Carrie Fisher A Life on the Edge

As one of her best friends said, “I almost wish the expression ‘one of a kind’ didn’t exist, because it applies to Carrie in a deeper way than it applies to others.” Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of ...

Carrie Fisher  A Life on the Edge

A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid—and brilliant—Carrie Fisher In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller—with heart and a profound feeling for the times—gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. Now she turns her focus to one of the most loved, brilliant, and iconoclastic women of our time: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher. Weller traces Fisher’s life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the spunky and adorable Debbie Reynolds; her father, the heartthrob crooner Eddie Fisher. When Eddie ran off with Elizabeth Taylor, the scandal thrust little Carrie Frances into a bizarre spotlight, gifting her with an irony and an aplomb that would resonate throughout her life. We follow Fisher’s acting career, from her debut in Shampoo, the hit movie that defined mid-1970s Hollywood, to her seizing of the plum female role in Star Wars, which catapulted her to instant fame. We explore her long, complex relationship with Paul Simon and her relatively peaceful years with the talent agent Bryan Lourd. We witness her startling leap—on the heels of a near-fatal overdose—from actress to highly praised, bestselling author, the Dorothy Parker of her place and time. Weller sympathetically reveals the conditions that Fisher lived with: serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Still, despite crises and overdoses, her life’s work—as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess, and a friend—was prodigious and unique. As one of her best friends said, “I almost wish the expression ‘one of a kind’ didn’t exist, because it applies to Carrie in a deeper way than it applies to others.” Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher’s life, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge is an empathic and even-handed portrayal of a woman who—as Princess Leia, but mostly as herself—was a feminist heroine, one who died at a time when we need her blazing, healing honesty more than ever.

Postcards From the Edge

This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’.

Postcards From the Edge

** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry ** ‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue

Postcards from the Edge

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE Carrie Fisher is “one of our most painfully hilarious correspondents from the edge of ... from the Edge is “a wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life” (People)—a ...

Postcards from the Edge

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE Carrie Fisher is "one of our most painfully hilarious correspondents from the edge of sanity," said Vanity Fair about the author of this classic novel of men, drugs and alcohol, heartbreak and recovery...Hollywood-style. As timely today as when it was first published, Postcards from the Edge is "a wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life" (People) -- a witty, vivid, and all-too-revealing look at the dangers and delights of our addictions.

The Princess Diarist

Am I Princess Leia, or is she me?' This is Carrie Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time - and what developed behind the scenes.

The Princess Diarist

'Smart and funny . . . the pages crackle with one-liners' Guardian 'Who do I think I would've been if I hadn't been Princess Leia? Am I Princess Leia, or is she me?' This is Carrie Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time - and what developed behind the scenes. When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved - plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Now her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her co-star, Harrison Ford. In these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, Fisher ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candour and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience. Readers love The Princess Diarist: 'By the time you get through the book, if you didn't love her before, you will now.' 'Honest, witty, and a beautiful insight into her life behind the camera.' 'A "must have" for any Star Wars fan.'

Wishful Drinking

And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.' Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher told the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit.

Wishful Drinking

'Wishful Drinking is a touching and incisive account of bipolarity, addiction and motherhood.' Independent ‘No motive is pure. No one is good or bad – but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.' Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher told the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale: from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed. Carrie Fisher's star-studded career included roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She was the author of four bestselling novels, Surrender in the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Carrie's experience with addiction and mental illness – and her willingness to talk honestly about them – made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate. She was truly one of the most magical people to walk among us. Further praise for Carrie Fisher:- [Shockaholic] is the finest, funniest chronicler of the maddest celebrity mores.' Sunday Times 'Fisher has a talent for lacerating insight that masquerades as carefree self-deprecation' Los Angeles Times 'She is one of the rare inhabitants of La-La Land who can actually write' New York Times

The Best Awful

A woman struggles to cope with a descent into psychosis and to make her way through a challenging stay in a psychiatric institution to build a new life for herself.

The Best Awful

A woman struggles to cope with a descent into psychosis and to make her way through a challenging stay in a psychiatric institution to build a new life for herself.

Carrie Fisher Biography The Legacy of Princess Leia Rumors and More

Carrie always had a passion for reading and writing. She started writing poetry when she was twelve. In 1987, Carrie wrote and published her first novel called Postcards from the Edge. The book was an autobiography about her life until ...

Carrie Fisher Biography  The Legacy of Princess Leia  Rumors and More

Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, brought something special to this world. Carrie became an icon as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy. This biography is about her life, her legacy. Sadly, Carrie Fisher passed away on December, 2016. A day after, her mother Debbie Reynolds passed away as well. This tragedy in the family was not by accident...

TV Guide

See 9 P.M. 29 MOVIE — Comody - Drama 2.00 *** 9338/96338 " Postcards from the Edge . ... PRINCE ( CC ) 9203 Series clips illustrate the kids ' recollections IT'S LIFE ON THE EDGE OF HOLLYWOOD INSANITY IN CARRIE FISHER'S COMEDY HIT .

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PEOPLE Carrie Fisher

REMEMBERING CARRIE By Mark Hamill. 6. A PUBLIC LIFE Pictures from Hollywood to Alderaan and back ... BACK ON EARTH Fisher's post-Star Wars film and television career 2 CARRIEFISHERPEOPLE. 50. STRANGER AS FICTION Her career as a novelist ...

PEOPLE Carrie Fisher

In a 96-page special commemorative edition packed with intimate photographs, People pays tribute to the incredible life and career of Carrie Fisher (1956-2016). Born to Hollywood royalty, she grew up to create one of film's great heroines, Star Wars's Princess Leia. With warm remembrances from co-star Mark Hamill and many other notable friends, the issue explores not only Fisher's iconic princess-from A New Hope through Star Wars: Episode XIII-but also her wide-ranging comic film roles, her celebrated wit, her writing, her important work as an advocate for mental health, and her famous family. Plus: a photographic celebration of Fisher's mother, screen legend Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016).

Shockaholic

Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that locked Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life.

Shockaholic

This memoir from the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking gives you an intimate, gossip-filled look at what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood royalty. Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that locked Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life. Covering a broad range of topics—from never-before-heard tales of Hollywood gossip to outrageous moments of celebrity desperation; from alcoholism to illegal drug use; from the familial relationships of Hollywood royalty to scandalous run-ins with noteworthy politicians; from shock therapy to talk therapy—Carrie Fisher gives an intimate portrait of herself, and she’s one of the most indelible and powerful forces in culture at large today. Just as she has said of playing Princess Leia—“It isn’t all sweetness and light sabers”—Fisher takes readers on a no-holds-barred narrative adventure, both laugh-out-loud funny and poignant.

News Media Yellow Book

Conversations From The Edge With Carrie Fisher Frequency : Sundays Time : 10:00 p.m. Note : Carrie Fischer hangs out in her own living room with some of her closest friends . Host Carrie Fisher ( 323 ) 860-3500 Executive Producer Neal ...

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The Weekend Book Proposal

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher (Simon & Schuster) When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade—write about it. That's what Carrie Fisher did in the semi-autobiographical Postcards from the Edge, a story, like Innocent ...

The Weekend Book Proposal

Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.

Life is short, skill/craft is long. –Hippocrates, Aphorisms 1.1. ... Thus we have that proclamation of the greatest of physicians that life is short, art long. ... I want life to be art. –Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge (1987).


Delusions Of Grandma

Beloved and bestelling novelist Carrie Fisher’s “autobiographical…funny, and touching, single woman’s exploration of survival and motherhood in 1990s Hollywood” (Harper’s Bazaar) is a dazzling romantic comedy full of “charm ...

Delusions Of Grandma

Presents the adventures of Cora Sharpe, a pregnant Hollywood screenwriter, as she joins her mother to kidnap her father from the nursing home.

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition

... Susan Seidelman); as Carrie Fisher's alter ego inPostcards from theEdge(90, Mike Nichols); Defending Your Life(91, Albert Brooks); and ... A haughty edge showed, no matter thatshe was bravely urging herselfinto strange territory.

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition

With more than one hundred new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska and Robin Wright, and completely updated, here from David Thomson - 'The greatest living writer on the movies' (John Banville, New Statesman); 'Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen' (Michael Ondaatje) - is the latest edition of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, which topped Sight & Sound's poll of international critics and writers as THE BEST FILM BOOK EVER WRITTEN.

New York Magazine

PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH THE PRODUCTION of Postcards From the Edge have been at pains to insist that Mike Nichols's glossy, shallowly knowing movie, which is based on Carrie Fisher's novel, is not the story of Fisher and her mother, ...

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Bad

... star Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. ( 1950 ) and Shirley MacLaine's star - rapt mother competing with Meryl Streep in Postcards from the Edge ( 1990 ) ( based loosely on the life of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher ) .

Bad

Examines the many forms of cinematic "badness" over the past one hundred years, from Nosferatu to The Talented Mr. Ripley.

The Best Awful

A Novel Carrie Fisher ... Suzanne couldn't think about any of this now—it made her head hurt to try—but she promised herself to return to it later as an exercise, as a way of determining just how far from the edge she had come.

The Best Awful

A woman struggles to cope with a descent into psychosis and to make her way through a challenging stay in a psychiatric institution to build a new life for herself.

The Rough Guide to Los Angeles Southern California

Carrie Fisher Postcards from the Edge (Pocket US). The real-life Princess Leia had serious problems: a mother from hell, the pressures of teenage stardom and the unstoppable Hollywood Movie Machine. After caving in to chemical comfort, ...

The Rough Guide to Los Angeles   Southern California

The Rough Guide to Los Angeles & Southern California is the definitive guide to the region. Whether you're looking for inspiring accommodation or great places to eat, you'll find the solution with hundreds of restaurant, hotel, nightlife and shop reviews. Along with a thorough look at LA's top tourist areas, from Hollywood and Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and Disneyland, the guide explores more obscure but no less deserving sights, like Downtown's arts district and Santa Catalina Island. Additionally, the book covers the broader Southern California region, including San Diego, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information, from city transport and tours to costs and currency, help you get under the skin of the region, whilst stunning photography and an inspirational introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion to this free-spirited American metropolis. Originally published in print in 2011. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Los Angeles & Southern California. Now available in ePub format.

Our Blessed Rebel Queen

Edge. Carrie. Fisher's. Autobiographical. Writing. Linda Mizejewski ... announces a crisis from Fisher's life as if it were happening to her most famous fictional character: “Princess Leia Overdoses at Cedars-Sinai.

Our Blessed Rebel Queen

Exploration of Carrie Fisher as star, author, comedian, and iconic personification of Princess Leia.