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Review Summed Up in One Word: Funny!

  • Dec 10, 2008
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From one-woman stage show to book, this is a natural progression for this talented, writer, actress, humorist. Slim—at less than 200 pages--with type large enough that we eyesight challenged middle-aged fans can read without our glasses, it's also peppered with photos. I read through it in an afternoon.

If you're a fan of Carrie Fisher's writing, especially her books Postcards From the Edge and Delusions of Grandma, (I wasn't a big fan of her novel The Best Awful), this will be a nice addition to your collection. Or if you've seen her show and would like to have a companion piece—kind of like a detailed Stage Bill—than this is a good choice. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a thorough memoir or a seasoned collection of humor essays, you'll most likely be disappointed.  Without question, Carrie Fisher is laugh out loud funny, and the extraordinary cast of characters comprising her highly visible dysfunctional family makes it no wonder why she's opted to share the tales of her existence.

"My entire existence can be summed up in one phrase," she writes. "If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable." She goes on, of course, to write several more phrases, but her opening line certainly rings true.

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June 24, 2009
I liked this book, too. Great review!
 
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