Bad news ...for anyone who thought Carrie Fisher had finally stopped talking about herself.
This time, the electro-convulsive shock therapy she's been undergoing is threatening to wipe out (what's left of) her memory.
But get ready for a shock of your own. Not only doesn't she mind paying the second electric bill, she loves the high-voltage treatments.
It's been a roller coaster of a few years for Carrie since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway show and New York Times bestselling book Wishful Drinking.
She not only lost her beloved father, but also her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor, as well as over forty pounds of unwanted flesh, all the while staying sober and sane-ish. And she wants to tell you, dear reader, all about it.
She wants you to someday be able to remind her how Elizabeth Taylor settles a score, how she and Michael Jackson became friends, or how she ended up sparring with Ted Kennedy on a dinner date. And she especially wants to preserve her memories of Eddie Fisher.
Shockaholic is laugh-out-loud funny, acerbic, and witty as hell. But it also reveals a new side of Carrie Fisher that may even bring a pleasant shock your way: it is contemplative, vulnerable, and ultimately, quite tender.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, B&W illustrations throughout
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2011
- Category: Autobiography: arts & entertainment
- ISBN: 9781847390363