CARRIE FISHER: A Spy In Her Own House

Author, actress, screenwriter and purveyor of a warm wacky wisdom, CARRIE FISHER has achieved a new renown and yes, some peace too

Recently, a young actor at a party complimented actress turned novelist- screenwriter Carrie Fisher on her career transition, saying, "Gee, it must be great now that you are a writer. Now you get to call the shots."

"Not really," she replied, "but at least I get to fill some of the syringes."

These days Ms. Fisher is needling the world with several potent concoctions. A movie adaptation of her best-selling snort-and-chortle novel, Postcards from the Edge, has opened big. It features Fisher's screenplay directed by Mike Nichols, with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine as the star-worn daughter and mother. There is...

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