Appropriately titled 'Advice from the dark side'
Help us, Carrie Fisher, you’re our only hope.
On Friday, The Guardian debuted a new advice column from the Star Wars star in which she offers to give guidance to young people seeking help. The column, fittingly, is titled “Advice from the dark side.”
“I can’t help you with your homework; but I can tell you what I did if I’ve had an experience like yours,” Fisher writes. “Throw it at my wall and see what sticks. What you do with that info is up to you.”
Fisher has published several books including the novel Postcards From the Edge and her 2009 memoir Wishful Drinking, based on her one-woman play of the same name. And the actress is no stranger to baring all — she tells readers that in spite of “the drug addiction and celebration marriage and mental illness and divorce and shock treatment and heartbreak and motherhood … I’ve turned out to be (at close to 70) and kind of happy person (go figure!)”.
Fisher makes a final pitch to her readers that is nothing short of unapologetic and simultaneously charming:
Read Fisher’s full column and see how to submit questions for her over at The Guardian.