Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher audiobook

Shockaholic

By Carrie Fisher
Read by Carrie Fisher

Simon & Schuster Audio
4.43 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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This memoir from the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking gives you an intimate, gossip-filled look at what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood royalty. Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that locked Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life. Covering a broad range of topics—from never-before-heard tales of Hollywood gossip to outrageous moments of celebrity desperation; from alcoholism to illegal drug use; from the familial relationships of Hollywood royalty to scandalous run-ins with noteworthy politicians; from shock therapy to talk therapy—Carrie Fisher gives an intimate portrait of herself, and she’s one of the most indelible and powerful forces in culture at large today. Just as she has said of playing Princess Leia—“It isn’t all sweetness and light sabers”—Fisher takes readers on a no-holds-barred narrative adventure, both laugh-out-loud funny and poignant.

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This memoir from the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking gives you an intimate, gossip-filled look at what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood royalty.

Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that locked Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life. Covering a broad range of topics—from never-before-heard tales of Hollywood gossip to outrageous moments of celebrity desperation; from alcoholism to illegal drug use; from the familial relationships of Hollywood royalty to scandalous run-ins with noteworthy politicians; from shock therapy to talk therapy—Carrie Fisher gives an intimate portrait of herself, and she’s one of the most indelible and powerful forces in culture at large today. Just as she has said of playing Princess Leia—“It isn’t all sweetness and light sabers”—Fisher takes readers on a no-holds-barred narrative adventure, both laugh-out-loud funny and poignant.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ultimately the book is about being honest with yourself, living with as few regrets as possible and about making peace—with family, friends, and strangers with whom you might have had a grudge. The book is kept aloft with Fisher’s endless dry wit, although there’s a melancholy that permeates the writing…Fisher may be trying to remind us that taking the leap and reaching out might be worth the risk, even without a safety net.”  Los Angeles Times
“Fisher’s wordplay is wicked, relentless and as playful as a bouncy house full of polar bear cubs.”  San Francisco Chronicle
“The real gold of the book comes in Fisher’s ruthlessly self-abnegating sense of humor, which refuses pity, or even much serious focus on her troubles. There’s a sense, at times, of a much larger pain underlying the gags, particularly over her depression-damaged relationship with her daughter, and her reunion with her drug-loving, dying father…But few things seem to have been natural in Fisher’s life, and the wealth of her experience is almost as much of a draw as her rare, welcome self-awareness and openness to self-mockery.”  AV Club
“In this funny and sad memoir, Fisher tackles her difficult decision to pursue ongoing electroshock therapy, an unpopular medical alternative which she lauds as a last-ditch effort to alleviate the pain of living her particular life…Writ[ten] with tremendous wit, ample self-deprecation, and a thinly veiled and deep-seated anguish…moving.”  Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Carrie Fisher

Author Bio: Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher (1956–2016) was an author, actress, and humorist best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. She appeared in many other films, including Shampoo, When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers, and Hannah and Her Sisters, among others. She wrote four bestselling novels: Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, as well as the memoirs Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking. The daughter of the singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, she appeared with her mother in Bright Lights: Starring Carried Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, a 2016 documentary about their relationship, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English