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Like a kick in the gut - Si, and I like potatoes.
Like a kick in the gut
My current read is Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist, which came out in 2016, and has this passage:
I've told the story of getting cast as Princess Leia many times before -- in interviews, on horseback, and in cardiac units -- so if you've previously heard this story before, I apologize for requiring some of your coveted store of patience.

Damn, that "cardiac unit" comment feels like a kick to the gut.

As with any of Carrie's books (fiction or nonfiction), I do highly recommend it. The world's a lesser place without her

ETA: And there in the acknowledgements at the end:
For my mother -- for being too stubborn and thoughtful to die. I love you, but that whole emergency, almost dying thing, wasn't funny. Don't even THINK about doing it again in any form.
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cheshyre From: cheshyre Date: January 3rd, 2017 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm reading it too, and there are many such passages in the book.
From the chapter "Buns of Navarone":
The hairstyle that was chosen would impact how everyone—every filmgoing human—would envision me for the rest of my life. (And probably even beyond—it’s hard to imagine any TV obituary not using a photo of that cute little round-faced girl with goofy buns on either side of her inexperienced head.)
Still, I'm glad she gave us her account of her affair with Ford, rather than it being revealed without her perspective.
yendi From: yendi Date: January 3rd, 2017 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup -- and I love so much the story about her making Ford laugh. Said so much about her and why she was so wonderful.
cheshyre From: cheshyre Date: January 3rd, 2017 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I also realized how rare it is to read about this kind of celebrity relationship SOLELY from the woman's perspective. Seems like the man's POV usually dominates, and even when we get a woman's account, it's either he-said-she-said or simply as an adjunct to the man's version...
yendi From: yendi Date: January 3rd, 2017 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very true!
minkrose From: minkrose Date: January 3rd, 2017 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maddy got these on audiobook -- apparently Carrie reads them. I haven't had enough time to listen to stuff lately but I think that's how I want to experience these books.
yendi From: yendi Date: January 3rd, 2017 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nod* If I had more time for audiobooks, that would completely be my choice (and we do have the HBO performance of "Wishful Drinking," which I read last year, on the DVR right now).
malinaldarose From: malinaldarose Date: January 3rd, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just got this in the mail today. I also just finished Shockaholic in which she talks a little about what will be said of her after her death. Ouch.
yendi From: yendi Date: January 3rd, 2017 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oof. Yeah, I read that last year, and had forgotten that part.
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