What if people looked to Princess Leia for advice on their daily struggles?
Well now, Entertainment Weekly reports that the dream nobody really had will nonetheless become a reality when Carrie Fisher starts her very own advice column! What could it possible be called, you may ask? “Advice from the dark side.”
The Star Wars icon 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. So it goes without saying that she’s no stranger to putting herself out in the world and laying her life bare for public consumption. It’s a fantastic idea.
“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.
So then either judge me, or disagree with me, or tell me I’m fat and don’t look good for my age (your words not mine) or find some solace and inspiration. If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true and that’s unacceptable. Tell me your story, I’ll tell you mine. We’ll meet at the pub and get back into the swing. What have you got to lose? Time mostly (which is a human construct), but you’ll have an anecdote and advice in exchange – who could ask for anything more?”
You can curl up with a cup of tea and read Fisher’s full column over at The Guardian. You can also submit questions for her.
Are you ready for Carrie Fisher to instruct you on your journey? Let me know what you think in the comments below!