Postcards From the Edge

Carrie Fisher

Once we first meet the extraordinary younger actress Suzanne Vale, she’s feeling like ‘one thing on the underside of somebody’s shoe, and never even somebody fascinating.’ Suzanne is within the harrowing and hilarious throes of drug rehabilitation, making an attempt to grasp what occurred to her life and the way she managed to land in a ‘drug hospital.’

Simply as Fisher’s first movie role-the precocious teenager in Shampoo-echoed her personal Beverly Hills upbringing, her first guide is ready inside the world she is aware of higher than anybody else: Hollywood. Extra of a fiction montage than a novel within the typical sense, this gorgeous literary debut chronicles Suzanne’s vivid, excruciatingly humorous experiences – from the clinic to her coming to phrases with life within the outdoors world. Conversations together with her psychiatrist ‘What worries me is, what if this man is de facto the one for me and I have never had sufficient remedy to be comfy with having discovered him?’; a high-concept, eighties-style affair ‘The one approach to change into intimate for me is repeated publicity. My path to intimacy is routine. I set up a sample with anyone after which I discover after they’re not there?’

Sparked by Suzanne’s and Carrie Fisher’s deliciously wry sense of the absurd, Postcards from the Edgeis greater than a guide about stardom and medicines. It’s a revealing take a look at the hazards – and delights – of all our addictions, from cash and success to intercourse and insecurity.