The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fishers 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 preservedplaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivet, 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 Fishers intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all timeand 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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The Princess Diarist Reviews
Hearing ANYTHING about Star Wars from Carrie was so wonderful. The overall writing is a bit hard to get through at times, but her voice really came through. And it was all sorts of emotional to hear her make so many references to "after her death."
So I really did enjoy hearing her thoughts, but didn't expect so much of the focus to be around her affair with Harrison. She basically recounts everything that happened from her perspective and includes journal entries from while they were filming the ...more
I'm not usually one to read memoirs or even a slice of a tiny and specific autobiography like this, but I was tempted both because of my sadness for her death and the fact that it was nominated for the Hugos this year.
That being said, I wasn't prepared for how much I enjoyed her quirky and excellent and witty writing, her unabashedly honest reveal about her on-set fling with Harrison Ford, or the nearly unbearably sweet and conflicted original diary, itself.
Don't go into this expecting a behind ...more
“If anyone reads this when I have passed to the big bad beyond I shall be posthumously embarrassed. I shall spend my entire afterlife blushing.”Didn't we all feel this way about our diaries as hyper-dramatic, brooding adolescents, at the mercy of our raging hormones and our short-circuiting ever expanding neural pathways and vivid imaginations? Sure we did, those of us who bothered to "write it all out and down" (which I think tends to be more of a female act of expression, than male -- but I c ...more
I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.
I put off reading this for about a year, because I am unsure about celebrity memoirs. Of course, I was pleasantly surprised by The Princess Diarist, an audio collab read by Fisher with diary excerpts by daughter Billie Lourd. Fisher possessed great skills of observation and is refreshingly witty. Even as a teenager, Carrie was aware of inequities in her role in Star Wars as compared to her male costars:
The crew was mostly me ...more
Well, I think this is going to be an unpopular opinion but although I read this book quickly I just could not get into it. Admittedly I was after a "behind the scenes of Star Wars" Carrie Fisher and with that in mind, I was way off the mark here.
This is Carrie's last written word before her sad passing - I am sure we all agree that the world lost a beautiful woman and a great talent on that day. What started out in the right direction for me soon became a laborious read. Carrie introduces us to ...more
Take a highly intelligent, anxiety prone girl, mix in the life changing, world wide phenomena that is Star Wars, and add a dash of handsome, introverted, and married leading man and you have: The Princess Diarist.
This is not really about Star Wars as much as it is about obsession and Carrie trying to figure out who she is. Though there are some tidbits sprinkled throughout: "And as much as I may have joked about Star Wars over the years, I liked that I was in those films. Particularly as the onl ...more
Shortly before she died, Carrie Fisher discovered a collection of journals she'd written in 1976 while filming the first Star Wars movie. In The Princess Diarist, Fisher's 1976 journal entries are revealed, giving readers a private look at a confident, successful celebrity when she was just a naive, vulnerable young woman on the brink of stardom.
Perhaps this was a personal oversight, but the book jacket feels unintentionally misleading. It purports to offer a look at what happened on the set of ...more
I remember when I found out how young Carrie Fisher was when she was cast as Princess Leia (barely nineteen!) I wondered what it would be like to have your first real job be Princess Leia.
Well, kids, wonder no more! Here are her memories, her musings, and even her crappy teenage poetry about getting cast, meeting the cast, getting her buns on, and how being Princess Leia changed her life. The writing is wry and much more coy than I thought it would be, but it was a very interesting glimpse into ...more