The bestselling writer of Postcards from the Edge comes blank (neatly, form of) in her first-ever memoir, tailored from her one-lady Broadway hit display. Fisher unearths what it used to be in reality love to develop up a manufactured from “Hollywood in-breeding,” come of age on the set of just a little film known as Star Wars, and change into a cultural icon and bestselling motion determine on the age of 19.

Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, taking a look at her existence as she perfect recollects it (what do you are expecting after electroshock remedy?). It’s a fantastic tale: the kid of Hollywood royalty—Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher—homewrecked via Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then relationship) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on the whole lot from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, studying the daddy of her daughter forgot to inform her he used to be homosexual, and in the end waking up one morning and discovering a loved one lifeless beside her in mattress.

Wishful Drinking, the display, has been a runaway good fortune. Entertainment Weekly declared it “drolly hysterical” and the Los Angeles Times known as it a “Beverly Hills backyard sale of juicy anecdotes.” That is Carrie Fisher at her perfect—revealing her worst. She tells her precise and outrageous tale of her peculiar truth together with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.