“Shockaholic” review-Carrie Fisher strikes gold again

Carrie Fisher’s “Shockaholic” is less about her ECT treatments (electro-convulsive shock therapy) and newly found slimness thanks to Jenny Craig, than a loving tribute to her father Eddie Fisher––one of the world’s most flamboyant and incorrigible bad boys.

Unlike Jennifer Grant, whose father Cary was “there for her” throughout her childhood, Carrie and her three siblings (a brother and two sisters) were pretty much abandoned by Eddie, and only in his final years were he and Carrie able to reconcile.

Fisher also discusses with her trademark frankness and wit, episodes involving such luminaries as Ted Kennedy, Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.  “Shockaholic” is highly entertaining and, in many ways, profound and insightful.

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