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Though forever linked with the feisty, self-possessed Princess Leia and with her mother Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher was, as Josh Rottenberg said in the Los Angeles Times, "famous and beloved for simply being herself: an author, actor, activist and personality, armed with acerbic comic flair and an admirable, if occasionally unnerving, tendency to tell the truth." Sheila Weller (known for her group portraits of women like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon in Girls Like Us) gives us Fisher as an utterly unique, unfailingly honest and loving woman, one who was a modern heroine for generations of women and who almost singlehandedly removed the stigma of bipolar disorder.
"Fisher lived a lot, and that is felt in page after page…. It's moving, truthful and a fitting tribute to its subject and to her unflappable courage and transparency. Reading Weller's portrait of Fisher, you will miss her, deeply."—BookPage