I don't remember where I saw it, but here's another quote that sums things up: "I'm not pretending to be sick, I've been pretending to be well." #QuotsyOct18 1y
Louise Both great quotes! I feel these words apply to chronic pain warriors too! It takes so much effort sometimes just to do the everyday things. 💕 1y
TK-421 @Louise Yes, definitely applies to chronic pain sufferers too! 1y
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jmofo 💗💜 1y
GripLitGrl ❤💖❤ 1y
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SumisBooks
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This is as close to The Fool card as I can get in my deck. She is The Maiden and she represents auspicious beginnings, birth, growth, joy and hope. This card makes me think of Carrie Fisher and how she got so rock bottom but yet still made it out of it and is still my favorite Princess🌟.

#TarotTakeover @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

jmofo 💗💜👏 1y
ErinSueMreads Wishful drinking is one of my all time favorite books. Even though I just cry my way through the whole thing! 1y
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goodbyefrancie
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Love that she read her audio books. Sharing breakfast with Carrie Fisher.

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MsLeah8417
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Oh how I miss you, Carrie Fisher. This book is wonderful. I strongly urge you to listen her narrate the audiobook. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MedwayNicole
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I wanted to like this memoir by Carrie Fisher, but it read like a brag sheet of who‘s who in the Hollywood circle of recreational drug users and alcoholics. It was less insightful and funny than I‘d hoped for, even as I appreciated Carrie‘s self-deprecating style and sharp wit.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome!! 📚📖 1y
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🎉 1y
julesG Welcome to Litsy! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 1y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 1y
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JTRobertson
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Loved this book, especially with Carrie doing the reading. Just absolutely brutal honesty here about her life. Truly enjoyable. Short, though!

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LittleWonder
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Published in 2008, BRAVO to Carrie Fisher for this book and Author‘s Note. A compelling read that takes the reader through the ins and outs of her Hollywood dysfunction junction. Highly recommended! 👏🏻👏🏻

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LittleWonder
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Now for something completely different (and my new up-cycled bookmark!!)

Bookwomble I love your bookmark 😊 1y
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SumisBooks
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#BookMail today!!! I'm very excited to read this one!!
🌟🌟🌟🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🌟🌟🌟

RebL On my TBR. I hope you like it. 1y
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