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Author: Carrie Fisher Narrator: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9780399565564
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2018 GRAMMY® Winner for Best Spoken Word Album

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.   *PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016  *New York Times Bestseller *


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 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 the type of stardom that few will ever experience. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • An unflinching, sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious look inside the mind of a 19-year-old actress in the throes of a Hollywood locationship. Meredith Woerner, Los Angeles Times
  • An unexpectedly emotional read. The Verge
  • Fisher [is] a force to be reckoned with, both on the page and in real life. Heather Havrilevsky, Bookforum
  • A frank, self-deprecating memoir...outspoken, honest commentary of what it's like to be Princess Leia on and off the screen. Kirkus Reviews
  • The Princess Diarist...is about the making of Star Wars in 1976, but it’s definitely not for the kids — a wry, witty look back through the diaries she kept at the time, its main event is her steamy affair with co-star Harrison Ford. Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
  • In her funny and frequently touching new memoir The Princess Diarist, the iconic Star Wars actress and author reveals the diaries she kept as a 19-year-old starring in the blockbuster sci-fi film.... It’s an eye-opener for fans, but it also shows a gifted writer even at a young age. There was a lot going on between Princess Leia’s hair buns. Brian Truitt, USA Today
  • There’s tremendous insight into the volatile heart of a young woman, seen through the eyes of her wiser, older self still seeking her place in the universe. Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly
  • Are you a woman who’s ever fallen for a man who might fit this description? ‘With him love was easier done than said/instead of taking you to heart he would take you to bed/and you take what he has to offer lying down/you’re getting more involved while he’s still getting around.’ Yes? Read on...[The Princess Diarist] is a radical truth bomb. Julia Felsenthal, VOGUE.com
  • Fisher offers a thoughtful, sardonic meditation on the price of fame, cost-of-living adjustments included. J.D. Biersdorfer, The New York Times Book Review 
  • Characteristically frank and unflinching, funny and true...The Princess Diarist is about a woman’s relationship with desire—her own, and of others’ for her—writ large, as large as Star Wars. Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Jezebel.com 
  • “Her funny and frequently touching new memoir…[is] an eye-opener for fans, but it also shows a gifted writer even at a young age. There was a lot going on between Princess Leia’s hair buns.”

    USA Today

  • “There’s tremendous insight into the volatile heart of a young woman, seen through the eyes of her wiser, older self still seeking her place in the universe.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A thoughtful, sardonic meditation on the price of fame, cost-of-living adjustments included.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An unflinching, sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious look inside the mind of a nineteen-year-old actress in the throes of a Hollywood locationship.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “It’s especially bittersweet to find oneself listening to Carrie Fisher’s memoir after her death in December 2016. Reflecting on fame, aging, and being involved with the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars, Fisher is wry, self-aware, and funny. She’s a canny narrator of her own writing, which bristles with wordplay, jokes, and asides. Sounding appropriately young, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, narrates Fisher’s diary entries from when she was nineteen…Some of the funniest parts come toward the end of the audiobook, when Fisher goes on extended riffs, imagining encounters with devoted Star Wars fans. Consider this a worthy jumping-off point for revisiting, or discovering for the first time, Fisher’s many pop-culture contributions.”

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A People Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016
  • A People Pick of the Week for Super-Revealing Celeb Memoirs to Read Right Now
  • Winner of the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
  • Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Related Work
  • Winner of GRAMMY Awards (Best Spoken Word Album), 2018

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck88vert | 7/13/2021

    " Great video I only wish I had meet her.We are very much alike drug use and all.to gather we could have quit drug together .I think she and I just need love.i had same experience with a love that got away.im so sorry she has passed reat in peace. I LOVE YOU CARRIE "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 2/14/2017

    " I had no idea how much I loved and admired Carrie Fisher, until she passed away so suddenly. I was truly heartbroken. Sought out this book as a kind of comfort and insight into her life, other than her movie performances. Will now be looking for her other books, she was a great writer! "

About the Author

Carrie Fisher (1956–2016) was an author, actress, and humorist best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. She appeared in many other films, including Shampoo, When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers, and Hannah and Her Sisters, among others. She wrote four bestselling novels: Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, as well as the memoirs Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking. The daughter of the singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, she appeared with her mother in Bright Lights: Starring Carried Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, a 2016 documentary about their relationship, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

About the Narrator

Billie Lourd, the daughter of Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd, is an actress, known for her roles in Star Wars: The Force Awarkens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Scream Queens. She graduated from New York University in 2014 after studying religion and psychology.