"Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher

When Carrie Fisher passed away in December, I had requested her memoir from the library. It finally came.

I read it because I wanted to know more about this woman who has been in my life since that first Star Wars film in 1977. Wow! Hers really is a tragic tale. While the book is described as humorous, the jokes thinly veil the deep sadness of this talented woman's messed up life.
In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen.
Our perspectives can be changed with knowledge and I have a new appreciation for Ms Fisher, too bad it came after she was gone. So very sad.

"Resentment is like drinking poison
and waiting for the other person to die."
-Carrie Fisher

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