The Princess Diarist
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The Princess Diarist


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.

Title:The Princess Diarist
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:257 pages

    The Princess Diarist Reviews

  • Larry H
    Dec 30, 2016

    "I had never been Princess Leia before and now I would be her forever. I would never not be Princess Leia. I had no idea how profoundly true that was and how long forever was."I've got to tell you, it...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Jan 11, 2017

    Shortly before she died, Carrie Fisher discovered a collection of journals she'd written in 1976 while filming the first Star Wars movie. In The Princess Diarist, Fisher's 1976 journal entries are rev...

  • Brina
    Apr 07, 2017

    Last year before her passing, a number of Goodreads friends of mine posted that they were reading a new memoir in diary format written by Carrie Fisher. Upon finding out that Fisher had already author...

  • emma
    Dec 27, 2016

    I think this puts Fisher's wonderful legacy best:honor carrie fisher:- normalize mental illness and its treatment- take life a little less seriously- destroy a fascist regime— Isaiah Breen (@isikbre...

  • Alejandro
    Jan 08, 2017

    Excellent reading! IN MEMORIAM It was a shock when the news of Carrie Fisher’s demise came out, especially when her movie career was getting a deserved second air in the new Star Wars trilogy (seq...

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Dec 16, 2016

    Take a highly intelligent, anxiety prone girl, mix in the life changing, world wide phenomena that is Star Wars, and add a dash of handsome, introverted, and married leading man and you have: The Prin...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Dec 28, 2016

    Y'all, I can't even talk about this right now....

  • Trudi
    Jan 03, 2017

    “If anyone reads this when I have passed to the big bad beyond I shall be posthumously embarrassed. I shall spend my entire afterlife blushing.” Didn't we all feel this way about our diaries as hy...

  • Nenia *the flagrant liberal* Campbell
    Jan 02, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest"I am someone who wants very much to be popular. I don't just want you to like me, I want to be one of the most joy-inducing human beings that y...

  • Matt
    Feb 28, 2017

    In the final of her short memoirs, Carrie Fisher turns her focus onto the inevitable Star Wars franchise and her memories from being on the set in 1976. As the book opens, Fisher lists a number of mem...