Carrie Fisher’s family have issued a statement distancing themselves from an upcoming book on the late actress, and warning fans before they may consider making the purchase of it.
The book in question by Sheila Weller, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge, is due to be published on November 12th by Sarah Crichton Books.
Bryan Lourd, CAA co-chairman, issued a statement on behalf of himself and his daughter, Billie, about author Sheila Weller’s Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge, which apparently discusses the Star Wars actress’ final hours before her untimely death in December 2016.
“A person named Sheila Weller has taken it upon herself to sell and write an unauthorized biography based on my daughter’s mother, Carrie Fisher,” said Lourd. “I do not know Ms. Weller. Billie does not know Ms. Weller. And, to my knowledge, Carrie did not know her.”
“For all the fans and friends of Carrie, I just thought it necessary that you know this information before you decided to purchase this book or consider what is being said in the upcoming press interviews Weller will do while trying to sell it,” Lourd’s statement continued. “To be clear I haven’t read the book. The only books about Carrie Fisher worth reading are the ones Carrie wrote herself. She perfectly told us everything we needed to know.”
As the publication has been developed without the families blessing, Fantha Tracks will not be carrying any details from the book or interviews stemming from its promotion.