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  • Author:
    Carrie Fisher
  • ISBN:
    074352859X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743528597
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    Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (January 6, 2004)
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    Literary
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The Best Awful: A Novel is a fictionalized tale filled with some of the author’s own experiences. Well-written l novel with Carrie Fisher's signature wit and insight into the period in her life when she had a psychotic break.

The Best Awful: A Novel is a fictionalized tale filled with some of the author’s own experiences. As a result, we are gifted with an authentic journey through the meltdowns, the chaos, and life in a mental hospital. Fisher knows firsthand what her protagonist is going through, and we are rooting for Suzanne as she struggles. Her description of that period is a combination of frightening, sad, and (of course) funny.

Based on a truant's story, The Best Awful is Carrie Fisher's most powerful and revealing novel: hilarious, moving, and fully informed by the wisdom of a true survivor.

The Best Awful There Is (retitled The Best Awful as a paperback), is a 2004 novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher published in 2004. It is a sequel to her debut novel Postcards from the Edge. Like most of Fisher's books, this novel is l and fictionalizes events from her real life. The book features the protagonist character Suzanne Vale that first appeared in Postcards from the Edge.

The Best Awful: A Novel, Том 2. Carrie Fisher. This sequel to the bestselling Postcards from the Edge contains Carrie’s Fisher’s trademark intelligence and wit that brought Postcards to the Hollywood movie screen. When we left Suzanne Vale at the end of Carrie Fisher’s bestselling Postcards from the Edge, she had survived drug abuse, rehab, and Hollywood celebrity

PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of the Fall. Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher's New York Times-bestselling debut novel is an uproarious.

PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of the Fall. The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL 'I don't think you can even call this a drug.

Carrie Fisher's latest novel comes with a glowing endorsement from her New Best .

Carrie Fisher's latest novel comes with a glowing endorsement from her New Best Friend, Graham Norton. I'd been looking for a beautifully written, hilarious romp through mental illness," he writes, "and finally Carrie Fisher has come up trumps!" But don't let this put you off. The Best Awful, a follow-up to Fisher's acclaimed 1987 novel, Postcards from the Edge, does discuss mental illness. It's also very funny, in places. The book begins with Suzanne Vale, the loud-mouthed, messed-up actress heroine from Postcards, pondering a problem: "She'd had a child with someone who forgot to tell her he was gay. He forgot to tell her, and she forgot to notice.

The Best Awful : A Novel. I quite enjoyed this book. Carrie Fisher has a way of making the most unfunny things humorous. TheBoltChick, July 6, 2008. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. The Best Awful : A Novel. The Best Awful is by turns highly comic and darkly tragic, a roller-coaster ride through the dizzying highs and crushing lows of manic depression, delivered with fast and furious wit. Specifications. Simon & Schuster.

Carrie Fisher's The Best Awful returns Postcards from the Edge fans to the often hilarious, occasionally tragic, but always captivating world of Suzanne Vale, a. . Book in the Suzanne Vale Series).

Carrie Fisher's The Best Awful returns Postcards from the Edge fans to the often hilarious, occasionally tragic, but always captivating world of Suzanne Vale, .

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In a revealing, darkly humorous sequel to Postcards from the Edge, a woman struggles to cope with a descent into psychosis and to make her way through a challenging stay in a psychiatric institution to build a new life for herself. Read by Carrie Fisher. Simultaneous.

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When we left Suzanne Vale at the end of Carrie Fisher’s bestselling Postcards from the Edge, she had survived drug abuse, rehab, and Hollywood celebrity. The Best Awful takes Suzanne back to the edge with a new set of troubles—not the least of which is that her studio executive husband turned out to be gay and has left her for a man.

Lonely for a man herself, Suzanne decides that her medication is cramping her style, and she goes off her meds—with disastrous results. The “manic” side of the illness convinces her it would be a good idea to get a tattoo, cut off her hair, and head to Mexico with a burly ex-con and a stash of OxyContin. As she wakes up in Tijuana, the “depressive” side kicks in, leading Suzanne through a series of surreal psychotic episodes before landing her in a mental hospital. With the help of her movie star mom, a circle of friends, and even her ex-husband, she begins the long journey back to sanity.

My Thoughts: What I enjoy most about Suzanne Vale is her fierce desire to move beyond life’s disappointments. Certainly she finds herself up to her neck in alligators after the disappointment of her marriage. Even her joy at having her daughter Honey does not quite take the edge off of how much she hates being wrong about her ex-husband.

She has done pretty well at staying off the drugs, until…Yes, going off of the bipolar medication is a familiar tale for those with the illness. Life seems less wonderful when the journey turns flat and joyless.

How does Suzanne’s quest for a new man, while enjoying the ups and downs she experiences without the medications, turn into disaster? How does she find herself sliding down the surreal rabbit hole once again?

The Best Awful: A Novel is a fictionalized tale filled with some of the author’s own experiences. As a result, we are gifted with an authentic journey through the meltdowns, the chaos, and life in a mental hospital. Fisher knows firsthand what her protagonist is going through, and we are rooting for Suzanne as she struggles. I enjoyed this book, although it wasn’t my favorite from the author. 4.5 stars.
Mr.Champions
I really loved Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic, so I decided to get one of her novels. It was very different and not nearly as entertaining. It's more gritty and dark and not so much fun. She tries to write with humor wherever possible, but the facts of life for someone with bipolar disorder is really no picnic. I don't plan to read any more of her novels. but I am eagerly anticipating The Princess Diaries.
Purebinder
Great writing...about her life, in thin disguise...Very eventful and sad, yet a good show of womanly endurance in the face of stupid male rejection for reasons she can never fathom...sad in that respect...but beautiful writing...True to herself, her characters and sad.
DrayLOVE
Well-written semi-autobiographical novel with Carrie Fisher's signature wit and insight into the period in her life when she had a psychotic break. Her description of that period is a combination of frightening, sad, and (of course) funny. Very apt title!
Marilore
It was a really great read. Carrie Fisher did a wonderful job of portraying what it's like in the head of a bi-polar. She does it with grace, and so much humor.
Yadon
I just couldn't get into this novel which is unlike me when it comes to Carrie Fisher. Sad that I disliked it so much that I had to give up on reading it.
Malarad
Disarmingly honest, raw, painful. Yet, told in Ms. Fisher's trademark brilliant wit, she unwraps her story ever so carefully, keeping the reader absolutely transfixed on each and every word. You will laugh hysterically, wince uncomfortably, and inevitably cry at the unimaginable loss of this of this extraordinary woman.
Not my favorite Carrier Fisher book (God rest her.)