The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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.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. 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.
Publisher: [New York] :, Penguin Audio,, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780399565564
Characteristics: audio file,rda
1 online resource (1 sound file (05 hr., 13 min., 42 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Lourd, Billie

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Nov 03, 2017

I loved having Carrie read her memoir, including having her daughter read her diary entries. I normally am not a fan of audiobooks, but this one was well worth it in my opinion. While it only showed a very small portion of her life, it was so wonderful to hear it in her own words!

JCLHopeH Aug 06, 2017

Carrie's diary entries and poetry are enchanting and clever, made even better when read by her daughter, Billie Lourd. This memoir peels back a lot of her strong protective humor (which is great and still very present) to reveal insecurities underneath "Leia" that are so easy to relate to.

Mar 27, 2017

How sadly ironic that I finished listening to this just days before her death. It is somewhat revealing of Ms. Fisher though I felt the portion spent on discussing her relationship with Harrison Ford went on a bit too long for my liking. Nevertheless, I'm glad that I was able to inquire my ear towards her life. She will be missed.

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