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Author: Carrie Fisher
Reading Date: November 22 to 24, 2016
Book Summary: The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.
When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a (sort-of) regular teenager.
With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes. And today, as she reprises her most iconic role for the latest Star Wars trilogy, Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.
Book Review: Real Rating: 3.5
This was the first book I have read from Carrie Fisher. I had never read of any of her other books but I had heard that many of her books were humorous and worth the read. This one drew my curiosity more when I learned that this book would contain information on her affair with Harrison Ford.
I was a bit disappointed.
She admits that because of all the pot smoking she did pretty much obscured her memories so the only thing she has to connect the dots with are the diaries she kept while having her weekend affair with Harrison Ford.
Yet, there are no major mentions of her working with Mark Hamill and what it had been like to be on the set of Star Wars.
But I do suppose smoking pot does cloud one's memories and thus you only have your diaries to fall back on. I just wish there had been more stuff from the Star Wars set. I don't expect scandal or gossip, just what it had been like to be there.
Maybe I need to read her other books.