Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Carrie Fisher, Gilmore Girls, Carol Burnett

“This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I’m talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called ‘you’re so much taller than the other kids.’ But no! I’m talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick.” — Lauren Graham Her new memoir is TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN, which she also reads. In THE PRINCESS DIARIST Carrie Fisher opens up on her personal past after finding a diary she kept at the time of the original Star Wars movie. Includes poems she wrote then, too! She was hired at age 19 by George Lucas, and no one expected the movie to become such a monster hit. "It was more than a movie," she says. "It was like being one of the Beatles." There was shampoo, and Pez dispensers. Everyone on planet Earth knew about the movie, except maybe lost tribes in the Amazon. (Don't go there.) How many movie directors could say that, then? (A new bio of George is out, too.) Carrie also describes how she and Ford came to accept the roles in the new remake, along with thoughts on fame, life, and acceptance that nothing lasts forever...except the movie itself. Carrie reads most of the book herself with a self deprecating charm and wit. The Boss also has a new bio out WHICH HE NARRATES, and Carol Burnett's autobiography IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY has just been nominated for a Grammy. To order these, click on the highlighted link, or go to  

1 comment:

  1. So sad to hear that Carrie has passed away.