Reading Challenge, reviews

2017 Reading Challenge Book 2 – Wishful Drinking

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Yes, that says book 2 in the title because although this was the first ‘proper’ book I read this year it was in fact the second book that I finished in the first week of January. The first was Only Dull People… but it was short and like I said when I listed all the books I was gonna read this year a couple of weeks ago it’s basically just a compilation of some of the crazy shit that Wilde has said and as such it shall not be reviewed. But it’s been read and so has this.

2017 Reading Challenge, Book 2, Wishful Drinking
2017 Reading Challenge, Book 2, Wishful Drinking

I got this book from my parents for Christmas and knew instantly that it would be read within the next few weeks at the time. And then everything happened and my desire to read the book didn’t change, but I knew that when I ventured to read it that it would be a bittersweet experience, and it was just that.

First of all, this book is hilarious. I mean, I laughed. A lot.

This book encapsulated everything that I ever loved about Carrie Fisher in around 230 pages. It was witty, it was filled with great anecdotes, it has some beautiful pictures in it. It felt a little bit like she was someone that I knew. Which is ridiculous, but that is just the kind of writer that she is. She somehow made you feel welcome in the bubble that was her world and it was fun to be a part of it.

It’s obviously anecdotal and follows her early years for the most part, including the relationship that she had with her parents and brother and the weird ‘Hollywood’ bubble that she lived in. And then it goes through the Star Wars days a little and talks about her daughter and kind of brings it to a nice little semi conclusive ending on something that was talking about the ever evolving state of her life.

It’s also really well written. The level of incredibleness that comes with her writing in this is just outstanding. I want to just bask in it at all times. I want to read everything of hers that I possibly can, which I will do, when I don’t have 45 others (yeah, I’ve made some kind of dent to the list, even though I forgot about a book and the total number is now 51) to read first…

I don’t really have anything else to say about it, other than the fact that I would totally recommend it. Fisher was always unapologetic about who she was and that is evident in this and that was made it so refreshing to read (which I did in about 2 hours in total in the end).

4/5 stars

Parentheses count: 2. See you tomorrow!

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