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CARRIE FISHER discusses her two books, Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic, on FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM.
(Line numbers beginning at noon, starting with #21. Please show your books&co receipt for either Wishful Drinking or Shockaholic to get a line number. These are the only books she will be signing. No memorabilia, please.)
The first 20 line numbers have been reserved for promotional purposes. Books & Co. will have an entry box in the store beginning April 1. On April 9, we will draw 5 entries. The winners will receive 2 tickets each to the Carrie Fisher Wishful Drinking show at The Victoria Theatre and a reserved line number for the autographing at Books & Co on April 13.
Carrie Fisher’s books focus on her addiction and mental illness, all the while showing the reader that she has a gift for words and an irrepressible sense of humor as she relates her unusual upbringing and her celebrity experiences. She is the daughter of entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher and became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.
She will be performing her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, at The Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton April 10-22. For information about that show, please contact Ticket Central at 937-228-3630.
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Carrie Fisher discusses and signs Shockaholic at Book Soup on
February 15 Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 7:00pm!
…for anyone who thought Carrie Fisher had finally stopped talking about herself: Sorry, but after all of her seemingly endless blathering on about her nose-bleedhigh- class problems, it appears she has yet another brand-new problem to overshare about (though don’t expect to relate to it). This time, the electro-convulsive shock therapy she’s been regularly undergoing is threatening to wipe out (what’s left of) her memory.
But get ready for a shock of your own. Not only doesn’t she mind paying the second electric bill, but she loves the high-voltage treatments. In fact, she gets a real charge out of them. She can’t get enough. In fact, this might even be a brand-new addiction for her. But before she can truly commit herself to it in the long term, she’d better get some of those more nagging memories of hers on paper.
It’s been a roller coaster of a few years for Carrie since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway show and New York Times, bestselling book Wishful Drinking. She not only lost her beloved father, but also her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor. And as if all that weren’t enough, she also managed to lose over forty pounds of unwanted flesh—not by sawing off a leg (though that did cross her zapped mind) but by doing what might be termed “wishful shrinking,” all the while staying sober and sane-ish. And she wants to tell you, dear reader, all about it… and more.
Why? Because she wants you to someday be able to remind her about how Elizabeth Taylor settles a score and the scatological wonders of shoe tycoons. She doesn’t want to forget about how she and Michael Jackson became friends or how she ended up sparring with none other than Ted Kennedy on a dinner date. And she especially wants to preserve her memories of Eddie Fisher—what their relationship really was and the beautiful story it turned out to be in the end.
Yes, of course, Shockaholic is laugh-out-loud funny, acerbic, and witty as hell. But it also reveals a new side of Carrie Fisher that may even bring a pleasant shock your way: it is contemplative, vulnerable, and ultimately quite tender.
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