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Postcards From the Edge

It’s an all-out Carrie Fisher love fest talking about her 1987 first novel and the 1990 movie she herself adapted



The much beloved and missed Carrie Fisher won a Grammy Award this year for her audiobook The Princess Diarist so the Margos decided to replay one of their favorite episodes. Postcards From the Edge is Fisher’s first novel and the 1990 Meryl Streep/Shirley MacLaine movie are the perfect antidotes to the “I miss Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds” blues.


In this show they discuss:

  • The interesting background of Carrie and her relationship with her famous mother.
  • How she switched from her acting career to focus on writing hit novels and some of the funniest screenplays you never knew she helped out with her rapier wit.
  • The differences between the novel and the film
  • The pairing of Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine
  • How the topic of drugs is handled by the book and film
  • The fabulous singing by the leads
  • Fisher Stevens’ career & documentary
  • How much we will miss them!

Audio clips:

  • Carrie Fisher reads from Postcards from the Edge
  • Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep scene “It twirled!!!”
  • Shirley MacLaine sings I’m Still Here
  • Meryl Streep sings “I’m Checkin’ Out
  • Star Wars Theme


(Many thanks for the promo from Chris & Sonya of The Dorking Out Show)

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