Book: The Princess Diarist

Originally Published: November 22, 2016

By: Carrie Fisher

This memoir became beloved actress and author Carrie Fisher’s final one as she tragically passed just five weeks after its release.

Born the daughter of Hollywood legends, Fisher rose to fame as Princess Leia in George Lucas’ 1977 film Star Wars. This book is based on the diaries she kept while on set of the now-iconic movie.

Those who are looking for a behind the scenes take on Star Wars should look elsewhere. Fisher doesn’t dive into details about creating the film or Princess Leia. Instead, she focuses on how she was affected throughout.

Part of this includes her affair with costar Harrison Ford, who was married at the time. As she looks back on it now at this point in her life, she recounts how the actor enamored her.

Final say: A journey into the heart of our princess. ★★★★☆

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