The bestselling author of postcards from the Edge comes clean well, sort of in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit 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.
Wishful Drinking #ad - Intimate, wishful drinking is fisher, hilarious, and sobering, looking at her life as she best remembers it what do you expect after electroshock therapy? It’s an incredible tale: the child of hollywood royalty—debbie reynolds and eddie fisher—homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, marrying then divorcing, then dating Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.
Wishful drinking, the show, has been a runaway success.
The Princess DiaristPenguin Audio #ad - Today, carrie fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, actress, her fame as an author, Harrison Ford. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is 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.
Fisher also 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 candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.
The Princess Diarist #ad - 2018 grammy® winner for best spoken word albumthe princess diarist is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. People magazine best book of fall 2016 *new york times bestseller * when carrie fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized.
ShockaholicSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - 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.
Shockaholic #ad - 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. 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.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsHBO #ad - An intimate portrait of two of hollywood's most fascinating personalities, bright lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds has become, both a requiem and celebration of the two movie icons, poignantly, who sadly and unexpectedly died one day apart in December 2016: Star Wars actress/author Carrie Fisher and her mother, Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds.
Given unusual access to each woman's home and life, directors Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens captured the quicksilver wit and intelligence shared by both women as they orbited around each other, living separate lives but kept close by the gravitational pull of love and family. Shot mainly inside the beverly hills compound where both Fisher and Reynolds lived their two houses were connected by one walkway, the film captures the unique chemistry and eccentricity that bound these two generations of Hollywood royalty.
Wishful DrinkingHBO #ad - She's the offspring of show-biz royalty, daughter of celebrated actress Debbie Reynolds and crooner Eddie Fisher, whose very public affair with Elizabeth Taylor ended a storybook marriage. Despite growing up around movie stars and experiencing early fame of her own she was cast as Princess Leia in Star Wars at 19, Fisher's life was hardly enviable.
She faced more than her share of challenges: tragic relationships, drug and alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, stints in rehab, and electroshock therapy. Factory sealed DVD. Wishful drinking reveals the not-so-glittering side of being a celebrity, combining wry wit and raw facts to humanize Fisher's topsy-turvy life, while de-stigmatizing the struggle of those living with mental illness.
Wishful Drinking #ad - That she has survived and even prospered in the face of such adversity is a tribute to Fisher's resiliency, intelligence and, above all, heroic sense of humor. As she demonstrates in this uproarious and often poignant performance, Carrie Fisher is not just an accomplished actress, screenwriter and best-selling author.
Wishful drinking brings the unique sensibilities of actress/author Carrie Fisher to HBO via a 76-minute adaptation of her acclaimed one-woman stage production.
Scrappy Little NobodySimon & Schuster Audio #ad - Factory sealed DVD. With her razor-sharp wit, anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” including only liking boys who didn’t like her back to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.
Enter anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, singular voice, funny and serious well, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, sharp and sweet, at once familiar and surprising, not that serious. Forever. Wants. The new york times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
Scrappy Little Nobody #ad - Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, and Into the Woods, Twilight, Up in the Air, weird, and “10 percent defiant. At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged.
. Out. In scrappy little nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.
Watch Me: A MemoirSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - Factory sealed DVD. Watch me is a magnificent memoir “from a lady so simultaneously real, tough, privileged and candid, vulnerable, I want to hear whatever she tells me” Lisa Schwarzbaum, The New York Times Book Review. She movingly and beautifully describes the death of her father John Huston and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham.
With a conversational intimacy, turbulent, inhabiting the role of the new best friend” San Francisco Chronicle, high-profile, she writes about falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, spirited relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning how to act; about her academy award-winning portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor; about her collaborations with many of the greatest directors in Hollywood, Wes Anderson, including Woody Allen, Richard Condon, Mike Nichols, Bob Rafelson, and Stephen Frears.
Watch Me: A Memoir #ad - She is candid, passionate, mischievous, funny, warm, and a fabulous storyteller. Academy award-winning actress huston’s “tireless fascination with the world is thrilling…” Elle, and Watch Me is an “elegant and entertaining” Chicago Tribune account of her seventeen-year love affair with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, and her mastery of the craft of acting.
Picking up where her first memoir a story Lately Told leaves off, Watch Me is a chronicle of Anjelica Huston’s glamorous and eventful Hollywood years.
My GirlsHarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio #ad - Factory sealed DVD. His book, part homage, part memoir, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before. Todd's book is a love letter to a sister and a mother, and a gift to countless fans who are mourning the deaths of these two unforgettable stars.
A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher's poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty. In december 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours.
My Girls #ad - . The stunned public turned for solace to debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. The son of ''america's sweethearts'' Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood.
Thanks to his funny, no-nonsense mother, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, loving, Todd remained down to earth, his own man, talent, but always close to his cherished mom, or spirit. Now, todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.
The Best Awful: A NovelSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - Read by Carrie Fisher. Simultaneous. In a revealing, darkly humorous sequel to postcards from the Edge, 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. Factory sealed DVD. Used book in Good Condition.
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?Macmillan Audio #ad - He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, Long Island, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards.
With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. Nominated for a 2014 grammy in the spoken word category!Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians, now that he's 65, and a look back at a remarkable career.
Billy crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. Still foolin' 'em includes a portion recorded in front of a live studio audience. Factory sealed DVD. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the new York Yankees he was the first player to ever "test positive for Maalox", his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali.
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? #ad - As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived. In humorous chapters like "buying the plot" and "nodding Off, " Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him.
Used book in Good Condition.
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the SandboxRandom House Audio #ad - This audiobook is carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show which won no less than 25 Emmy Awards! Get the best seat in the house as she reminisces about the outrageous tales that made working on the show as much fun as watching it. Includes cast interviews, a conversation with Dick Cavett, and much more! Factory sealed DVD.
Here are all the topics readers want to know more about, and betty white; • the people behind the scenes from bob mackie, including lucille ball, betty grable, and tim conway; • anecdotes about guest stars and her close freindships with many of them, Rita Hayworth, Jim Nabors, Gloria Swanson, Steve Lawrence, Vicki Lawrence, Bernadette Peters, Lyle Waggoner, her costume designer and partner in crime, Eydie Gorme, Roddy Mcdowell, including: • how the show almost didn’t air due to the misgivings of certain CBS vice presidents; • how she discovered and hired Harvey Korman, to the wickedly funny cameraman who became a fixture during the show’s opening Q&A; • and Carol's takes on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise.
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox #ad - Putting the spotlight on everyone from her talented costars to her amazing guest stars—the most celebrated and popular entertainers of their day—Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. Written with all the charm and humor fans expect from a masterful entertainer like Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company skillfully highlights the elements that made the show so successful in a competitive period when TV variety shows ruled the air waves.
Used book in Good Condition. Carol lays it all out for us, from the show’s original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation.