Carrie Fisher as Princess LeiaIn time Carrie became a drug-addicted alcoholic with manic-depressive disorder ( bipolar disorder 2).
ventually, Eddie married a Chinese woman- Betty Lin- and after she died 'he started to date all of Chinatown.' Carrie notes that 'this was fitting because Eddie had gotten so many facelifts that he looked Asian himself.' LOLEddie Fisher with Betty LinCarrie sang in her grandmother 's nightclub act from the ages of 13 to 17 and- as it happens- also started doing drugs at 13.
uckily, Carrie had enough remembrances left to write this book.Carrie Fisher was diagnosed with bipolar disorderCarrie notes: 'After all the rehabs and all the mental hospitals, I seemed to yoursel, if what does n't kill you makes you stronger I should be ble to lift Cedars Sinai Hospital and glow in the dark.' Carrie Fisher learned to live with her mental illnessInterspersed with the fabl of Carrie 's addiction and mental illness are interesting snippets about her life.
Here are a few examples: Carrie 's stepfather Harry Karl ( Debbie 's second husband) was not a handsome man, but was wealthy and well-groomed, said to be distinguished looking.
Carrie notes, 'That 's ugly with money.' To Carrie 's amusement, the very handsome Alec Baldwin played Harry in a movie.
This devastated the actress ..... and perhaps exacerbated her mental illness.Carrie Fisher with her second husband Brian LourdCarrie Fisher with her daughter Billie After Star Wars became a megahit, Carrie was 'merchandised' into a little oll, a shampoo bottle, a soap, a watch, a Mrs. Potato Head, a Lego figure, a stamp, and a Pez dispenser.
Carrie notes, 'If someone tells me to go fuck myself, I should tak it a whirl.' Ha ha ha.Princess Leia dollPrincess Leia Mrs. Potato HeadPrincess Leia Pez dispenserTowards the end of this book Carrie acknowledges, 'The place I 've arrived at in my life is n't everyone 's idea of heavenly .... but I 'm in a ood place.' Both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died in December, 2016 and they 're missed.