The Princess Diarist
by Carrie Fisher
narrated by Carrie Fisher
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They say never meet your heroes, and apparently that goes for memoirs too…
Don’t get me wrong. I still think Carrie Fisher is an amazing lady, and I found out she is really funny, but this book definitely popped my “perfect Star Wars world” bubble.
I knew Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford had a dalliance on set, but I didn’t know the details. I had romanticized it and was in love with the thought of them together. I was super excited to find out how it really went down. I don’t want to ruin anything for you, so I will just say I liked the story in my head much much better than reality.
And it wasn’t just their relationship, there were other parts, about her feelings toward the movie, her feelings towards signing autographs, what she was subjected to on set by male directors. It was eye-opening and I would rather not have learned most of it. I know it exists and needs to be addressed, but in the aspect of Star Wars, I liked not knowing a lot better.
If you are obsessed with Star Wars and have this perfect happy world in your head then I don’t suggest reading this one. I was originally going to read the rest of Carrie Fisher’s books but I am going to pass, because I don’t want anything else ruined for me.
I did enjoy listening to Carrie Fisher narrate her own book and she is hilarious, so if you don’t have a Star Wars bubble then it is a good memoir (if you don’t mind learning about Star Wars stuff).