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The Resource Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge, Sheila Weller

Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge, Sheila Weller

Label
Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge
Title
Carrie Fisher
Title remainder
a life on the edge
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Weller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Weller traces Carrie Fisher's life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. We follow Fisher's acting career, from her debut in Shampoo to the role in Star Wars which catapulted her to instant fame. We explore her complex relationships with singer/composer Paul Simon and with talent agent Bryan Lourd, as well as her leap from actress to bestselling author. Fisher lived with serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Despite crises and overdoses, her work as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess, and a friend create a portrayal of a woman who was a feminist heroine. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weller, Sheila
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.F495
LC item number
W45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fisher, Carrie
  • Actors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / General
  • Fisher, Carrie
  • Actors
  • United States
Label
Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge, Sheila Weller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: famous for simply being herself -- Hollywood baby -- A complicated childhood -- From Broadway to Beatty to Britain -- Princess Leia becomes the toast of young New York -- The fabulous life of the girl in the metal bikini -- "She burned like a bride" -- A writer who acts -- "When I love, I love for miles" -- "I am mentally ill. I can say that" -- The warrior in the war zone -- Working through anything -- A year from hell, a year of final kindness
Control code
on1082542167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374282233
Lccn
2019021323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1082542167
Label
Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge, Sheila Weller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: famous for simply being herself -- Hollywood baby -- A complicated childhood -- From Broadway to Beatty to Britain -- Princess Leia becomes the toast of young New York -- The fabulous life of the girl in the metal bikini -- "She burned like a bride" -- A writer who acts -- "When I love, I love for miles" -- "I am mentally ill. I can say that" -- The warrior in the war zone -- Working through anything -- A year from hell, a year of final kindness
Control code
on1082542167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374282233
Lccn
2019021323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1082542167

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