Growing Up Fisher

Growing Up Fisher

Musings, Memories, and Misadventures

Book - 2017
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A memoir by the half-sister of the late Carrie Fisher describes their upbringing in Hollywood, her personal struggles with identity, her experiences as a mother to five children, and how she became motivated to pursue a creative life in the wake of Carrie's death.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Company, 2017
ISBN: 9780062695536
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 Fish
Characteristics: 308 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Feb 13, 2018

A well-written memoir catches your interest and holds your attention no matter who the subject is or how well-known they are. If you are a big fan of Joely Fisher, you may enjoy this very much. I found her telling of her life story to be uneven, scattered, and at times almost unreadable when she is trying so hard to be clever and it just comes across as annoying. I guess with Princess Leia as your sister it might make you push harder to force your way into the spotlight. The book starts out in a rather confusing fashion with scattered childhood trials and tribulations of growing up as the daughter of the famous entertainers Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher. When Joely relaxes and just tells her stories with straight narrative, it is quite interesting. If you are strictly looking for her to dish dirt on her famous sister, it's not here, but she does tell the moving tale of how it all happened when Carrie passed away. It is obvious that Joely loved her sister very much as well as her mother, and she shares a number of moving tales. Otherwise her story seems to careen all over the map. By the end I found myself just skimming over much of it to get to the end.


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