The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Book - 2016
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In 1976, Carrie Fisher was a teenager filming a movie, with an all-consuming crush on her costar. And it just happened to become one of the most famous films of all time - the first Star wars movie. When she recently discovered the journals she had kept, she found them full of plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivete, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. In revisiting her diaries, Fisher ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty.
Publisher: London :, Bantam Press,, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 FIS
Characteristics: 257 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,23 cm.


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MomoT May 14, 2017

The late, great Carrie Fisher was promoting her revealing memoir of her time making Star Wars when she died. It is rendered more poignant since her passing and it's a tough read in places. So much wit and angst and HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HARRISON FORD, OMG.

Moata's pick - Seering honesty, razor-sharp wit, and some truly cringe-making teenage poetry make this an excellent read, but for fans it has an added poignancy due to Fisher's passing late last year. I loved it (and her) and didn't want it to end.

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