Saturday, January 28, 2017

Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

This book has been called witty, ramshackle, and outrageous.  It is definitely all those things.  Fisher details the tragedies of her life as if she was doing stand-up comedy.  She never bemoans the things that happened to her and certainly doesn't try to make you feel sorry for her.  She is so honest that at times it will make you cringe, but her trademark self-deprecating wit and humor carry the day.  And in between the laughs are some serious messages about love and forgiveness.  This book is a wild ride but her articulate sharp observations of her battle with her demons and the way that battle played out in her life and the famous people sprinkled through it makes for quite a story.

My favorite quote:  "I don't hate hardly ever, and when I love, I love for miles and miles. A love so big it should either be outlawed or it should have a capital and its own currency."

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