Book Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Do not let what you think they think of you make you stop and question everything you are

I was looking into reading something different than fantasy when my eye fell on The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. I enjoyed it very much and made me curious read more autobiography by others I look up to.

Book Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher


Title & Author: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Genre: Autobiography, Nonfiction
Release Date: October 18 2016
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Blue Rider Press


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.

I give The Princess Diarist four out of five hearts. I think the book is written very funny and makes you look with different eyes on Star Wars. I enjoyed the movies years ago for the first time and am still enjoying them every other year. The book feels like Carrie Fisher finally wanted to open up on some things around her life and Star Wars.

I listened to the audiobook and it is narrated by Carrie herself and her daughter Billie Lourd. I saw Billie Lourd the first time in Scream Queens and did not really like her voice. I love Carrie’s though.

The novel is a great book and there are no parts that I think should not have been told. The only pieces I did not like that much was from the actual diaries by Carry Fisher and read by Billie. I do not know what it was exactly, maybe it was both Billie’s voice and the piece itself.

Overall I enjoyed The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher a lot, just about one third of it was read by Billie Lourd and I just did not like it. Doesn’t mean it was bad, I just did not enjoy it.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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