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Carrie Fisher (1956–2016)

Author of Wishful Drinking

15+ Works 8,257 Members 435 Reviews 4 Favorited

About the Author

Carrie Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California on October 21, 1956 to singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. At the age of 15, she played a debutante in the Broadway musical Irene and appeared in her mother's Las Vegas nightclub act. At the age of 17, she appeared in her first movie, show more Shampoo. Her other movies include Hannah and Her Sisters, When Harry Met Sally, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She was best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise. Her first novel, Postcards from the Edge, was awarded the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Her other books include Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, Shockaholic, Wishful Drinking, and The Princess Diarist. She wrote the screenplay for the movie Postcards from the Edge. She died after suffering from a heart attack on December 27, 2016 at the age of 60. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 1,101 copies
Star Wars: The Last Jedi [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 656 copies
Return of the Jedi [1983 film] (1983) — Actor — 617 copies
Star Wars [1977 film] (1977) — Actor — 601 copies
When Harry Met Sally... [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 569 copies
The Blues Brothers [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 569 copies
The Empire Strikes Back [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 433 copies
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [2019 film] (2019) — Actor — 339 copies
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 285 copies
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 251 copies
Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love (2006) — Foreword — 227 copies
Unsinkable: A Memoir (2013) — Foreword — 223 copies
Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (2019) — Author, some editions — 108 copies
Scream 3 [2000 film] (2000) 92 copies
The 'Burbs [1989 film] (1989) 81 copies
Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood (1997) — Introduction — 71 copies
The Women [2008 film] (2008) — Actor — 67 copies
Drop Dead Fred [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 65 copies
It's a Trap! [2011 Family Guy TV Episode] (2011) — Actor — 60 copies
The Man with One Red Shoe [1985 film] (1985) — Actor — 40 copies
Soapdish [1991 film] (1991) 40 copies
Wonderland [2003 Film] (2003) — Actor — 39 copies
Amazon Women on the Moon [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 38 copies
Shampoo [1975 film] (1975) — Actor — 31 copies
Family Guy: Season 09 (2014) — Voice — 30 copies
Hollywood Moms (2001) — Introduction — 26 copies
A Strong Night Wind (1697) — Introduction — 21 copies
Appointment with Death [1988 film] (1988) — Actor — 20 copies
The Star Wars Holiday Special [1978 TV Movie] (1978) — Actor — 17 copies
These Old Broads [2001 film] (2001) — Screenwriter — 14 copies
Loverboy [1989 Film] (2004) — Actor — 13 copies
Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016) — Contributor — 5 copies
Laurence Olivier Presents [TV series] (2006) — Actor — 4 copies
Garbo Talks [1984 film] (1984) 3 copies
Faerie Tale Theatre: Thumbelina (1989) — Actress — 2 copies
Dreams On Spec — Actor — 1 copy
Sweet Revenge [1990 TV movie] (1990) — Actor — 1 copy

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This is a fun, and quick, read. It's fun reminiscing about the "good old days" of Star Wars and reading about it through the lens of Carrie Fisher. Her take on the comic-con scene was fun too. The downside of the book is that it makes me miss her ... even if I never knew her.
 
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teejayhanton | 155 other reviews | Mar 22, 2024 |
Started out not liking it... ended up loving it. Saw a lot of myself in my 20's in it.
 
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CADesertReader | 11 other reviews | Feb 22, 2024 |
Although I think that Carrie really didn’t have mental illness, I think that she just took drugs to often when she was young Jundt into a bad mental health condition. Then, instead of quitting recreational drugs, she merely mixed in psychiatric drugs. This in a lack of self-care led to her early death, and surely there is a lesson for all of us to learn from the wisdom of Carrie Fisher. I’m not sure she was actually bipolar. I think it was a side effect of recreational drugs, which she never did quit for any longer than 11 months of her life when they claim that she was sober and this was the happiest time of her life, but if she was so happy at that time, why did she relapse?… (more)
 
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