Book Review: “Wishful Drinking” by Carrie Fisher

And there it was…on page 102, “Anyway, a couple weeks later, I saw George Harrison at this dinner party, as one does, so I tell him…” BINGO! Permission to post a review of this book on my Beatles blog!

A friend and I went out to Barnes and Noble last week and as usual, I headed straight for the Biography section to see which celebrity was the latest to spill their guts.  Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher isn’t a new book. It was published in 2008 and it’s not Carrie Fisher’s first book either. Have I read the previous books? No. Have I seen the movie “Postcards from the Edge” based on her first book? No. Still, I wanted to read her mother’s book, Unsinkable: A Memoir by Debbie Reynolds, and I thought this would be a great companion to it.

carrie_fisher_star_wars_bikiniIn case I’m losing any of my male readers at this point, here’s a pic of Carrie in her infamous Star Wars metal bikini. Stick with me…this gets better!


Carrie Fisher is the daughter of the 1950’s America’s Sweetheart couple Debbie Reynolds (actress in “Singing in the Rain”) and Eddie Fisher (singer of “Oh My Pa Pa”). This rendered her incapable of knowing what a normal life was and she makes no bones about it…she’s not normal! And she does it in the funniest of ways, telling her tales of drug and alcohol addiction, her failed marriage to singer/songwriter Paul Simon and her electro-shock therapy treatments.  Yes…you read that right…Princess Leia is a nut case and she makes no excuses. Well, actually…she laughingly makes a lot of excuses.

Read the book. At 150 pages, it’ll only take you a day and it’ll make you feel so much better about your life. And for that reason…

I rate this book, 4 out of 4 Beetles!





And in the meantime, check out this great song and video by Melissa Cox – “To Carrie Fisher, with Love


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