Even though I am not officially participating in Nonfiction November, I already have many books from that category, and I’ve been eagerly adding to that stack.
On November 12, I’ll be receiving my pre-ordered copy of Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge, by Sheila Weller.
Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher’s life, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge is an empathic and even-handed portrayal of a woman who―as Princess Leia, but mostly as herself―was a feminist heroine, one who died at a time when we need her blazing, healing honesty more than ever.
This morning I read a review of the upcoming release that reminded me of how much I miss this iconic writer/actor/spokesperson.
I have read her books, watched her one-woman show Wishful Drinking, and seen some of the documentaries released since her death. She and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, were jointly and singularly impressive. I love that they lived on the same property, with their issues overwhelmed by their mutual adoration.
Do you love nonfiction, even when it is not November? Which books are your favorites? For me, memoirs of impressive celebrities/authors are at the top of the list.