Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher



So I tore through "Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher the other day. In one afternoon. It's not a long read - less than 200 pages, in fact - but it's an enjoyable one. I had it on my list at the library, and a copy finally came in. I heard mixed opinions about the book - Amazon gives it three and a half stars, and their reviews usually are quite spot on for me, but I found myself laughing out loud regularly with this one.

If you're not familiar with Carrie Fisher, she was Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, and she also happens to be Hollywood royalty, as the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She is a good writer, though I've not read her other novels ("Postcards from the Edge," "Delusions of Grandma," "The Best Awful"), but her writing style is very easy to read and conversational. She's led a very interesting life, between her stories of both her childhood and her intriguing adult life, which has included a battle with bipolar disorder.

I don't know that I'd recommend buying the book, but I would definitely recommend checking it out if you see it at the library.

P.S. - The next book I've picked up at the moment is "The Middle Place" by Kate Corrigan, which is both heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time so far.

2 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Have you ever read Nine Months in August? My friend loaned it to me and it's sooo funny! You should check that one out too!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I always love book recommendations. I've added it to my library list. :)

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