The first thing that struck me about this book was how Carrie keeps mentioning that she can now talk about secrets as it's been 40 years since Star Wars. Holy Cow?! Make me feel my age.
I generally don't read memoirs, but come on, who can resist a telling of an affair with Harrison Ford? I sure can't. I first read a small excerpt in Entertainment Weekly, hoping to get some smut, but was instantly entertained by Carrie's style of writing. Introspective and witty, filled with bold statements followed by sly slips of the tongue that you had to concentrate on to catch. She really is an amusing writer. I immediately requested the book for review.
This book centers around the first Star Wars movie and Carrie's rise as an actress. A large part of the book is aimed at Harrison Ford. Nothing too damning in these pages to anyone, just descriptions of a time and place... and a young girl trying to find her way in the world.
In between the telling of the stories, Carrie has allowed actual journal pages to be recreated in the book, giving glimpses into her true thoughts during this time period.
An interesting book, perfect for memoir lovers, and of course fans of the movies and characters of Star Wars. How much of it is real and how much is imagined or stretched, I'm sure we'll never know, but it does make for a good read.
The Princess Diarist
Blue Rider Press
November 22, 2016
Click HERE to read an excerpt
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 teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.
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.
|All Photos - excerpts from Novel|
|Example of Diary Pages in Novel|