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Carrie Fisher, read by author. Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, four CDs, 4 hrs., $24.99 ISBN 978-0-7435-5026-0

Carrie Fisher regales listeners with her thoughts on self-destruction, death, and delirium in this follow-up to Postcards from the Edge, that covers everything from her relationships with her father and stepfather to her electroshock therapy and reaction to the death of Michael Jackson. Poignant and amusing at times, these stories benefit from Fisher’s narration, which—like her writing—communicates a willingness to not take herself entirely seriously and a recognition of the sober moments of life. Fisher’s tone, emphasis, and delivery match her text. Listeners will be able to hear both the smile in her voice during amusing moments and her genuine grief when discussing harder times. A fine performance and entertaining audio that listeners will certainly enjoy. A Simon & Schuster hardcover. (Nov.)