Actress Carrie Fisher, the mastermind behind Wishful Drinking (the book) and “Wishful Drinking” (the production) and the newest celebrity spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, recently sat down with Entertainment Tonight to talk about why she decided to lose weight with Jenny Craig, mental illness (and in particular, Bipolar Disorder), and her new book Shockaholic.
Shockaholic, due out November 2011, leads us to believe we’ll learn a lot about the electroconvulsive therapy Fisher receives about every six weeks.
Even without Wishful Drinking, Fisher’s highs and lows have been pretty public. From mental illness and substance abuse problems to her significant weight gain, Fisher has candidly discussed the good, the bad, and the ugly.
But why? Why be so open with your problems? Why make your personal struggles someone else’s entertainment?
Well, according to Fisher: