Wishful Drinking

Wishful DrinkingI read an unexpectedly wonderful book yesterday "Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher.  It was everything I like in a summer book:  short, funny and interesting.  I think that playing Princess Leia alone would probably be enough fodder for an entertaining memoir but she is also all of the following:  the product of "hollywood in-breeding", bi-polar, a recovering addict, an accomplished writer(four novels and several screenplays) and wicked, crazy -funny.  She has a million weird hollywood anecdotes, like when Cary Grant called her to have a anti-drug intervention or explanations of why George Lucas says there is no underwear in space.  After reading this I wish that she was either my aunt or my next door neighbor.  For now, I'll have to add her to my collection of imaginary Hollywood friends.

Posted on August 27, 2009 and filed under Bossy Pants Recommends.