The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist

byCarrie Fisher

Kobo ebook | November 22, 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.   *PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016  *New York Times Bestseller *

***Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, *featuring Carrie Fisher, is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.  Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds debuted 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.

Title:The Princess DiaristFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0698188365

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from pleasant read very interesting I liked it just as much as her other memoir which says a lot because I didn't think that this one would measure up. Carrie fisher has a very positive and chipper outlook on life. Beautiful
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Nice Read This book has the witty style of Fisher's earlier books. However, I felt this book focused more on how the fans interacted with her (later chapters) and the longest chapter was her thoughts and feelings about an affair with Harrison Ford. Overall, not a bad book, but not a great one either.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simply fantastic A lot of words written in this book still stick with me long after I've read it.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly insightful I love listening to Carrie Fisher reading her own works. She has such a great persona while reading her innermost thoughts as they were written by her during the filming of Star Wars. This was an eclectic collection of thoughts, memories, and diary entries (read by her daughter Billie Lourd) that provided a greater understanding of the person, who most only know as Princess Leia. Different and a bit darker than Wishful Drinking, but just as insightful, I would recommend it to anyone, looking to expand their reading experience to memoirs/autobiographies.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh! Not very well written nor very interesting.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I couldn't finish it I had heard that Carrie Fisher was funny and a good writer. It did not show in this memoir. I need more than name dropping to keep my interest. I felt I was reading a superficial account of her younger years. I abandoned reading on page 103.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Her earlier work isn't as engaging as her later. If you like Postcards from the Edge, revel in the more recent writing in this book
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick read Very fast and witty read - funny to see how her writing quality evolved from 19 years old until this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Insight Into Carrie Fisher Amazingly well written and candid look at Carrie Fisher. Several times throughout the book I found myself irrationally upset about the fact that I am only now getting around to read her works after she is gone.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story Great insight into Fisher's life and struggle with mental health
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Self-centered garbage This is only meant for her fans, having very little insight. I didn't even bother to finish it.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 stars! Was a lovely memoir and I recommend that everyone who is a Carrie Fisher fan to read this.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun and interesting read for Star Wars fans
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as interesting as her previous books. Not as interesting as her previous books.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as interesting as her previous books. Not as interesting as her previous books.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unexpected This memoir is witty, moving and opens us to Carrie Fisher's love affair with Harrison Ford. Through her very beautifully written journal entries, we see a self-conscious and hopelessly romantic teenager only hoping to have her love returned.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timely and moving This book was going to be special regardless, but with Carrie Fisher's tragic passing it has become especially poingnant. Carrie's honesty and openness results in another fascinating memoir that is simultaneously hilarious and moving. I would recommend this to anyone who loves Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Star Wars, film history, or has ever loved or lost (and isn't that just about everyone?!) #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting look behind the scenes This book was funny, endearing, and a little frustrating at times. I empathize with the younger Carrie Fisher's struggles with her relationship but I'll admit there were a few points where I wish someone could have told her she deserved better than that aloof treatment. I haven't read her other books yet but I'll be checking them out in the future.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD If you are even mildly interested in what really happened between Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford then READ THIS BOOK
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable! It felt wonderful to get a sneak peek at the world behind the star wars. Juicy secrets. Life lessons about growing up.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wasn't as good as her previous novels I love Carrie Fisher but this book was a bit of a letdown. I was expecting more funny insights and memories but it felt flat for me.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliantly Insightful This being the first novel I've read by Carrie Fisher, I wasn't sure what to expect, but nonetheless was very pleasantly surprised. From the first page until the very last, I was engaged and enveloped by the honesty and realism of her writing. Reading this was almost as if she were simply reading it to you herself, and her sense of humour is incredibly unique and breathtaking. I highly recommend this for any Star Wars fan or admirers of Carrie's other work as well.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from with everything that's happened, it was hauntingly beautiful I bought this book two days after we lost Carrie. I wasn't really sure what to expect - I'd heard mixed reviews of some people loving it and some saying that she's written better. But I knew I'd be going into is biased, regardless of what I had already heard about the book - if only because there was a hole in my heart due to her death. Star Wars has meant to much to me my entire life. I grew up watching the movies with my family and cannot remember a time where I did not look up to and admire Princess Leia. Over time, my admiration for Leia did not die, and my love for Carrie grew. This is the only Carrie Fisher book I've read (though probably not the last), and I really liked it. I can see why people didn't but I thought it was a tribute to Star Wars and to Leia. Maybe that's not what you meant it to be, but in the week after losing her, that's exactly how I read it.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Uniquely Carrie. Carrie Fisher did things with words that no other human being will ever be able to replicate. Her writing - even the pages from her diaries written at 19 - is witty, profound, hilarious, truthful, and always uniquely Carrie. The Princess Diarist really does read more like a diary - as the title implies - rather than an interconnected series of anecdotes (as in her other memoirs) and I liked the change of pace and the more conversational style. I didn't feel this book lived up to the extremely high standard she set with Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic; but, I still very much enjoyed reading about her personal experience of Star Wars, past and present.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Read A fun read that is so purely Carrie Fisher's voice that you can hear her telling the story in your mind. Great book for any Star Wars fan to learn more about what it was like for the actors during filming the first film and the details on her affair with Harrison Ford.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and interestig read as a university student when i have a chance to read for pleasure i like something that doesn't require to much brain work and allows me to relax. and this book does just that. a very fun and enjoyable read for when you need a break from all the textbooks.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read... Not the best biography out there, but it was a fun read.
Date published: 2016-11-25