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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 recognised.
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. 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.
©2016 Carrie Fisher (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
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By Encey on 02-22-17

I loved it!

I am little sad only just to hear this now after her passing but I think she will always be with us in force and in memory forever :)

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By Dan on 12-28-16

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Fishers honesty in Princess Diarist is refreshing and commendable. Her diaries are works of art, no wonder she was such a good script writer late in life!

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By Nathan on 01-03-17

Carrie on Carrying On

When it comes to autobiography, the clichés are often the easiest to parrot. Words like 'warm', 'witty', and 'wry' are bandied about like cheap currency for a disposable celebrity-centric lexicon.

What survives Carrie Fisher though *is* her warmth. She's frank without being cutting, honest without excesses of self-pity. Despite herself, she's never felt like a celebrity. That wouldn't sit right with some authors, but there isn't a moment in 'The Princess Diarist' that seems peppered with the sort of incredulous sneering we might come to expect from celebrity memoir.

From easy charm to angsty poetry and back again, where there is humour in experience we're always in on the joke. That's ultimately what sets this memoir apart from so many others - the late great author knows we're all just 'jumped up, scruffy-looking nerf-herder[s]' at heart, but relishes sharing in the glorious unpredictability human life anyway.

She may have felt she lacked an intellectual streak, but her incisive observations philosophise with the best of them without ever seeming bombastic or 'precocious'. Hers aren't throwaway sentiments, while always aware of her capacity as actress, the tone isn't preoccupied with notions of 'legacy'. Instead, Fisher reminds us that sometimes the best of what is close to home resonates more fully set against that which seems 'far, far away' but that is, in its truest sense, ceaselessly and reassuringly human.

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By Steve on 12-05-16

Not what I expected but still enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed listening to this, Carrie Fisher's, latest offering.

I was expecting a book all about the behind the scenes thoughts and recollections of Carrie during her filming of the original Star Wars movie, but it turned out not to be so. It is predominantly a reflextion on her dealing with being a Star Wars celebrity, which she recounts in a way that only Carrie can. I laughed out loud many times and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Realy the only thing her "Diary" talks about is a relationship, which I was suprised to discover, which occured between herself and Harrison Ford, during the filming in London.

Anyway, don't expect a Star Wars behind the scenes revelations and you will not be dissapointed. I think the title was a tad missleading, but this probably is because I did not buy the book after reading any reviews or other information, I just grabbed it straight away. Just understand it is more an insite into how Star Wars has made Carrie Fisher into the much loved celebrity that she is today and you will thoroughly enjoy this audio book.

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By Anonymous User on 09-22-17

Good, but didn't go deep enough

Carrie is hilarious but a whole chapter of diary poems really turned me off. Way too much time spent talking about her affair with Harrison Ford not nearly enough about her on set experiences.

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