Searching Saturday: non-fiction (21 January)

Searching Saturday was created by The Night is Dark and Full of Books and you can have a look at the topics here. Its goal is to discover new books every week! This week’s topic is:

21st: Non-Fiction
A daunting category for most of us. The only non-fiction books I have ever read have been prescribed readings. Let’s have a look, shall we? Search for books within the category of non-fiction. Even if you’re not that interested in the category as a whole, there will probably be a non-fiction out there that interests you. We’ll do it together so it won’t be so scary. If you already love non-fiction and you think I’m being dramatic, I admire you. Teach me your ways.

Each week, I discuss one book that I added to my TBR thanks to the Searching Saturday topic.

I used to shy away from non-fiction. I didn’t think it was my cup of tea, but We Should All be Feminists completely changed my opinion on the genre and I definitely plan on reading more non-fiction this year!


The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

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Synopsis:

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher’s 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 recently 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 naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a (sort-of) regular teenager.

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. And today, as she reprises her most iconic role for the latest Star Wars trilogy, 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 the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

How did I find this book?

The Princess Diarist was released in October 2016 and when I spotted it in the non-fiction section on Goodreads, I remembered I wanted to read this book.

Why did I add it to my TBR?

I was very saddened when Carrie Fisher passed away. She was a remarkable and strong woman and when I heard the news, I decided I wanted to read her books. She has written quite a few and I don’t know which one to read first – or whether or not the order matters – but The Princess Diarist is definitely on my 2017 TBR.


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