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ISBN13: 9781439153710
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Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In andlt;iandgt;Wishful Drinkingandlt;/iandgt;, adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, andlt;iandgt;Wishful Drinkingandlt;/iandgt; is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it (what do you expect after electroshock therapy?). It's an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royalty — Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher — homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then dating) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Wishful Drinkingandlt;/iandgt;, the show, has been a runaway success. andlt;iandgt;Entertainment Weeklyandlt;/iandgt; declared it "drolly hysterical" and the andlt;iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/iandgt; called it a "Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes." This is Carrie Fisher at her best — revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.

Synopsis:

In "Wishful Drinking," adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of Hollywood in-breeding, come of age on the set of a little movie called "Star Wars," and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of 19.

Synopsis:

With fresh (and sober) eyes, Dwight Gooden, who tallied a mountain of strikeouts while leading the 1986 bad-boy New York Mets to a World Series win, shares the most intimate moments of his successes and failures, from endless self-destructive drug binges to three World Series rings.

Synopsis:

A brutally honest memoir of talent, addiction, and recovery from one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. As a shy nineteen-year-old, Dwight Gooden swept into New York, lifting a team of crazy characters to World Series greatness and giving a beleaguered city a reason to believe. Then he threw it all away.

 

Now, with fresh and sober eyes, the Mets beloved Dr. K shares the intimate details of his life and career, revealing all the extraordinary highs and lows: The hidden traumas in his close-knit Tampa family. The thrill and pressure of being a young baseball phenom in New York. The raucous days and nights with the Mets bad boys (and the real reason he missed the 1986 World Series Victory Parade). The self-destructive drug binges and the three World Series rings. His heartbreaking attempts at getting sober, the senseless damage to family and friends, and the unexpected way he finally saved his life—on VH1s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

 

In Doc, Gooden details his close friendships with many of baseballs greats: Pete Rose, George Streinbrenner, Joe Torre, and nephew Gary Sheffield. For the first time ever, he reveals the full story of his troubled relationship with fellow Mets superstar Darryl Strawberry. And he tells the moving story of the Yankees no-hitter he pitched for his dying father. Doc is a riveting baseball memoir by one of the games most fascinating figures, and an inspiring story for anyone who has faced tough challenges in life.

About the Author

Carrie Fisher is the author of the bestsellers Postcards from the Edge, Surrender the Pink, and Delusions of Grandma. She has a daughter, Billie. They want to see the aurora borealis.

Table of Contents

Parade Rest vii

PART 1: DREAMING

Whose Dream 3

Dark Side 12

Young Phenom 21

Getting There 35

PART II: PLAYING

Rookie Season 47

Cy Season 60

Party Time 70

Series Season 78

Off-Season 91

PART III: HURTING

Dusting Off 109

Burning Out 115

Sliding Back 125

Suicide Squeeze 140

No-Hitter 151

Pushing It 159

Some Dad 172

Behind Bars 182

High Low 193

Room Service 203

PART IV: SAVING MY LIFE

Fame Game 213

Candid Camera 221

Cast-Offs 227

Show Time 236

Staying Strong 247

Judgment Day 253

Ready Steady 262

Why Now? 269

Forward March 276

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Margareto, July 20, 2010 (view all comments by Margareto)
A good book. Carrie Fisher is witty, even with only parts of her memory intact. I'm going to get a copy for my mom.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439153710
Author:
Fisher, Carrie
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Gooden, Dwight
Author:
Henican, Ellis
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Sports
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos t-o
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.08 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In "Wishful Drinking," adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of Hollywood in-breeding, come of age on the set of a little movie called "Star Wars," and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of 19.
"Synopsis" by , With fresh (and sober) eyes, Dwight Gooden, who tallied a mountain of strikeouts while leading the 1986 bad-boy New York Mets to a World Series win, shares the most intimate moments of his successes and failures, from endless self-destructive drug binges to three World Series rings.

"Synopsis" by , A brutally honest memoir of talent, addiction, and recovery from one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. As a shy nineteen-year-old, Dwight Gooden swept into New York, lifting a team of crazy characters to World Series greatness and giving a beleaguered city a reason to believe. Then he threw it all away.

 

Now, with fresh and sober eyes, the Mets beloved Dr. K shares the intimate details of his life and career, revealing all the extraordinary highs and lows: The hidden traumas in his close-knit Tampa family. The thrill and pressure of being a young baseball phenom in New York. The raucous days and nights with the Mets bad boys (and the real reason he missed the 1986 World Series Victory Parade). The self-destructive drug binges and the three World Series rings. His heartbreaking attempts at getting sober, the senseless damage to family and friends, and the unexpected way he finally saved his life—on VH1s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

 

In Doc, Gooden details his close friendships with many of baseballs greats: Pete Rose, George Streinbrenner, Joe Torre, and nephew Gary Sheffield. For the first time ever, he reveals the full story of his troubled relationship with fellow Mets superstar Darryl Strawberry. And he tells the moving story of the Yankees no-hitter he pitched for his dying father. Doc is a riveting baseball memoir by one of the games most fascinating figures, and an inspiring story for anyone who has faced tough challenges in life.

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