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Wishful Drinking

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Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen.



  • It took me some time to adjust to her comedic style, and I have to confess that I initially started it but gave up. However, around halfway through, I became eager to hop back in my car and continue listening. Her narration may have been a bit grating, as if she had rehearsed it numerous times and it came across as robotic. Nevertheless, her candidness and sincerity managed to break through. It demonstrated that even as a renowned movie star born into a world of fame, she still experiences relatable challenges with family, adolescence, and personal connections.
  • This memoir, 'Wishful Drinking', is simply the epitome of irony, making you laugh uncontrollably. It feels genuinely authentic, like a true account of someone's life. The author, who was famously known as Princess Leia, delivers a hilarious and witty narrative that reminds me of David Sedaris' dry and deadpan style. Carrie Fisher's voice adds a unique touch to the story, with a raspy tone that suggests she's had her fair share of cigarettes. It's truly a remarkable journey through her own fantastical world. I highly recommend giving this audiobook a listen!
  • I feel like I wasted 3 hours and 8 minutes of my life on this audiobook. It was like dealing with that slightly unhinged aunt who you can't wait to see leave your home. I definitely wouldn't recommend this one to anyone.
  • Really terrible (especially the audiobook version). The author tries desperately to be funny but just isn't and her narration voice is beyond nagging. I did enjoy her impersonations of her mother and she has a somewhat interesting story when she's not going on and on about herself; which is the entire book.
  • I'm a huge Carrie Fisher fan and loved hearing her story. Her sense of humor and delivery of jokes made this audiobook a lot more entertaining than it might have been if I read it.
  • Somewhat endearing; I did have a few laughs. Carrie is full of insight, honesty, and is a decent narrator. I do agree with the previous reviews regarding the "laundry list" of celebrity problems. I wouldn't read it again, but I don't regret having listened to it.
  • The laundry list of who is messed up in Hollywood could well have been omitted, but I found the book easy to listen to. Not hysterically funny at all to me, but it did have its moments. Not the best nor the worst book I have ever listened to.
  • I agree that CF isn't the best narrator, however think she's been through a lot and it reflects in her voice so maybe we should give her a break...?! I thought the book was interesting enough. Worth it to me.