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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) 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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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.   * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016  *A New York Times Bestseller *
 
“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” premieres on HBO in January 2017.


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

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 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! "

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About the Author
Author Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher (1956-2016) became a cultural icon as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars trilogy. She starred in countless films, including Shampoo and When Harry Met Sally. She is the author of Shockaholic; Wishful Drinking (which became a hit Broadway production); and four bestselling novels, Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge.
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.