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Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking"

Posted By Mike on December 17, 2008

Carrie Fisher is currently in Washington DC performing her one woman auto-biographical show "Wishful Drinking" at the Lincoln Theatre through September 28.

A little about the show from Fredericksburg.com:

"She begins the show with the problem of Greg Stevens, a gay Republican political operative who died in her bed three years ago. With that out of the way, she moves on to the marital tangles of Hollywood celebrities, specifically hers and her parents, movie stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

The ostensible object is to figure out whether her father's second wife's grandson is related to her daughter. This tends to bog down a bit, because there are a lot of tangles to explore, not all of them germane to the issue at hand.

But it does illuminate Fisher's childhood.

Of course "Star Wars" comes up. It is, after all, the thing most closely associated with Fisher in the public mind, never mind that the movie came out 30-odd years ago. There's a bit about Princess Leia's hairstyle, and another bit involving an inflatable Princess Leia sex doll. Gentlemen, be warned. Do not sit in the first few rows--audience participation occurs."



Click here for the full article complete with ticket information.




UPDATE: ClubJade.net points us over to Amazon.com where they now have a listing for Carrie Fisher's memoir that shares the same name as her one woman show, Wishful Drinking. The release date displayed is December 2, 2008 and this is confirmed on Simon & Shuster's site.






UPDATE #2: Boston.com has posted a review of Carrie Fisher's one woman show "Wishful Drinking" that you can read here. See below for an excerpt:


"What I can tell you, if you didn't know it already from her widely recognized and enviable career as a novelist and screenwriter (and from her even more widely recognized if less enviable career as a subject of tabloid headlines), is that the Carrie Fisher who appears on the Huntington's main stage in this touring show is more than a few light years removed from Princess Leia. Yes, she's older, she's heavier, and she has a much less memorable hairstyle. She's also got a sharp tongue and an even sharper mind, qualities that George Lucas barely allowed in his "Star Wars" heroine.

Lucas comes in for a fair amount of ribbing as the sobersided creator of the "Star Wars" juggernaut - and, Fisher says, as the man who "ruined my life" by giving her that braided-donut coiffure and the goofy Grecian space robe to go with it. But while Fisher's fame as Princess Leia may be what draws some audience members to her show, it's only a small part of what will keep them laughing once they're there."





UPDATE #3: Got an excerpt from "Wishful Drinking" at DailyMail.co.uk (Thanks to Mike F.) and a review at ClubJade.net:

"A bit disappointing to this Star Wars geek is the general lack of actual Star Wars stories. She mentions getting the role and the oddness of being a collectible, but basically stays away from stories about the production or other behind-the-scenes tidbits. But, then again, the way she describes her state of being at the time and episodes since then, one might have to forgive her. She might not actually remember it!

In spite of that, this is a really intriguing look at mental illness and life in Hollywood. And itís nice to have some things cleared up that have been a bit obscured by tabloids and internet gossip."





UPDATE #4: Just a friendly reminder that Carrie Fisher's memoir, "Wishful Drinking", hits stores today.




UPDATE #5: Carrie Fisher stopped by The Today Show to promote her book "Wishful Drinking" and you can click here for a decent write up at MSNBC complete with video.




UPDATE #6: The USA Today has an article on Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" as well.

Thanks Chris!




UPDATE #7: One more link regarding Carrie Fisher and "Wishful Drinking" from the Los Angeles Times: "Carrie Fisher does Hollywood."




UPDATE #8: Click here and listen to Carrie Fisher from her appearance supporting her memoir on NPR.





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