Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures

Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and 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 Fis Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers backstage, into the intimate world of her career and fam...

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

Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures Reviews

  • Christina
    May 10, 2018
    I adored this book! I read it simultaneously in audio and print, so that after every chapter I listened to I could go look at the fantastic full color photos in the hardcover copy to put faces to the names she talked about. I've been a fan of Joely's for years, as well as the rest of h...
  • Fifi
    Dec 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.... ...
  • Nicole
    May 05, 2018
    I feel like this book was written for a variety of reasons and the style of this is not something to celebrate. As a fan of other Fisher writers, I was disappointed. ...
  • Laurel-Rain
    Aug 05, 2018
    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 Car...
  • Robin
    Aug 18, 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....
  • Lea  Bowski
    Jan 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 we...
  • Helen
    Feb 18, 2018
    Kind of funny she criticizes her father's book for misspelling her sister's name but yet her book has a typo/grammatical error on Page 30. Maybe she should curse out her editors for not catching the mistake like she complained about her father's book editors ...
  • Tracy Morton
    Jan 19, 2018
    At the start of this book I really second guessed whether I wanted to read this book. It seemed like it was just going to be a book of the author talking about how great she is. While there is a lot of that in the book there is also some great stories and she sure is honest! ...
  • Jan Daulton
    Dec 05, 2017
    This is an interesting read if you like Old Hollywood reads...Joley seems almost normal in a family that was anything but... ...
  • Terri
    Dec 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 ti...
  • Jessica
    Apr 28, 2018
    I'm not sure why people are slamming Joely based on Carrie's work. I enjoyed this book because you got to see the world for a minute through Joely Fisher's eyes. Yiu get to watch her find herself as a person outside of, and also including, her famous family's background. Brave to put h...
  • Katie
    Mar 13, 2018
    The intro is really bizarrely written, but it gets stronger from there. A lot of interesting thoughts about family, fame, and addiction, though a little uneven. ...
  • etherealfire
    Dec 16, 2017
    Library Hardcover ...
  • Colette
    Nov 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 ...
  • Carol N
    Dec 31, 2017
    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...
  • Lori
    Mar 02, 2018
    Joely Fisher writes a memoir of her life growing up as a Fisher. She is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens. She rarely saw her absent dad Eddie instead grew up with her mother Connie Stevens. Her mother is famous as well performing at places such as Los Vegas. She also wri...
  • Christine Jasica
    Jan 11, 2018
    This was a really good book. ...
  • Katee
    Apr 04, 2018
    I found it an interesting, easy read. I'll be honest, I wasn't very familiar with her work other than Ellen, and I remember her mom from 70s' talk shows. There were actually a couple of very insightful moments where I re-read lines. My main criticism is ironic, given that some o...
  • Jeanette
    Feb 05, 2018
    No rating. The Introduction nearly did me in, but then the first parts of the book proper didn't seem quite as stupefying so I continued for awhile. Eddie Fisher's mentality has always rather fascinated me. I don't know why, really. Except for the fact, maybe but not only, that he coul...
  • Mediaman
    May 31, 2018
    Joely Fisher is not normal. But she claims to be. She's a drug addict who defends her continued use and an upbringing where drugs were just sitting out for the taking. She's an alcoholic who claims to have her drinking under control though she won't give it up. She's sexually fluid, sa...
  • Jody Ogle schardin hallonquist
    Jan 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 bel...
  • Mary Sisney
    Feb 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...
  • Kate Loveton
    Feb 21, 2018
    I liked Joely Fisher on ELLEN. She is a fine comedic actress. She is not a writer. The book is disorganized, the tone of it cutesy and self involved. This is one autobiography I could have missed. 1.5 stars rounded up. ...
  • Kayo
    Jan 21, 2018
    Very interesting. ...
  • Kirk
    May 05, 2018
    Fasinating. Somewhat disjointed, jumps back and forth in time, otherwise a fasinating look inside a world few of us will ever know. ...
  • Marilyn
    Dec 07, 2017
    This was an amazing book full of stories about Connie Stevens, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and the whole extended family of Joely Fisher. I really enjoyed reading it. It was well written. ...
  • Dawn Kaestner
    Dec 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....
  • Wendy Evans
    Jan 22, 2018
    Not so much Not so much Carrie Fisher as she professes to be. Shallow writing from a person of little depth. Lots of attempts to name drop that are tone deaf. Feels like I just paid to read the diary of an entitled high school student. ...
  • Catherine E
    Mar 25, 2018
    Strong stories but difficult to read. Lots of half thoughts and way too many em dashes. Seems to think I already know most of her life story. Her strongest vignette is about the death of Carrie, but that might just be because I am still so heartbroken about it. ...
  • LAWonder10
    Aug 18, 2018
    This was an interesting account of Eddie Fisher's posterity. This mostly centers on His and Connie Stevens' children but the relationship of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fishers' kids are also brought into"play". Although Joely adds some humorous remarks occasionally, I didn't find mo...