Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

The Princess Diarist

''I need to write. It keeps me focused for long enough to complete thoughts. To let each train of thought run to its conclusion and let a new one begin. It keeps me thinking. I’m afraid that if I stop writing I’ll stop thinking and start feeling.''

 

Serving as a ''behind-the-scenes'' for the Star Wars movies, Carrie Fisher tells us all about her experience with the franchise and the way it shaped her into the woman I personally admired since a young age.

Published a couple of weeks before her demise in December 2016, this memoir regarding a portion of her life is truly heart-wrenching.  It establishes a pattern between the woman she portrayed on screen and the person she was in everyday life.

Her fun tone follows us during the whole reading and her authentic experiences are to be remembered for decades. She touched many generations with her words and this book is a brilliant reason why.

Composed of several forgotten diaries written during the filming of the first Star Wars,  Carrie reveals her love relationship with a well-known man. But her secret lover isn't the most important part of this legacy book: it's her honesty flowing in every page, her grief represented in every sentence, and the fact she literally pours her heart and soul into the pages: Miss Fisher describes the other side of the coin, the unglamorous effect of fame.

Her talent was acknowledged by crew and fans, but every actress has her ups and downs. They are deep within herself insecure regarding their weight, their hair, their face. People tends to worship celebrities but forget that they are humans beings and they also know grief and deception. 

The love poems, the juicy stuff and an unwavering connexion with this woman will appeal to you and shed tears.

 

 

 

 

Rating system: 4.5 out of 5 laser sabres.