Book Review: The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist is a book that I had requested to review before Carrie passed, but was not approved until after, which made reading it take on a whole different set of emotions for me.  This book is Carrie’s take on what happened while they were filming Star Wars.  I had never read any of Carrie’s other books, but I think I will go back now and read them because I love her writing style and she is hilarious! Her retelling of these stories is absolutely great and a lot of fun to read.  In addition to her recalling stories there are also excerpts from her actual diary from when they were filming.  She details about her affair with Harrison Ford and all sorts of other interactions she has had with fans at cons and the book just made me want to be her friend.  The book just makes it seem like she is in the room with you telling you these stories, not that you are writing a book.  Such a wonderful book.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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.  Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016.

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.

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