Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Princess Leia's Memoir

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Princess Leia's Memoir

Article excerpt

DIRECTOR Mike Nichols once said of Carrie Fisher: "She has too much personality for one person and not enough for two persons."

That pretty much describes Fisher, daughter of Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She starred in three Star Wars movies, has written several best-selling novels - and has been in and out of hospitals for substance abuse and other problems.

She calls her new memoir Wishful Drinking, which is also the title of her autobiographical road show that has occupied her for the past year or so. As if the title doesn't say enough about her struggles, the cover shows a woman in Princess Leia braids with her face in her arms and her right hand holding a cocktail glass.

"We put the book together quickly, because the publisher (Simon & Schuster) was eager to get it out before Christmas," Fisher explains. "The book is half the show. I was doing the book and the show at the same time."

Fisher, 52, lives in Beverly Hills' high-rent district on Coldwater Canyon. …

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