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...

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Title:Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures
Author:Joely Fisher
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Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures Reviews

  • Kayo

    Very interesting.

  • Colette

    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.

    I was interested in certain aspects about her family dynamics though (like the relationship between her mom and Debbie Reynolds for example.) I did find her relationship with her Dad a bit odd though. T

    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.

    I was interested in certain aspects about her family dynamics though (like the relationship between her mom and Debbie Reynolds for example.) I did find her relationship with her Dad a bit odd though. That's all I'll say about that.

    I do feel for her. Losing a sister is hard.

    This was just ok for me. 2 1/2 stars rounded up to 3.

  • Dawn Kaestner

    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.

  • Terri

    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 young. She shares many stories about the families, the people she met and her career. It wasn't a surprise to hear that drugs and alcohol played a big part of all of their lives.

    I was sad to hear that h

    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 young. She shares many stories about the families, the people she met and her career. It wasn't a surprise to hear that drugs and alcohol played a big part of all of their lives.

    I was sad to hear that her mother, Connie Stevens, is not doing well. Money came and went and now they all struggle to stay together.

  • Robin

    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.

  • Fifi

    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....

  • Jody Ogle schardin hallonquist

    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 book is just another way to try and earn a buck. You know to pay the baby nurse, mortgages, Maserati, and blah blah blah. Carrie was a true creative author. If she used the f word you either split a gut l

    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 book is just another way to try and earn a buck. You know to pay the baby nurse, mortgages, Maserati, and blah blah blah. Carrie was a true creative author. If she used the f word you either split a gut laughing or were like " well no kidding". Comedians will use it for the lack of creativity and it's true for this book also.

  • Lea  Bowski

    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 seeming connection.

    The dedication and stuff about Carrie is interesting but nothing that wasn’t already known. She doesn’t seem to have Carrie’s way with words but then who does?!

    I get the impression th

    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 seeming connection.

    The dedication and stuff about Carrie is interesting but nothing that wasn’t already known. She doesn’t seem to have Carrie’s way with words but then who does?!

    I get the impression there was some catty-ness between Connie Stevens and Debbie Reynolds despite the fact they were friends. I was disappointed to read that but then it’s hard to tell if it was genuine or simply Joely’s perspective.

    The most interesting part for me is when she talked about her time on the Ellen show.

  • Jeanette

    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 could have thought that Liz would be a permanent thing in any measure of redefining permanent. So I wanted to read about his daughter. Connie Stevens was interesting too. Why did she settle?

    Regardless, this book in wri

    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 could have thought that Liz would be a permanent thing in any measure of redefining permanent. So I wanted to read about his daughter. Connie Stevens was interesting too. Why did she settle?

    Regardless, this book in writing style and language use and cognition, all three! I couldn't take any more after less than 100 pages. Don't bother. She certainly can't write despite being as screwed up as Carrie admitted she was. But Carrie could express it clearly without being a twit in doing so.

    Forgive me. I don't know why I bothered to pick this one up on impulse. My fault, I should have read the intro and at least a part of the middle before checking it out.

    DNF- dropped way before the 1/2.

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