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Delusions of Grandma by Carrie Fisher
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Delusions of Grandma (edition 1995)

by Carrie Fisher

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Now that she's conquered rehab and romance, best-selling novelist Carrie Fisher has launched an expedition into the wilds of modern maternity, capturing its absurdity and ambivalence with her characteristic wit and honesty. Pregnant screenwriter Cora has taken to writing lengthy letters to her unborn child, and it's small wonder why. For that age-old script 'family values' is looking like it needs a complete rewrite ...… (more)
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Title:Delusions of Grandma
Authors:Carrie Fisher
Info:Pocket (1995), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 288 pages
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An interesting book that gives details about the main character on a more concentrated level than others, and the wording of many phrases is definitely different. Still, not quite my cup of tea. ( )
  WiebkeK | Jan 21, 2021 |
Alternating between hauntingly introspective and hilariously irreverent, Carrie Fisher's Delusions of Grandma is about life, death, and the movie business. Semi-autobiographical in nature, Fisher writes with an honesty that will move you in one chapter and make you laugh in the next. She fills her prose with wordplay that entertains and gives insight into her characters.
The basic story focuses on Cora, a Hollywood script-doctor who, over the course of the story, falls in and out of love, helps a dying friend, discovers that she's pregnant by her ex, and helps her eccentric mother spring her grandfather from a nursing home. The vignette-style of the plot allows each of these events to have a beginning, middle, and end while the overall story moves along, adding a level of authenticity and a true-to-life quality to Fisher's writing. ( )
  DarthDeverell | May 8, 2016 |
awful ( )
  fross | Jan 8, 2015 |
Not her best, but carrie is always fun to read. ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
Not her best, but carrie is always fun to read. ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
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Oh, little girl my string bean, how do you grow? You grow this way, You are too many to eat. What I want to say, Linda, is that there is nothing in your body that lies. All that is new is telling the truth. I'm here, that's somebody else, an told tree in the background. ~Anne Sexton, "Little Girl, String Bean, My Lovely Woman."
I know that it is all a matter of hands Out of the mournful sweetness of touching comes love like breakfast. ~Anne Sexton, "The Fury of Abandonment."
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To Chana, and the late, great Jules and my bona fide Billie Catherine.
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The Chinese have a curse, "May you live in interesting times."
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Now that she's conquered rehab and romance, best-selling novelist Carrie Fisher has launched an expedition into the wilds of modern maternity, capturing its absurdity and ambivalence with her characteristic wit and honesty. Pregnant screenwriter Cora has taken to writing lengthy letters to her unborn child, and it's small wonder why. For that age-old script 'family values' is looking like it needs a complete rewrite ...

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The actress-author of Postcards from the Edge explores maternity in her latest novel, featuring a very pregnant woman's lively odyssey to rescue her Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather from a nursing home.
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