Postcards from the Edge

Postcards from the Edge

Carrie Fisher / Jun 24, 2019

Postcards from the Edge When we first meet the extraordinary young actress Suzanne Vale she s feeling like something on the bottom of someone s shoe and not even someone interesting Suzanne is in the harrowing and hilariou

  • Title: Postcards from the Edge
  • Author: Carrie Fisher
  • ISBN: 9785551598893
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When we first meet the extraordinary young actress Suzanne Vale, she s feeling like something on the bottom of someone s shoe, and not even someone interesting Suzanne is in the harrowing and hilarious throes of drug rehabilitation, trying to understand what happened to her life and how she managed to land in a drug hospital Just as Fisher s first film role the precoWhen we first meet the extraordinary young actress Suzanne Vale, she s feeling like something on the bottom of someone s shoe, and not even someone interesting Suzanne is in the harrowing and hilarious throes of drug rehabilitation, trying to understand what happened to her life and how she managed to land in a drug hospital Just as Fisher s first film role the precocious teenager in Shampoo echoed her own Beverly Hills upbringing, her first book is set within the world she knows better than anyone else Hollywood More of a fiction montage than a novel in the conventional sense, this stunning literary debut chronicles Suzanne s vivid, excruciatingly funny experiences from the clinic to her coming to terms with life in the outside world Conversations with her psychiatrist What worries me is, what if this guy is really the one for me and I haven t had enough therapy to be comfortable with having found him a high concept, eighties style affair The only way to become intimate for me is repeated exposure My route to intimacy is routine I establish a pattern with somebody and then I notice when they re not there Sparked by Suzanne s and Carrie Fisher s deliciously wry sense of the absurd, Postcards from the Edge is than a book about stardom and drugs It is a revealing look at the dangers and delights of all our addictions, from money and success to sex and insecurity.

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      • Carrie Fisher

        Carrie Frances Fisher 1956 2016 was an American actress, screenwriter and novelist, most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.


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    1. Carrie Fisher died today and now the interwebs are exploding with billions of fangirls who never watched a Star Wars movie until the Manic Pixies told them they should. That sounds hateful, but I don't really give a shit mean it to be . (Confession: I'm not a ginormous Star Wars fan myself.) I am a huge Carrie Fisher fan, though, and it's mainly due to this book. Postcards from the Edge is a semi-autobiographical story about Carrie after coming out of a stint in rehab. I read this book when I wa [...]


    2. POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE is the semi-autobiographical novel based on the turbulent life of Carrie Fisher.The first third of the story recounting 30 days of actress Suzanne Vale's life in rehab was pretty intense and nerve-racking reading (for me) and if you can get through lives and stories of drug dealers, addicts and rather disgusting Hollywood types in those pages, the rest of the novel will be a breeze.While I loved the movie with its witty and sarcastic dark humor, the novel came across (for [...]


    3. I enjoyed Carrie's first novel. It was witty and interesting. Suzanne is obviously based loosely on her life from other stories I have read of hers. I feel like this was one of the first behind the scenes of Hollywood. I'm sure there were things before this, but this was a big tell-all basically.There was the rehab portion, the looking for love portion of the book and the part where she is trying to accept normal portion. I felt the dialogue was snappy, there were funny moments. I enjoy the stor [...]


    4. In her first piece of fiction, Fisher seeks to relay some sentiments through this quasi-biographical story. Suzanne Vale is an actress who has succumbed to the horrors of addiction and finds herself in a treatment facility. While there, she recounts some of her views on fellow addicts and the trials of life on the inside. Released back into her real world, Vale begins the slow process of re-establishing herself, securing a new agent while trying to return to the life she knows so well. However, [...]


    5. ok.you know that moment, at the party-you-didn't-want-to-come-to, filled with the important-people-from-work-who-don't-really-like-you, standing in the corner-of-the apartment-marked-specifically-for-losers-and-the-apartment-cat (who is now drunk and stuffed on mini shrimp popper appetizers)? the moment where you realize that you didn't wear the right shoes, your dress is being worn as a shirt by the most beautiful woman in the room, and everyone in the entire WORLD is staring at you when they a [...]


    6. Motherfucking goddam shit. Rest in peace Carrie, you were wonderful ******Get better soon Carrie, you wonderful nutbag. Am listening to Hearts and Bones and sending thoughts and strength and health in your direction.


    7. Sometimes I feel like I've got my nose pressed up against the window of a bakery, only I'm the bread.In Postcards from the Edge, Carrie Fisher writes a part-fiction, part-memoirs account about the highs and lows of life in Hollywood. And by that, I mean the highs of drug consumption followed by the lows of withdrawal during the inevitable stay in rehab.It is truly fascinating to listen to the her voice spewing the most intricate, absurdist, intellectual and insightful witticisms, trying to catch [...]


    8. I searched what became one of my favourite online bookstores for Carrie Fisher in the hope of finding a copy of Wishful Drinking. Instead, I found myself staring at a list of available titles that included Postcards from the Edge. And the question was, why not?Postcards from the Edge mainly follows the story of an actress who found her way to a rehab clinic after losing – almost for good – her life to drugs. Suzanne has reached her thirties and, after her drug scandal, is having a hard time [...]


    9. This was Ms. Carrie Fisher's debut novel and it's a good one. It's honest, fun, and quite realistic of the struggles of being a recovering "pills addict" and famous actress who doesn't quite know what normal is but trying to find a sense of normalcy. Like everyone in the world, Suzanne has doubts about herself, her life choices, and career as a movie star and I understood and connected with that. I'm a worrier and Suzanne is a worrier too. The only thing I didn't quite like about the plot is how [...]


    10. For someone who suffered from drug addiction and depression, Carrie Fisher was a force to be reckoned with when it came to being in touch with her feelings. She really puts them out there in the embodiment of Suzanne Vale, the novel's main character. Geez, she must have felt incredibly vulnerable doing so, too: both as a big celebrity presence and as a former addict. If anyone in Hollywood and America didn't know her story, they knew now. And was she funny! There are some truly memorable lines h [...]


    11. I'll give it a 3.5. Not great literature, but entertaining, even if certain parts went on a bit too long. Fisher's writing style was definitely funny. I did laugh out loud several times, and not that many books make me do that.


    12. I know at the time I read this-I just loved it- and wouldn't stop reading parts of it to anyone who would let me. Don't know if it would be the same now-but at the time I thought it was just so funny and clever.



    13. So good. In the middle, I wondered how it was going to wrap up or touch back on how Suzanne progressed throughout the novel. Very well done.


    14. This book only furthered my belief that Carrie Fisher is a genius. The book is NOTHING like the movie, except for a small part in the middle, but since Carrie also wrote the screenplay it is all good. A lot of what she says in this book rang oddly true to me which was a little confronting, but only made me love it more. Negative parts? In the beginning when alex narrates the story, he was sooooo annoying, but then again, he was a cokehead and those are known for being annoying. So point well mad [...]


    15. review to comeEDIT:So. Here is the deal, because there is not much to tell about this book because nothing seems to happen after the character gets out of rehab.This book has no plot for 2/3rds. Sad, but true. I think Carrie Fisher is a great writer. She has a way of creating this characters that have a ton of flaws but are witty and real. I think Suzanne is her - this was her outlet, this was her way of writing out her feelings and not caring if a story came out of it. Also, Alex why were we tr [...]


    16. What an awful book! Sheesh. but an overly long series of ramblings (yes, dear hearts, I realize the protagonist is a recovering addict & addicts are supposedly prone to rambling sometimes), but I kept waiting for a point to be made until I realized the book had ended & that possibly there wasn't going to be one. Terrible.


    17. She's an excellent author, the subject matter just wasn't to my liking & I just couldn't get into it. I am interested in giving her other books a try, though.


    18. “Most people dream big, you dream small. It’s just whatever you haven’t got is what you want. It isn’t the life, it’s what you do with it. So, do something regular with your irregular life, rather than trying to get a regular one, ‘cause you’d just do something irregular with that.”Driven by my fondness of the film adaptation, I grabbed this book from an on-sale bin from BookSale. I’m sure you’re all aware of the all-star cast movie; and of Meryl Streep and Shirley McLaine’ [...]


    19. Not really sure there was a plot in thereywhere. I am planning to watch the movie. I'll bet it's nothing like the book.And I was right! Watched the movie just yesterday & was amazed that the screenplay was written by the author & almost unrecognizable. Not that it was any good either!


    20. maybe it's just me, but i didn't care about this book at all. i had high hopes, which may have been the problem. i found the characters and dialogue forgettable, and the action was limited. not impressed.


    21. Oh, Carrie Fisher. Such a terrible book. It wasn't poorly written, just hard to care about any of the characters, the narrator in particular. Thankfully, it's a short read so you don't have to suffer for long.


    22. do I have this? did I read it? Hmmm I think I bought it because I liked the movie - check packed boxes someday.



    23. Carrie Fisher's debut novel is a hoot. The language is very fluid, seeping straight into my imagination with ease; the scenes are sometimes hilarious and other times scary but masterfully written, very impressive for a first book! For those who know anything about Carrie Fisher, they will see that the book is semi-autobiographical; sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. I loved the myriad of original analogies and wonderful sentences, the book might be small and a fast read but fun and meanin [...]


    24. Carrie Fisher is a trip, excuse the pun as it echoes of the first section of this novel, and I'm super glad that I've now read this and have experienced the easy, authentic, fiesty voice and the simultaneous criticality and sensitivity with which she, in and through her characters, sees and communicates the world. two quotations that stood out to me in this series of postcards and snapshots of sortsgarding intimate relationships; something to consider:"My route to intimacy is routine. I establis [...]


    25. Jag har sedan barnsben varit ett fan av Carrie Fisher, då för hennes rolltolkning av prinsessan Leia i Star Wars. Efter hennes tragiska bortgång nyligen ville jag lära känna Fisher som författare, vem skulle jag möta där? Efter vad jag har förstått baseras Vykort från drömfabriken delvis på egna erfarenheter eller bär iaf drag från Fishers eget liv. Jag vet inte exakt vad jag hade väntat mig men Vykort kändes lite som att läsa en dramakomedi från 80-talet, rappa replikutväxli [...]


    26. On the back of this book there's a quote which reads "It makes Moby Dick seem like a big, fat, dumb book." I mean, any competently executed, charmingly written, understated novel will make Moby Dick look big, fat and dumb--but this one doubly so. It has all the sense of urgency-in-writing that the best American novels (and the best Mountain Goats' songs) have, and a confidence in style and voice that usually comes further down the line in a writing career.


    27. Wow. I really disliked this book. Luckily, it was a bathroom book, so I wasn't too upset. If I'd wasted actual free time reading this I would have been more angry. As it progressed it became a hate read. I had to finish it. The narrative was disjointed, there was next to no plot, and it was boring. There was a little humor in it which I expected from Carrie Fisher but not enough to turn my opinion.


    28. It's really hard to review this in the wake of Carrie Fisher's death. First off, it's startling that this is fiction because it reads so autobiographical. I want to hunt down the sequels and read them too - it wasn't the best book I've read recently but it made me really think about each issue, knowing that these were the things that eventually ended a life. Plus, she's a good narrator and there's some great zingers.


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