Growing up Fisher: musings, memories & misadventures
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.
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|Grouping Title||growing up fisher musings memories and misadventures|
|Grouping Author||joely fisher|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-12-04 11:38:52AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-12-04 11:39:36AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780062695536|
|author||Fisher, Joely, 1967-|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
Online Hoopla Collection
|display_description||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.|
|local_callnumber_addison||BIO 791.43 FISHER J.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|subject_facet||Actors -- United States -- Biography|
Actresses -- United States -- Biography
Children of celebrities -- United States -- Biography
Fisher, Joely, -- 1967-
|title_display||Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures|
|title_full||Growing up Fisher : musings, memories & misadventures [electronic resource] / Joely Fisher|
Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures / Joely Fisher
|title_short||Growing up Fisher|
|title_sub||musings, memories & misadventures|
Children of celebrities