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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,800 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carrie Fisher Narrator: Carrie Fisher Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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In a stunning literary debut, Carrie Fisher chronicles the excruciatingly funny adventures of Suzanne Vale, young film star and drug addict, who survives a rehab clinic only to rejoin the equally harrowing world of Hollywood. Out there on the edge, despair flips into hilarity, and we're left laughing as Suzanne struggles to come to terms with her various fantasylands. Carrie Fisher's reading of her first novel evokes the deliciously irreverent humor that forms the lens through which she looks at life in the '80s - stardom, drugs, success, sex, and insecurity. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliza | 2/16/2014

    " Some funny dialogue but mostly an obnoxious semi-memoir of a completely self-absorbed celebrity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/16/2014

    " I got this from the library after going to see Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" production, which was hilarious. This book I'm finding less so. I almost had to give up on it in the first section when Alex's creepy cocaine-addicted voice was such a presence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb Bailey | 2/8/2014

    " A story of a up and coming actress who has problems with family, relationships and drugs. Sounds a bit like it could be her biography??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea Rectanus | 1/27/2014

    " An honest and, at times, hilarious chronicle of recovery. But totally predictable all the 240 pages through. Fisher has done better, certainly. I enjoyed it like I would enjoy a witty beach-read, no more. No less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/26/2014

    " Carrie Fisher can always make me laugh. Get the audio book on audible.com so you can listen to her read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/23/2014

    " Carrie's new HBO special reminded me how funny she is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/21/2014

    " It was a long time ago (in a Galaxy far, far away), but I remeber enjoying this book and I think I liked the movie even better, which doesn't happen often, but with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine you can hardly go wrong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bebe Burnside | 1/18/2014

    " I thinks it was semi-autobiographical, which makes it even more interesting. Life through the eyes of an addict who comes out the other side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/14/2014

    " Very good book abiut drug addiction. The story line is very similiar to Carrie Fisher's life. Great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 12/19/2013

    " I really wanted to like this book, but I just didn't. I thought it would be a quick fun summer read, but I got bored and it ended up taking longer than I wanted to spend on it. The beginning was good, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DeAnna Rigney | 12/13/2013

    " Witty and real...or as real as Hollywood probably gets. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 12/9/2013

    " There were a few moments where I laughed out loud, but these moments did not outweigh the blah moments of this book for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bri_laughs_a_lot. | 11/8/2013

    " definitely thought the ending was the best part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 11/6/2013

    " I liked this one but I thought her next one, Surrender the Pink, was terrible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ferrisfancher ha ha | 5/9/2013

    " this book was sort of funny, only due to the fact that it was written in the 80's. if it were spewed out in modern times it would just be ridiculous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Jewett | 11/13/2012

    " Entertaining, but I will forget all about it in a month or two. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 6/11/2012

    " maybe it's just me, but i didn't care about this book at all. i had high hopes, which may have been the problem. i found the characters and dialogue forgettable, and the action was limited. not impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica Copeland | 5/14/2012

    " Carrie Fisher is funny and is well aware her humor is a coping mechanism. This is a witty book about addiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/13/2012

    " Really enjoyed Carrie Fisher's wit and wisdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzie | 11/1/2011

    " carrie's humor is seriously brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 9/22/2011

    " a fun read and a good look at overcoming addiction. Sometimes the insecurities of the main character hit a little too close to home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PEN Center USA | 9/10/2011

    " 1988 PEN Center USA Award for First Novel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/20/2011

    " Reading about people's neuroses can be trying, but Carrie Fisher is so stinkin funny that this book was a quick bit of pleasure reading. Plus, the character is near my age, so I can identify with the looming thirties (even if I don't have a drug problem). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 7/7/2011

    " I got about 100 pages into this book and just couldn't finish it. I'm not in the mood for all that anxiety-causing stuff, I guess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 6/13/2011

    " My absolute favorite brain candy book! I have passages highlighted and dog-eared. Definitely one I wanted on paper and not Kindle version. It almost seems like she's reading my mind sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 6/6/2011

    " This took me forever to read because it just seemed to drag on and on and I'd get bored and read something else. Having said that parts of it made me laugh out loud. Carrie Fisher certainly has the gift of wit and observation. The sort of quotes you wish you'd come up with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/9/2011

    " I read this many, many years ago. Very funny and interesting about Carrie's life. When I see her in old movies (besides Star Wars) I always think how high she must have been :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stevie | 3/30/2011

    " Very good book. Wish it would of been a bit longer but outside of that there was not anything I didnt like about this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/26/2011

    " a fun read and a good look at overcoming addiction. Sometimes the insecurities of the main character hit a little too close to home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/17/2011

    " A hilarious look at neurosis and drug addiction in the Hollywood scene. I had no idea Carrie Fisher was this funny. She also has come up with some of the most witty and brilliant metaphors I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/28/2011

    " There were a few moments where I laughed out loud, but these moments did not outweigh the blah moments of this book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksdingle | 12/10/2010

    " read this years ago and remember enjoying it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valissa | 10/29/2010

    " "I narrate a life I'm reluctant to live." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 9/11/2010

    " my book club loves a drug story "

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About the Author
Author 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.