People: Jul. 20, 1987

At 19 she raised eyebrows by propositioning Warren Beatty onscreen in Shampoo. At 21 she took her career cosmic by playing Princess Leia in Star Wars. Now Carrie Fisher, 30, is making waves again as a first-time novelist. Postcards from the Edge (Simon & Schuster; $15.95), due in bookstores next month, is a dark comedy about a troubled young actress named Suzanne Vale. Overwhelmed by money, men and success, Suzanne ends up in a drug- rehabilitation clinic feeling like "something on the bottom of someone's shoe, and not even someone interesting." Fisher, who is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie...

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