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Considering Carrie Fisher: Village author talks on her new book on Hollywood icon

Greenwich Village author Sheila Weller will describe the detective work she undertook to write her just-released book “Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge,” in a free talk at the Jefferson Market Library on Sat., Nov. 23, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weller will be in conversation with screenwriter Amy Ferris (known for her satirical memoir “Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis”) as they explore the emotional issues that shaped the unseen Carrie Fisher and the iconic actress/author’s roller-coaster life.

Fisher was born a daughter of Hollywood royalty and became a princess (Leia of “Star Wars” fame) on screen. But her personal story draws on an all-too-common midlife depression masked by dazzling wit, a mix familiar to many, a mix that ultimately led Fisher to advocate for mental health awareness.

Questions welcome!  Books will be available for sale.

Presented in the first-floor Willa Cather Room at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Ave., between W. 10th and Christopher Sts.

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