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Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge

Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (Hardback)

By Weller, Sheila

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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 feel 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 the modern age: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher. She traces Fisher's life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death just days before Christmas 2016. Her mother was the seemingly idyllic Debbie Reynolds; her father, the famously ne'er-do-well Eddie Fisher (who runs off with Elizabeth Taylor). Weller exposes us to the demons that haunted Fisher all her life, particularly bipolar disorder and a drug addiction from which she could never quite free herself. We follow her career from her debut in Shampoo to the fame-making Star Wars; dive into her serious relationships with Paul Simon and the talent agent Bryan Lourd; witness her metamorphosis from actress to bestselling author; and watch her turn into a casual spokesperson for mental illness. Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher's life, Carrie Fisher is an affectionate and even-handed portrayal of a woman whose unsurpassed honesty is a reminder of how things should be. This is a big book about a small woman with a larger-than-life spirit and impact.
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ISBN 9780374282233
Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780374282233
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Released 12 Nov 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Weller, Sheila
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 39mm
Dewey Code 791.43028092
Weight 667g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Motion picture actors and actresses - Biography - United States, Authors, American - Biography - 21st century, Actors - United States, Fisher, Carrie, Celebrities - United States
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade