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Week of Reviews: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher [4]

I honestly don’t think I could have found a more perfect time to pick up this book. Let me set the picture: I was on holiday to visit my Gran, two days sober, and was just about ready to throw my head through the wall with frustration. (If you have ever tried giving up a substance, you’ll completely understand what I’m talking about here). Gran however didn’t know I was trying to go cold-turkey (I’m honestly shocked she didn’t figure it out) and so I went to town to go to a bookstore with her, when I stumbled across this gem of a book. Wishful Drinking is memoir written by Star Wars star Carrie Fisher about drug abuse, hypersexuality and manic depression and boy was it hilarious. Usually it wouldn’t be appropriate to put all those topics under the umbrella of ‘comedic’ but somehow Fisher manages to make it an absolute laugh riot. It would have to be one of the funniest memoirs I have ever read. Born to entertainer Eddie Fisher and movie star Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher has a lot of stories to share. …