Autobiography/Biography

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

I listened to the audio book which Carrie Fisher narrated herself. It opens and she’s talking about all the things that happened the year she did the first Star Wars movie, and one of the things she said was that a lot of wonderful people died just like every year. And for a moment I thought she was talking about her own death, until I remembered that it was written and narrated before she died. And then I was sad. It was good listening to this book because Carrie Fisher was an amazing person and Star Wars was a large part of my childhood. She writes well, with many quirky turns of phrase and run on metaphors run on really long. It made me smile, especially since I was hearing it in her voice. There’s a section that talks about her and Harrison Ford and their affair during the first Star Wars movie. This was something I hadn’t heard about before and I’m glad I got to hear about it first from her. She also talked about doing signings for fans as she’s getting older, or as she calls them lap dances. And there were some very poetic excerpt from the Diaries she kept when she was doing New Hope. I’m really glad I listened to it, I don’t know if I would have liked it if I just read it though.

~Naomi

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