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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, especially to those who deal with depression like I do. Some of the things the main character thought, were scarily similar to mine even though I've never done drugs much less been confined in Rehab.
What other book might you compare Postcards from the Edge to and why?
None, really. I haven't read or listened to anything like this before. But, if we're going to include movies, this reminded me somewhat of Trainspotting. I don't know why, it just did.
Have you listened to any of Carrie Fisher’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This was the first audiobook I've listened to by Carrie Fisher. However, after this, I'm planning to get Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking next.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
There's already a film based on this book. I'm planning to watch it, too. But tag line? Maybe "A visa for happiness. A lifetime pass for sadness." since that was my favorite line in the book and the one I identified most with.
Any additional comments?
This was short, and I listened to it at work to drown out the annoying sounds of my co-workers. I loved how Carrie Fisher narrated the entire thing, and my favorite part was when Suzanne was in rehab and how she described and interacted with the other patients. Some parts of this book made me laugh because of Carrie's dry, sarcastic wit. Other parts made me unutterably sad and melancholy because it described a lot of the feelings and thoughts I've had over the years during my lowest points.
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Where does Postcards from the Edge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
up at the top for sure
What was one of the most memorable moments of Postcards from the Edge?
Which character – as performed by Carrie Fisher – was your favorite?
hard to pick - all so good
Who was the most memorable character of Postcards from the Edge and why?
I guess Carrie herself, how amazing to have survived all that and able to laugh at herself
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I loved this!
I found the writing witty and compelling and I kept rewinding in case I missed something because every line was creative and provocative and I didn't want to miss anything!
I loved the story and how the dark and serious subject matter was told with much unseriousness. Around every corner was a hidden giggle!
The palpable vulnerability and torment resonated with my inner dark side, but in a way that lightened it somehow.
I now feel like I did when Douglas Adams died.. That is, we are definitely lesser beings now without her words, ideas, and humour to uplift us.
I'll be reading anything else I can get my hands on!
Rest in peace, Carrie. Your voice lives on. Entertaining read, despite not being my usual.