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Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures, Joely Fisher

Label
Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures
Title
Growing up Fisher
Title remainder
musings, memories, and misadventures
Statement of responsibility
Joely Fisher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A memoir by the half-sister of the late Carrie Fisher describes their upbringing in Hollywood, her personal struggles with identity, her experiences as a mother to five children, and how she became motivated to pursue a creative life in the wake of Carrie's death
  • "Actress, director, and entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers behind the curtain and into the intimate world of her career and family with this hilarious, irreverent, heartfelt memoir filled with candid and sometimes painful stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her sister and unlikely hero, Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer in her. Growing up in an iconic Hollywood dynasty, no stranger to the seesaw of highs and lows (and getting high) intrinsic to fame, Joely was always destined for a career in show business. The product of world-famous crooner and playboy Eddie Fisher and '60s sex kitten turned skin care maven Connie Stevens, she struggled with her own identity and bore the sting of inevitable missteps and setbacks on the path to establishing herself as an acclaimed actress, singer, and director in her own right. Now Joely shares stories of her unconventional coming-of-age and of the family members dearest to her heart, never shying away from the darker moments as she strips bare the misadventures of her life. In Growing Up Fisher, she tells of her childhood years living next door to Debbie Reynolds, life on the road as part of her mother's stage show, and the colorful cast of characters that became part of her de facto extended tribe. She speaks frankly about the realities of Hollywood--the fame and fortune, the constant scrutiny. Throughout, she celebrates the anomaly of a two-decade marriage in the entertainment industry, and the joys and challenges of parenting five children, while dishing on what it takes to survive and thrive in the unrelenting glow of celebrity. She opens up about the heartbreak of losing family members and the indomitable Fisher spirit that has kept her soldiering on through tough times and celebrated victories. Joely's memoir, with never-before-seen photos, will break and warm your heart and, in true Fisher fashion, keep you laughing through the pain."--Dust jacket flaps
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CPG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Joely
Dewey number
791.4302/8092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.F496
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fisher, Joely
  • Actors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
Label
Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures, Joely Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road is my middle name -- The fishbowl -- Hail Connie full of grace -- Oh my papa -- Les animaux: it's a zoo in here -- Mother...daughter...sister...Fisher -- 243 Delfern -- Always a soubrette, never an ingénue -- I'm not a lesbian...but I play with one on TV -- The courtship of Eddie's daughter -- The apple doesn't fall apart very far from the tree -- Leading lady plays house -- Blind trust -- Come fly with me -- #CarrieOn -- Home -- After thoughts
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
308 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062695536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1010976438
  • 1664934
  • (OCoLC)on1010976438
  • 1664934
Label
Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures, Joely Fisher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road is my middle name -- The fishbowl -- Hail Connie full of grace -- Oh my papa -- Les animaux: it's a zoo in here -- Mother...daughter...sister...Fisher -- 243 Delfern -- Always a soubrette, never an ingénue -- I'm not a lesbian...but I play with one on TV -- The courtship of Eddie's daughter -- The apple doesn't fall apart very far from the tree -- Leading lady plays house -- Blind trust -- Come fly with me -- #CarrieOn -- Home -- After thoughts
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
308 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062695536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1010976438
  • 1664934
  • (OCoLC)on1010976438
  • 1664934

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