kirstennnnnn (kirstennnnnn) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

book 43:  Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

I suspect this is a semi-autobiographical novel that is told in journal-like or internal thought-like stream of consciousness episodes, mostly from the point of view of a hollywood actress and recovering drug addict and a few of the people she is involved with.  The novel deals a lot with perceptions of reality, how to escape those perceptions and the price of doing so, and how to cope with living with the reality that you have.  Carrie Fisher has a smart, snarky, and humorous writing style.  It's a funny book.  Something was just a bit off with me, I think, while reading it.  Maybe some of the introspections were too close to home, or I felt distanced from the drug and hollywood culture.  I don't know.  It was good, but I could have stood smaller doses,  I guess.  My personality is too similar to the main character, if not my setting or circumstances.  Anyway, I think I could compare this to Bridget Jones' Diary, except darker, Hollywood, and on drugs.
Tags: addiction, contemporary, drugs, entertainment, fiction, humor, mental health, nyt bestseller

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