Book Review: Wishful Drinking

Book Review: Wishful DrinkingWishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Published by Simon & Schuster on December 2, 2008
Pages: 163
Format: Paperback

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 Wars when 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, weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental institutions. It's an incredible tale—from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, 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.

I’m back again with yet another book review. I’m still planning on writing a real post here on how life is once it calms down because in reality my life went from holiday crazy to real crazy in about a month just when I was adjusting to 2018 *sigh*

This book review is going to be for the Creating & Co Book Club and this month’s theme was Set in the Past. One thing I like about this book club is that I can read what I want as long as it applies to the theme, in addition to that this book club also has readathon’s twice a year. Wait, that’s more than one thing. Let’s just say that I’m working toward accomplishing my goal of reading books this year. Now you might think that I’ve become obsessed with Carrie Fisher since I also finished another one of her books this year, well that could be said to be honest though I just discovered that she was an author and after reading the first one I knew that I had to pick up another book.

In Wishful Drinking, Fisher tells her life story as she remembers it as of 2008 in the most honest telling I have read. What I knew about Carrie Fisher before reading her books was that she played Princess Leia in Star Wars, her mother was Debbie Reynolds, and that she tragically died in 2016. (I call it tragic, you can call it whatever you want). Carrie takes readers on the journey of her life from beginning to the point in which she finished the book. She talks about her mother and her mother’s  crazy Hollywood romances along with a few stories about her brother, Todd. Fisher speaks most honestly about her daughter Billie and how she’s the greatest thing in her life.

I loved Carrie Fisher’s honesty throughout the book as well as her dry sense of humor. If you don’t like dry humor than you probably won’t like the book. My cover of the book tells me that it was an HBO movie, I haven’t seen it yet and can’t seem to find it anywhere not that I’ve been trying that hard.

Let me know if you have read this book or seen the movie and what you thought about it. I also added a Currently Reading section in my sidebar instead of the usual books I’ve read. If you have any recommendations for books I should read this year, let me know 🙂Hopefully I’ll see you soon with another post.


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