Something Smells Fisher

When I heard my library was closing for the long holiday, I ran to stock up on books, including two by actress/author Carrie Fisher, who, unbeknownst to me, had just suffered a serious heart attack on a plane coming back from London.

Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic, peeked from my bag like two stowaways with a secret.

It was as though I subconsciously knew, and wanted to read her words since they may have been her last.

Apparently though initially critical, Carrie is doing fine, so after finishing both books that were more than entertaining, I may go buy her latest, The Princess Diarist.

I’m sure you know she’s the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and crooner, as she calls her dad, Eddie Fisher who became infamous leaving Debbie for Elizabeth Taylor when Carrie was only 3.

As always, I’m very impressed by candor, hers being top of the line almost too much so, Madam Fisher holding no prisoners in the truth department.

I enjoyed Shockaholic more, the sequel of sorts to Wishful Drinking, also a One Woman Show she performs across the country, in my opinion, being a little like cake with too much frosting.

I needed more cake if you will…too many punchlines with not enough pulp.

Despite that, Fisher is smart, clever, funny and tremendously brave sharing her darkness through drug addiction, deaths of friends and her ongoing dance with depression.

She’s not short on material, that’s for sure, making me want to write more openly without fear of being judged, so even without the cake, I’m pretty moved by Carrie Fisher.

images With her beloved French Bulldog, Gary


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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10 Responses to Something Smells Fisher

  1. Coyote from Orion says:

    I remember her best for her role in the Blues Brothers when her bipolar and alcoholism were in full flight. She conveyed a real soul pain at that time

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  2. We were just talking about her on Christmas. I recently saw her on the Ellen show and she did not disappoint when a young woman in the audience asked her if she had any advice for her now that she turned 30. Carrie didn’t even hesitate with “Do whatever the hell you want!” The girl’s face was priceless. Ellen was also very impressed with her new book.

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  3. It’s a refreshing trait… frankness. :O)

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I had just seen an interview with her on TV. I don’t recall which show she was on, I tuned in by accident. I was captivated and immediately stopped channel surfing. I agree that she is certainly frank and open. I felt she used humor almost like a shield, and was like an egg, with a thin crust protecting a fragile inside. I’ll join you in wishing her well.

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  5. You need a hard shell to expose yourself at least initially. After it’s all out there, you never worry about being outed about anything. She sure fits that category.

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