Search Results: "Carrie Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOCKAHOLIC by Carrie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Not exactly electrifying reading."
Actress and screenwriter Fisher (Wishful Drinking, 2008, etc.) assembles "sort of an anecdotal memoir of a potentially more than partial amnesiac." Read full book review >

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THE BEST AWFUL by Carrie Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"The satirical swipes at Tinseltown are missing here, apart from that funeral scene. The rest is all Suzanne, and she's just not interesting enough to sustain the attention."
Novelist/actress/screenwriter Fisher offers a sequel to Postcards From the Edge (1987), with many of the same elements: another head-trip with a lost Hollywood soul—and drugs, drugs, drugs. Read full book review >

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DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA by Carrie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 1994

"Even admirers of Fisher's many skills will find this as vaporous as an HBO movie you wish you'd never watched."
Again mining Hollywood humor, actress/novelist/screenwriter Fisher's third novel—following Postcards from the Edge (plus screenplay) and Surrender the Pink—finds her still relying on smart talk over plot. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS DIARIST by Carrie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Outspoken, honest commentary of what it's like to be Princess Leia on and off the screen."
How playing Princess Leia changed the author's life. Read full book review >

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A TWISTED TALE by Carolyn Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers who find Causley's 'Quack,' Said the Billy Goat (1986), or Most's Cow That Went Oink (1990) a trifle sedate won't have that problem with this unrestrained solo debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Fisher punches up a well-worn plot with vivid language and swirling modernist art that incorporates an equally wild hand-lettered text. Read full book review >

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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT by Eddie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Now that's talent."
The teen idol, singer, former husband of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Connie Stevens, father of actresses Carrie and Joely Fisher, pens a tell-all memoir with the help of celebrity profiler David Fisher (no relation and co-author with George Burns of All My Best Friends, 1989, among others). Read full book review >

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TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (EX) BOYFRIEND by Carrie Jones
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Clumsy comma splices and absences, along with awkward repetition, distract from an emotional story that's otherwise true at heart. (Fiction. YA)"
This touching tale about a teenage girl whose boyfriend turns out to be gay is marred by prose that is seemingly unedited. Read full book review >

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GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"But readers will respond to the self-aware but vulnerable Lily as she grows over time into her own unique hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a quirky but deliberate voice both serious and funny, Lily navigates her complicated life by writing to John Wayne. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels 'ungettable') and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ('Your sigh smells like sorrow'). (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Read full book review >

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COVER THE BUTTER by Carrie Kabak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2005

"Kabak's gift for describing wonderful food and décor, and her way of encapsulating decades in a few swift strokes, take this tale beyond the standard middle-age revenge formula."
A woman in her 40s sheds toxic parents and boorish husband for Provençal sun. Read full book review >

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The STATE OF GRACE by Carrie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An often engaging mystery, bolstered by complex, well-developed characters, exotic locations and an effective narrative structure."
In Hannah's debut novel, the past and present collide in unexpected and dangerous ways as a woman searches for her missing friend. Read full book review >

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THE DARK by Carrie Brown
Released: April 21, 1995

"It would help to miss the Sixties a lot before you dip in."
Five teenaged kids set up a still on the grounds of the old Sunstrike commune in the hills of Washington and drink themselves silly. Read full book review >