Wishful Drinking

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WISHFUL DRINKING, Fisher details her complicated yet eclectic extended family tree in Hollywood Inbreeding 101, employing a blackboard and wooden pointer. Her father Eddie Fisher's very public affair with Elizabeth Taylor ended what had been perceived and celebrated as a "storybook marriage," and she and her brother Todd later watched both her mother's and father's "once white-hot bright star of celebrity slowly dim, cool and fade." In 1973, at her mother's urging, the 17-year-old Fisher enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London two years later, her life changed forever when she donned a white dress as Princess Leia in George Lucas' "Star Wars."

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Critic Reviews for Wishful Drinking

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  • Fisher wasn't angling for pity. She wanted to hear laughs. So much of her writing earns laughs, but they sound hollow now that she's not here to hear them.

    Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Carrie Fisher's one-woman show, an autobiographical monologue with video clips and visual aids, is a savagely satirical look back at her life and legacy growing up as the daughter of show-business royalty Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

    Jan 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wishful Drinking


Carrie runs you through the mill of her complex life, fascinating in parts a little too revealing in others. Be sure to watch the extra interview wiith Debbie Reynolds that is gold.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Really liked the book and expected this to be the same but was really surprised at how fresh it was. Carrie Fisher is captivating and brutally honesty in this sweet one-woman show put on by HBO. Laughed hysterically throughout and visuals and audience participation really contributed well.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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Wishful Drinking, the telecast, is way, way better than the book. Carrie Fisher's words come alive when she's saying them.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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