Review: Wishful Drinking

Title: Wishful Drinking
Author: Carrie Fisher
Publisher: Pocketbooks
Genre: Autobiography
Rating: 4.5/512625921_10204112315047853_1774279695_n

Finally, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life. Intimate,
hilarious, and sobering, it is an incredible tale. She reveals what is was like to be the child of Hollywood royalty – Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher – home-wrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen, marry (then divorce, then date) Paul Simon, learn the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and write four hit novels.

But it isn’t all sweetness and light sabres. Battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression, this is Carrie Fisher at her best – revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story with inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humour.


Being a big fan of Carrie and Star Wars I really wanted to read this book. Carrie is an incredibly funny writer, making the hard times in her life sound not that difficult. While at the same time being able to tell very serious things.

Carrie has been through a lot and for me she is definitely an inspiration. It isn’t a very long book, so for me it was perfect to read in between some series I am reading.

Like I said before, Carrie is an incredible author. I liked getting to know her better. Normally I don’t really like (auto)biography’s because I believe they get boring pretty easily. But because this one isn’t one of those seemingly never ending stories, I loved it.

I don’t really have a lot to say about this futhermore. I just really enjoyed reading it and if you are a fan of Star Wars or Carrie Fisher you should read this book!

Thank you for reading!



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