Friday, April 28, 2017

Book Review: The Princess Diarest

TITLE: The Princess Diarest
AUTHOR: Carrie Fisher
PUBLISHED: October 2016
CATEGORY: Non-Fiction
GENRE: Memoirs
PREMISE: Carrie Fisher talks about her time on the set of the first Star Wars movie.
MY REVIEW: This review comes with a lot of sadness as we lost Carrie Fisher at the end of last year. I've always been a fan of hers, even before I read her awesome book, Wishful Drinking awhile back. So reading this was a weird mix of delightful (because Carrie was a hilarious writer) and sad because of her death.
If you are an uber Star Wars fan looking for new secrets about the won't really find new details here. The thing about her affair with Harrison Ford I believe has been known for awhile. This just gives more detail into what exactly happened and we get a peek into what life was like on set from her perspective. There's even some peeks into her journal from back then, hence the title.
If you were a fan of Wishful Drinking or any of her other memoirs, this is just as delightful as those. It just comes with a touch of bittersweetness now. Carrie Fisher, you will be missed.
WHO SHOULD READ: Carrie Fisher fans, Star Wars fans, fans of memoirs
MY RATING: Four out of Five bittersweet feelings

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