Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher


I purchased a used copy of The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher from our local public library. I'm not a Carrie Fisher fan. However, I was a child when Star Wars was released in 1977. Although I liked Star Wars and have seen most (if not all of the films in the Star Wars series), I can't say I am die hard fan of the Star Wars franchise.

I simply gravitated towards The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher simply because I wanted to read Carrie Fisher's take on her life during the time in which she filmed Star Wars.

All I can say is what a boring waste of time it was to read The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher!! Ugh, this book was so bad... I should have just ditched out on it early on. Instead, I kept reading this book in search of some sort of redeeming value to it... But there wasn't any redeeming value to The Princess Diarist.

The Princess Diarist is rambling and verbose. Ms. Fisher  tried too hard to be clever and funny in her book, but fails miserably at this attempt big time. She comes off as insecure and needy throughout much of The Princess Diarist.

The journal entries Carrie Fisher shares from when she was filming the first Star Wars movie are sad and depressing for the most part. Ms. Fisher came across as having low self esteem and lacking emotional maturity during her time filming Star Wars.

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher is a painful read to get through. Pure drivel.

The following is the publisher's summary for The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher from Amazon:
The last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist is an intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.

When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivetĂ©, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Before her passing, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon was indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.
I am giving The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher a rating of 1 star out of 5 stars. This has to be the worst book I've read so far this year.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

4 comments:

  1. Worst book read this year is quite a statement!

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    1. Oh, this book is most definitely the worst thing I've read so far this year... Without a doubt!!

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  2. Yuck, I can see why you didn't like it and I think I'll skip it and safe myself some time.

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