By Anna David
In Carrie Fisher’s iconic, hilarious autobiographical novel Postcards From The Edge, the lead character Suzanne struggles, while in rehab, to understand how someone who’s had to suffer could believe in God. A woman visiting from AA tells her that God only gives people what He believes they can handle, so anyone grappling with a heavy load should take it as a compliment.
The line is classic Fisher. It’s dark, but wryly amusing to the reader who understands that Suzanne, an addict, will take any compliment she can get.