Review: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Title: Wishful Drinking

Author: Carrie Fisher

Narrator: Carrie Fisher

Genre: Memoir

Length: 3 hrs 6 min

3 stars - I liked it
3 stars – I liked it

Trigger Warnings: Discussion of ECT therapy, depression, suicide, death of friend, drug use, and bipolar disorder.  

In her first memoir, Carrie Fisher comes clean about what it is like to grow up as a product of Hollywood, become a cultural icon, and deal with mental illness.  This was an intimate, hilarious, and very sobering memoir of what Fisher remembers of her past. 

This was a very interesting memoir. Carrie Fisher definitely did not have a normal childhood and it was very interesting to learn how it affected her. I knew she had struggled with drugs but I never realized it had been for so long or the reasons behind why she did drugs. Also I didn’t know that she had ECT therapy for her continued struggle with depression. 

Basically this was a very interesting look at the woman who became a pop culture icon. I loved that she actually narrated this audiobook herself because it really helped bring her story to life. I now want to listen to her other two memoirs and see what new information they reveal about this wonderful woman. 


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