Download PDF or read online Wishful Drinking Book by Carrie Fisher and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'Wishful Drinking is a touching and incisive account of bipolarity, addiction and motherhood.' Independent ‘No motive is pure. No one is good or bad – but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.' Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher told the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale: from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed. Carrie Fisher's star-studded career included roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She was the author of four bestselling novels, Surrender in the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Carrie's experience with addiction and mental illness – and her willingness to talk honestly about them – made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate. She was truly one of the most magical people to walk among us. Further praise for Carrie Fisher:- [Shockaholic] is the finest, funniest chronicler of the maddest celebrity mores.' Sunday Times 'Fisher has a talent for lacerating insight that masquerades as carefree self-deprecation' Los Angeles Times 'She is one of the rare inhabitants of La-La Land who can actually write' New York Times
Download PDF or read online Our Blessed Rebel Queen Book by Linda Mizejewski and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Exploration of Carrie Fisher as star, author, comedian, and iconic personification of Princess Leia.
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Download PDF or read online Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge Book by Sheila Weller and published by Sarah Crichton Books. This book was released on 2019-11-12 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid—and brilliant—Carrie Fisher In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller—with heart and a profound feeling for the times—gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. Now she turns her focus to one of the most loved, brilliant, and iconoclastic women of our time: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher. Weller traces Fisher’s life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the spunky and adorable Debbie Reynolds; her father, the heartthrob crooner Eddie Fisher. When Eddie ran off with Elizabeth Taylor, the scandal thrust little Carrie Frances into a bizarre spotlight, gifting her with an irony and an aplomb that would resonate throughout her life. We follow Fisher’s acting career, from her debut in Shampoo, the hit movie that defined mid-1970s Hollywood, to her seizing of the plum female role in Star Wars, which catapulted her to instant fame. We explore her long, complex relationship with Paul Simon and her relatively peaceful years with the talent agent Bryan Lourd. We witness her startling leap—on the heels of a near-fatal overdose—from actress to highly praised, bestselling author, the Dorothy Parker of her place and time. Weller sympathetically reveals the conditions that Fisher lived with: serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Still, despite crises and overdoses, her life’s work—as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess, and a friend—was prodigious and unique. As one of her best friends said, “I almost wish the expression ‘one of a kind’ didn’t exist, because it applies to Carrie in a deeper way than it applies to others.” Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher’s life, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge is an empathic and even-handed portrayal of a woman who—as Princess Leia, but mostly as herself—was a feminist heroine, one who died at a time when we need her blazing, healing honesty more than ever.
Download PDF or read online Star Wars FAQ Book by Mark Clark and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 2015-08-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : (FAQ). From the books and movies that inspired George Lucas to imagine the Star Wars universe, to early screenplay drafts that were never filmed, to short biographies of many people who made key contributions to the movies' success, Star Wars FAQ explores every aspect of the original Star Wars trilogy ( Star Wars , The Empire Strikes Back , and Return of the Jedi ). Along the way, it unearths underreported stories and illuminating minutiae often skimmed over or completely ignored in other histories of the legendary film series. Highlights include details about the Star Wars Holiday Special debacle, the Ewok TV movies, the rise of Star Wars fiction and its importance in the revival of the franchise, and the wave of Star Wars imitators and parodies that flooded theaters and TV screens in the late 1970s and early 1980s along with dozens of rare publicity stills and photographs of vintage memorabilia. Offering an original analysis of the series' enduring appeal and cultural impact, Star Wars FAQ tells a story as thrilling and action-packed as the movies themselves, with bold characters facing apparently insurmountable odds, full of frantic chases, narrow escapes, daring victories, and tragic setbacks, culminating in an unlikely triumph that changed the course of the galaxy or at least of Hollywood.
Download PDF or read online Still I Rise Book by Marlene Wagman-Geller and published by Mango Media Inc.. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : “An incredible book about the strength of women . . . an important book and a read that is nothing if not timely with current politics.” —FangirlNation A #1 Bestseller in 21st Century U.S. History for Teens Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. It embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands. Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include: Madame C. J. Walker—first female American millionaire Aung San Suu Kyi—Burma’s first lady of freedom Betty Shabazz—civil rights activist Nellie Sachs—Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient Selma Lagerlof—first woman Nobel Laureate Fannie Lou Hamer—American voting rights activist Bessie Coleman—first African-American female pilot Wilma Rudolph—first woman to win three gold medals Sonia Sotomayor—first Hispanic Supreme Court justice Wangari Maathai—Nobel Prize winner Winnifred Mandela—freedom fighter Lois Wilson—founder of Al-Anon Roxanne Quimby—cofounder of Burt’s Bees “Inspirational . . . If you need a little encouragement in your life during these difficult times, the lives of these women will give you hope.” —Says Me Says Mom
Download PDF or read online Minding the Gap Book by Thom Conroy and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-13 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Passengers on the British railway and underground must 'mind the gap'because it's dangerous not to. In a state of embarking or disembarking, passengers must stay aware of the small but significant space separating the stationary from the moving. The contemporary practices of writing and reading are in constant motion, and the phrase 'mind the gap'captures an essential aspect of the way language and literature progress as they pass through any number of social, technical, and political exchanges. 'Minding the gap'also suggests an awareness of the always shifting distance between the expected and the unexpected, the ordinary and the impossible, the familiar and unimagined. This book includes chapters on writing non-fiction, media and genre, and also addresses elements of identity, culture and linguistics in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction as contributors consider the gaps that exist between the self as writer, as reader and as editor or mentor. The volume adopts the following key themes: new gaps for creative writing in the academy; writing in new genres, media and forms; exploring the creative process and narrative strategies across disciplines. This book will be of international appeal to all readers interested in the changing landscape of creative writing"--EbscoHost.
Download PDF or read online Self-Help That Works Book by John C. Norcross and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-11 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Previously published under title: Authoritative guide to self-help resources in mental health.
Download PDF or read online The Marriage Book Book by Lisa Grunwald and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-05-12 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The definitive anthology of wisdom and wit about one of life’s most complex, intriguing, and personal subjects. When and whom do you marry? How do you keep a spouse content? Do all engaged couples get cold feet? How cold is so cold that you should pivot and flee? Where and how do children fit in? Is infidelity always wrong? In this volume, you won’t find a single answer to your questions about marriage; you will find hundreds. Spanning centuries and cultures, sources and genres, The Marriage Book offers entries from ancient history and modern politics, poetry and pamphlets, plays and songs, newspaper ads and postcards. It is an A to Z compendium, exploring topics from Adam and Eve to Anniversaries, Fidelity to Freedom, Separations to Sex. In this volume, you’ll hear from novelists, clergymen, sex experts, and presidents, with guest appearances by the likes of Liz and Dick, Ralph and Alice, Louis CK, and Neil Patrick Harris. Casanova calls marriage the tomb of love, and Stephen King calls it his greatest accomplishment. With humor, perspective, breadth, and warmth, The Marriage Book is sure to become a classic.
Download PDF or read online 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die Book by Dan Casey and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : As a Star Wars fan, you've seen the movies, from A New Hope to The Last Jedi, and beyond. And of course you've probably had a faux lightsaber battle or two, pretending to be Luke Skywalker, Rey, or maybe Kylo Ren. But can you name the seven actors who have portrayed Darth Vader? Do you know how Ralph McQuarrie helped shape the world of Star Wars? Are you familiar with Deak Starkiller, Darth Plagueis, or Drew Struzan? Have you seen the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special? 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the galaxy far, far away. In this revised and updated edition, Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activites, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for viewers old and new to progress on their way to fan superstardom.
Download PDF or read online PEOPLE Carrie Fisher Book by The Editors of PEOPLE and published by Time Inc. Books. This book was released on 2017-01-19 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In a 96-page special commemorative edition packed with intimate photographs, People pays tribute to the incredible life and career of Carrie Fisher (1956-2016). Born to Hollywood royalty, she grew up to create one of film's great heroines, Star Wars's Princess Leia. With warm remembrances from co-star Mark Hamill and many other notable friends, the issue explores not only Fisher's iconic princess-from A New Hope through Star Wars: Episode XIII-but also her wide-ranging comic film roles, her celebrated wit, her writing, her important work as an advocate for mental health, and her famous family. Plus: a photographic celebration of Fisher's mother, screen legend Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016).
Download PDF or read online Shrewed Book by Elizabeth Renzetti and published by House of Anansi. This book was released on 2018-03-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Why are there so few women in politics? Why is public space, whether it’s the street or social media, still so inhospitable to women? What does Carrie Fisher have to do with Mary Wollstonecraft? And why is a wedding ceremony Satan’s playground? These are some of the questions that bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Renzetti examines in her new collection of original essays. Drawing upon her decades of reporting on feminist issues, Shrewed is a book about feminism’s crossroads. From Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign to the quest for equal pay, from the lessons we can learn from old ladies to the future of feminism in a turbulent world, Renzetti takes a pointed, witty look at how far we’ve come — and how far we have to go. If Nellie McClung and Erma Bombeck had an IVF baby, this book would be the result. If they’d lived at the same time. And in the same country. And if IVF had been invented. Well, you get the point.
Download PDF or read online Schizophrenia Book by Michelle Harris and published by Greenhaven Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2018-12-15 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Schizophrenia affects a person's ability to think clearly and distinguish between reality and imagination. Historically, those suffering with the condition were treated poorly. However, scientific discoveries regarding the chemistry and structure of the brain, as well as recent advancements in medication and therapeutic treatments for the disease, have allowed many who suffer from schizophrenia to lead rewarding and meaningful lives. The informative text, augmented by in-depth sidebars, quotes from medical experts, detailed graphs, and full-color photographs, offers readers a clearer understanding of this often misunderstood condition and provides helpful resources to aid people with schizophrenia and their loved ones.
Download PDF or read online Carrie Fisher: Leia Forever Book by Emily Pullman and published by Creative Media Publishing. This book was released on 2017-04-15 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Before she was Princess Leia in Star Wars, Carrie Fisher was a young girl who loved to read and write and just happened to have famous parents. She never dreamed of being an actress like her mother, Debbie Reynolds, or a singer like her father, Eddie Fisher. When she auditioned for a sci-fi film on a whim, she had no idea it would change her life and turn her into a film icon. Carrie Fisher: Leia Forever is a biography for young readers who want to know more about the woman behind Princess Leia.
Download PDF or read online A Galaxy Here and Now Book by Peter W. Lee and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Star Wars begins with its famous title sequence, setting the story in the ancient past of a remote galaxy. Yet the phenomenal success of the film, the franchise, and its “expanded universe” is based upon its reflection of historical and cultural milieus here on modern-day Earth. This collection of new essays examine various ways in which George Lucas’s saga touches upon contemporary social and political issues. Topics include the impact of the film’s score on musical genres, feminism and NASA, the epic mimicry of Western-African and Bedouin cultural motifs, gender identity construction, Cold War narratives in radio and national mythology, and fan interpretations of authorship and authenticity.
Download PDF or read online Postcards From the Edge Book by Carrie Fisher and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-11-10 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : ** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry ** ‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue