Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures by Joely Fisher

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Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures Read Online Free - Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers backstage, into the intimate world of her career and family with this touching, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer in her.

Growing up in an iconic Hollywood Dynasty, Joely Fisher knew a show business career was her destiny. The product of world-famous crooner Eddie Fisher and ’60s sex kitten Connie Stevens, she struggled with her own identity and place in the world on the way to a decades-long career as an acclaimed actress, singer, and director.

Now, Joely shares her unconventional coming of age and stories of the family members and co-stars dearest to her heart, while stripping bare her own misadventures. In Growing Up Fisher, she recalls the beautifully bizarre twist of fate by which she spent a good part of her childhood next door to Debbie Reynolds. 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 speaks frankly about how the loss of her sister Carrie Fisher became a source of artistic inspiration.

Fisher’s memoir, with never-before-seen photos, will break and warm your heart.

Title : Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures
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ISBN : 0062695533
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Dawn rated it ★★★☆☆

December 06, 2017

I have always liked Joely's work and this was a decent autobiography however, I almost wish I hadn't read it. I thought she came across as a whiny, narcissistic, over-spender whose goal is to live off the connection to her more famous relatives. The "poor me" vibe was annoying at best.

Robin rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 26, 2017

Way too scattered for me. There was no rhyme or reason to the progression of chapters/section/musings and I ended up reading bits and pieces. And I'm really sorry as I've been looking forward to this since I heard about it last summer. Guess I prefer my memoirs to a little more linear.

Kayo rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2018

Very interesting.

Fifi rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 02, 2017

Not enough The book was an ode to Carrie, but it told me nothing new. I was surprised at how Connie Stevens was portrayed. You know she loved her but....

Lea rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 11, 2018

It was okay. There’s some interesting family history here, and she does have a fascinating family, but the writing is pretty scattered and unorganized. One moment she’s sharing a memory from when she was 5 years old and the next she’s talking about something that happened last week and there’s no...

Colette rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2017

She's no Carrie, that's for sure. You can tell she tries to be a clever wordsmith like her sister but it comes off as phony at times...trying to hard and just not authentic. Her politics are annoying and she's just like all those other Hollywood types...nothing original about her. I mean nothing....

Terri rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2017

This was an interesting look into the lives of the "rich" and famous. Joely Fisher is the daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher. Therefore, she is the half sister of Carrie Fisher. She lived next door to Carrie,Todd and Debbie Reynolds Fisher. She was in show business from the time she was...

Jody rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 06, 2018

Found the book interesting in learning more about Connie Stevens. However , Joely isn't Carrie and she tries awfully hard to be in this book. Starting a book out with f'ing this and that to me is not a quality author. She constantly is writing about being broke and needing money. I believe this b...

Carol rated it ★★★☆☆

January 02, 2018

Joely Fisher writes a candid and humorous, book recalling her memories and musings from having experience a life in the “Fisher” spotlight. She has the ability to arouse deep rooted emotional response from her readers. I definitely connected with her as she took me on her painfully honest life’s...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

February 01, 2018

Like her half-sister Carrie, Joely is a gifted writer and entertaining personality. And like the late Carrie was, she's a hot mess, but I appreciate that she is self-aware and doesn't mind discussing her flaws as well as her strengths. I've read almost all of the books written by Joely's extended...

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