The Princess Diarist

Version: Unabridged
Author: Carrie Fisher
Narrator: Carrie Fisher , Billie Lourd
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Essays & Memoirs
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: November 2016
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

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 naivete, 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 candour and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

Reviews (1)

Written by Nicola Lee on March 29th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love that the book was narrated by Carrie and the diary by her daughter, it made the listen quite personal. I was bored with some aspect but overall I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

Author Details

Author Details

Fisher, Carrie

Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. Her star-studded career includes roles in numerous films such as "The Blues Brothers" and "When Harry Met Sally". She is the author of four bestselling novels, "Surrender the Pink", "Delusions of Grandma", T"he Best Awful" and "Postcards from the Edge", which was made into a hit film, starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher's experience with addiction and mental illness--and her willingness to speak honestly about them--have made her