Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wishful Drinking

I just watched Carrie Fisher's one woman show, Wishful Drinking, on HBOGo.

She is a very engaging performer with a unique story to tell -- about her famous parents, her own fame and commodification, and her personal battles with addiction and mental illness.

She does it all with wry grace. I feel like I could listen to her for hours because she is so fascinating and down to earth.

The humor was okay. Not really laugh out loud funny, but engaging. With lots of great throwaway lines. For instance, on the demise of her relationship with Paul Simon: "Things were getting worse faster than we could lower our standards."

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