You Should Remember Carrie Fisher As A Brilliant Author
Huffington Post - 2 months
Immortalized as a fierce and lovely space princess in the classic film saga “Star Wars,” Carrie Fisher could easily have gone the way of many one-time it girls ― forgotten by a fickle Hollywood, with its insufficient roles for women over 30, and only remembered as a young Princess Leia. Instead, she carved out a unique path for herself, including a successful and acclaimed career as a novelist and memoirist.
Fisher, who died on Tuesday following a heart attack and hospitalization, leaves behind a body of fiction, memoir, and even scriptwriting that stood entirely on its own. Her writing is, understandably, often overshadowed by the familiar image of her face surrounded by Leia’s signature gigantic side buns; her last book, The Princess Diarist, chronicles her complicated, decades-long relationship with the famous role. She, perhaps more than anyone, was aware that the glories of novel-writing couldn’t compare with the fame of “Star Wars,” once telling WebMD, “If I were trying to g
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