First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea.  This week I’m reading Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher.


Brother Thomas,

postcardsfromtheedgeYou know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn’t call for it? Well, I finally found a place where my struggling fits right in: the sunny Middle East. Brooding and moping doesn’t seem overdramatic in Israel or Egypt or Turkey. Today I stood in a recently bombed-out train station. I looked at the charred, twisted metal and I thought, “Finally my outsides match my insides.” Maybe I should take a tour of the world’s trouble spots and really relax. See you soon.


Sister Suzanne

teaser-tuesdaysTeaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia of  The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!  So, from the same novel:

Day Three:  All of the therapists here seem to be former addicts. They have this air of expertise. p.10

Tell us what you think.  Would you keep reading?  Have you read any of Carrie Fisher‘s books?  This is the first of hers I’ve read and I’m sorry I waited so long to read her.  Leave a comment with a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday post.  Thanks for stopping by.

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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14 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I would like to read this. The opening really moved me. Thank you for sharing!


  2. Kym Thorpe says:

    I haven’t read any Carrie Fisher, but this one has been on my list. Looks good!


  3. I wasn’t aware that Carrie Fisher wrote books, but the first paragraph tells me she was quite good at it, I will have to give this a try.


  4. sjhigbee says:

    The writing is great – I’ve heard a lot about this book and now I see why. Are you enjoying this one? This is my TT –


  5. I have never read this book but have heard it is great from a couple of people I know who’ve read it. It seems she definitely had the gift of the pen and to write of something so personal… I hope you enjoy it.

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  6. Kay says:

    I have not read any of Carrie Fisher’s books, but may try one at some point. I was a big fan of hers in movies. Also her mother. So sad they are now both gone.

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  7. I saw the movie (starring Meryl Streep) many years ago, but I’m sure the book is better. I’ll definitely read this (and the sequel).
    My Tuesday post features THE SEA BETWEEN.


    • mysm2000 says:

      I knew there was a movie but I never saw it, so can’t compare. But after I’ve read the book, I might watch the movie just to see. I enjoyed your post today — Australia has always had a pull for me although I’m not sure why. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I loved this book, and recently bought the sequel to it: The Best Awful. I didn’t know there was a sequel, so I’m excited to see what happens to Suzanne in that book.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  9. Beth F says:

    I really liked Postcards from the Edge — hope you like it too.


    • mysm2000 says:

      Thanks, Beth. I’m rather annoyed with myself that I didn’t read anything of Fisher’s before her death. I like what I’ve read so far. I like her candour and the humour with which she deals with her own life’s problems. Thanks for stopping by.


  10. Diane D says:

    Oh yes, I’d love to read more. I hope that you are enjoying this one.


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