Books: High Wired

For this novel, Carrie Fisher really went crazy

There's a point in this headlong novel at which Suzanne Vale (read author Carrie Fisher) finally somersaults into the Mount Doom of her dilemmas. This is not long after she realizes at last that going off the medication for her manic depression was a mistake. For one thing, that was what let her shoot at top speed, flinging one-liners all the way, to that place in her head where it seemed like a simply terrific idea--terrific!--to get a tattoo, cut off her hair and convert to Judaism, preferably Orthodox, though not before heading to Mexico with that muscular ex-con from the...

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