My Girls

My Girls

With thirty-two pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives, My Girls is a moving account of two extraordinary women whose connection to each other proved so powerful not even death could separate ...

Author: Todd Fisher

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062792334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia. In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours. The stunned public turned for solace to Debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. The son of "America’s Sweethearts" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood. Thanks to his funny, loving, no-nonsense mother, Todd remained down to earth, his own man, but always close to his cherished mom, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, talent, or spirit. Now, Todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days. His book, part memoir, part homage, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before. With thirty-two pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives, Todd’s book is a love letter to a sister and a mother, and a gift to countless fans who are mourning the deaths of these two unforgettable stars.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Our Blessed Rebel Queen

Our Blessed Rebel Queen

Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia Linda Mizejewski, Tanya D. Zuk. 28 Carrie Fisher, Shockaholic (New ... 51 Todd Fisher with Lindsay Harrison, My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie (New York: HarperCollins, 2018), 341.

Author: Linda Mizejewski

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814346877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Exploration of Carrie Fisher as star, author, comedian, and iconic personification of Princess Leia.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Carrie Fisher A Life on the Edge

Carrie Fisher  A Life on the Edge

(Imislund was called by this author, and he initially agreed to be interviewed just about Carrie's charity work with his ... Her brother, Todd, has reported: Todd Fisher, My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie (New York: William ...

Author: Sheila Weller

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9780374717728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 865

A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid—and brilliant—Carrie Fisher In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller—with heart and a profound feeling for the times—gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. Now she turns her focus to one of the most loved, brilliant, and iconoclastic women of our time: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher. Weller traces Fisher’s life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the spunky and adorable Debbie Reynolds; her father, the heartthrob crooner Eddie Fisher. When Eddie ran off with Elizabeth Taylor, the scandal thrust little Carrie Frances into a bizarre spotlight, gifting her with an irony and an aplomb that would resonate throughout her life. We follow Fisher’s acting career, from her debut in Shampoo, the hit movie that defined mid-1970s Hollywood, to her seizing of the plum female role in Star Wars, which catapulted her to instant fame. We explore her long, complex relationship with Paul Simon and her relatively peaceful years with the talent agent Bryan Lourd. We witness her startling leap—on the heels of a near-fatal overdose—from actress to highly praised, bestselling author, the Dorothy Parker of her place and time. Weller sympathetically reveals the conditions that Fisher lived with: serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Still, despite crises and overdoses, her life’s work—as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess, and a friend—was prodigious and unique. As one of her best friends said, “I almost wish the expression ‘one of a kind’ didn’t exist, because it applies to Carrie in a deeper way than it applies to others.” Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher’s life, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge is an empathic and even-handed portrayal of a woman who—as Princess Leia, but mostly as herself—was a feminist heroine, one who died at a time when we need her blazing, healing honesty more than ever.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Lifetime of Love

A Lifetime of Love

Carrie knew that Jessica constantly fought an exhausting combination of ageism, and an 'old boys club' mentality at the firm but she ... “That's my girl! ... He had always tried to teach his girls they could do anything they dreamed of.

Author: Carmen Klassen

Publisher: ETA Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 9781999296216

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 624

Part 1: Carrie and Jonathan can’t believe how good their life is. They’re both in jobs they love, they have time for each other, and they have the perfect wedding planned. But a family crisis brings everything to a sudden halt. Once again, Carrie finds herself scrambling to take care of the people she loves most while trying to meet her client’s needs. Only this time she has Jonathan supporting her. Should they delay their wedding until everyone’s OK? And what if the worst happens? Can either of them handle one more loss in their lives? Surrounded by their friends, they try to put all their plans aside and make the most of what they have right now. Part 2: When Lisa realizes she’s fallen in love with single dad and close friend Aaron, she handles it in her usual, direct way. But his answer sends her on an unexpected search for something she can’t define. She tries to bury herself in caring for her mom, managing her friend Jaz’s clothing business, and keeping an eye on all the tenants in the housing project. But something’s still missing. Will she find whatever it is she’s longing for? Or does she need to accept her life the way it is? She’s counting on her friend-turned-counselor Carrie to help her make the right choices. When she decides what to do next, everything changes. Again. And there’s no chance to go back to the way things used to be.
Categories: Fiction

Studies in American Drama 1945 Present

Studies in American Drama  1945   Present

CARRIE Can ya clean ? GRANDMA Not in my lifetime . GIRLS Only little things . CARRIE Can ya iron ? GRANDMA That's what you're here for , missie . GIRLS Not at all . Not at all . CARRIE STARTS TO SET UP THE BOARD , GETS BASKETS OF ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007247757

Category: American drama

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Categories: American drama

Whiskey Soaked Panties

Whiskey Soaked Panties

I could write multiple novels about our story and the roller coaster ride of life moments we have shared over half my lifetime. Carrie Lee is an integral part of what makes me who I am. No girl has ever caused me to feel the extreme ...

Author: Austin W. Dallas

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304067203

Category: Humor

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This book is not the Great American Novel. This book is not some epic fantasy. This is probably more the kind of book you read while using the restroom. Personally, I never understood the appeal of reading while marinating in your own filth, but who am I to judge. Buddies just kept trying to buy me dinner, drinks, and lap dances to get me to tell them stories about these ridiculous things that happened to me. But do you know how hard it is to tell a funny relationship story while getting a lap dance? It’s actually very hard! Your audience is distracted. The combination of whiskey, higher levels of oxygen, and spinning tassels put you in some sort of hypnotic trans which makes it almost impossible to focus on one tale. Then you wake up naked the next morning except your undershirt is around your ankle and you have no idea what happened. All you can remember is she was an angel and her name was Skittles — no wait — her name was Candy; Skittles were what she was wearing...
Categories: Humor

Carrie of Culver Road

Carrie of Culver Road

Gradually it became louder, and Carrie realized it was coming from the sky. Fear enveloping her,she ran ... For what felt like a lifetime itwas over their heads as, very slowly, it moved on. ... 'Oh my gawdfathers, wot's 'appening now?

Author: Dee Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755373000

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 493

When tragedy strikes, a young mother sets out to find a place she can call home... Carrie of Culver Road by Dee Williams is a touching story of a young woman's struggle to create a home for her young family in the heart of the East End. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Pam Evans. As a little girl, brought up in an orphanage, Caroline Parker had always been told that 'Dept Ford' was the place her disgraced mother had come from. So when years later her husband dies, leaving her penniless and with three young children to support, Caroline's first thought is to head for the place she has envisaged as home: Dept Ford. But to her horror, she finds that Deptford is not the country village she'd imagined, but in the middle of London, a huge, teeming city the likes of which she's never seen. Luckily a kindly passer-by takes pity on her weary children and puts them on the tram to a place where she might find lodgings which, as it turns out, is in Rotherhithe, not Deptford. And so it is Culver Road that becomes her true home, where Carrie - as her neighbours call her - and her family, helped out by the irrepressible Flo and her soft-hearted docker husband Alf, find themselves battling through times both good and bad. And it is in Culver Road that Carrie meets Jim, the enigmatic sailor who is to change her life... What readers are saying about Carrie of Culver Road: 'Really enjoyed this book. Moves very quickly and keeps the reader wanting to know what is going to occur next' 'Brilliant read, was sad when it finished' 'I am running out of praise for Dee Williams books because I enjoy them so much'
Categories: Fiction

Girl of Vengeance

Girl of Vengeance

She'd never been close to her mother—a lifetime of hurt prevented that. But she'd never, ... and for a lifetime they'd blamed her for it. ... Carrie sobbed. “You did. You did the best you could. Mom ... I met my father. My real father.

Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Publisher: Cincinnatus Press

ISBN: 9781632020840

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 573

In the third and final book of the Rachel's Peril trilogy, prepare to have everything you thought you knew turned upside down. In the first seven days of this trilogy, everything changed. Now Andrea and Dylan are on the run and the Thompson Sisters are fighting to survive events outside of their control.
Categories: Fiction

Chimera

Chimera

Carrie had found ketchup and mustard and relish in the pantry, and we had applied condiments with abandon, glorying in the taste ... I had fallen asleep in one of the larger booths, with the chimera girl curled up against my legs like a ...

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356507064

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 987

The final book in Mira Grant's terrifying Parasitology trilogy. The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse, and must find a way to compromise between the two sides of their nature before the battle becomes large enough to destroy humanity, and everything that humanity has built...including the chimera. The broken doors are closing. Can Sal make it home? Parasitology Parasite Symbiont Chimera For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh Feed Deadline Blackout Newsflesh Short Fiction Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box Countdown San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus
Categories: Fiction

UP DOWN ROADS AND A FIELD OF SUITCASES

UP DOWN ROADS AND A FIELD OF SUITCASES

Carrie straightened up and said, “Miracles do happen guys, you gotta believe. I did for so many years, some said I was dreaming, my type could never hope for change but I proved the lot wrong. Look!” she said, triumphantly.

Author: Hurricane Cruz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453568309

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 149

Adam, an Aussie journalist, has always had a penchant for the unpredictable and the chaotic. It is no wonder then, that among the many places he visits, he falls in love with a part of history - a beautiful old town in South India called Kochi, built in the era of the Dutch and Portuguese. An offer by his Australian publishing house to visit and research the culture of Kochi, whets his fascination to learn more of the town and its people, culture, literary standing and dialect. The offer paves the way to a journey that would lead to surprises, treasures, life changing decisions and long standing friends. Adam's passion for the wanderlust and his uncanny penchant for this little town and in particular, one house in it, leads him on a trip of discovery and commitment. Despite the judgement of his very clear headed friends, and adversity in all shape and form, will Adam fulfil his quest and prove that this was no freak accident after all?
Categories: Fiction