The Princess Diarist is a memoir of how one role came to dominate Carrie Fisher’s career and her life. After briefly sketching her half-hearted entrance into the world of show business, Fisher details the casting process that lead to her becoming the iconic Leia Organa. She also spills the details of an on-set romance before finally going into her uneasiness with all the trappings of fame. This is the first book of Fisher’s I’ve read. She has a strong reputation on the basis of her […]
I see why this book is so much lower rated than her other two memoirs. It’s kind of scattered, and half of it is devoted to her affair with Harrison Ford, which isn’t told in a juicy manner but in a self-reflecting one, and the diaries that detailed her experience of that affair. I get why she wanted to tell this story herself; she wanted to control the narrative. It’s just . . . not super fun to read about. My favorite parts of this […]
3.5 stars On the 27th of December 2016, Carrie Frances Fisher, probably best known worldwide as the actress who portrayed Princess Leia Organa in six Star Wars movies died of heart failure. I bought this audiobook on the same day in honour of her memory, but haven’t really felt up to listening to it before now. Carrie Fisher is probably the celebrity whose death has hit me the hardest. Heath Ledger, Alan Rickman, and David Bowie all upset me, but with Carrie Fisher, I felt genuine and […]
I didn’t grow up as a Star Wars fan. In fact, I didn’t see the original trilogy until I was an adult. Therefore I don’t have the same emotional connection to the movies or their actors in the way that hardcore fans do. However, all of the hoopla surrounding the end of the Skywalker story has gotten me more interested in the whole Star Wars universe (pun???). Carrie Fisher’s audiobook version of The Princess Diarist accompanied me through all of my holiday travels and shopping. […]
A HUGE thank you to Caitlin for my incredible Book Exchange gifts! These books are such a good representation of me in this moment. The interactive Jenny Lawson book, the next Amanda Lovelace collection (my favorite contemporary poet) and one of Carrie Fisher’s incredible books – just in time for the final Skywalker Saga Star Wars film! I can’t wait to get reading on all of these. Happy holidays, y’all!
I’m not totally sure why I picked this book, I didn’t watch the Star Wars movies until I was in college, and as such, they never caught fire for me. I enjoy watching them with my 9 year old kid, because they bring him joy, but I’m Luke warm over them (my phone capitalized the “luke” so I didn’t set out to make a pun, but here we are). I was browsing audio books from my library and I wanted a light read. This book […]