The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher
Author: Carrie Fisher
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Description: 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. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: I quite liked the book. It was a fairly quick read, but also informative. I generally don't read celebrity memoirs but due to the publicity that the book got this past fall and the author's death this past December, I felt the need to read the book. She clearly was a very good writer and with help from an editor, it became a well-received book. I haven't read her other books, but clearly she had a talent for the written word.
Bottom line: If you enjoy reading celebrity memoirs, I would definitely recommend the book to you, if you haven't already. If you haven't, you might enjoy this one. Recommended.