Monday, May 14, 2018

The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher, 257 pages

In her final memoir, Carrie Fisher looks back on her life as Princess Leia, from those first days being cast in that little-known space fantasy, Star Wars, to her more recent time spent at  lap dances — her term for the autographs-for-cash tables at comic cons. Along the way, she muses on her short affair with Harrison Ford during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, and shares some of her journal entries from that time. I can't say I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but I always appreciated Fisher's candor when it came to discussing her life in her other books (particularly Wishful Drinking). I very much enjoyed her reflections here, and especially enjoyed the audiobook, which Fisher read herself not long before she died. A great celebrity memoir.

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