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The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fishers 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 preservedplaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivet, 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 Fishers intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all timeand 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 spa...

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ISBN : 9780399173592
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 257 pages
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The Princess Diarist Reviews

  • Leslie

    I love, love, love Carrie Fisher. Not Pricess Leia - although she has her moments, but the 'real' Carrie Fisher. The one who bared her soul in her autobiographical novels and biographical books, her one woman stream of consciousness shows and in the HBO documentary about her and her mother.

    If you are looking for a Hollywood tell all, or a behind the scenes on the shooting of Star Wars this isn't the book. This is the story of a 19 year old high school drop out who ended up being in the BIGGEST

    Indiana: I never meant to hurt you.

    Marion: I was a child. I was in love. It was wrong and you knew it!

    Indiana: You knew what you were doing.

    Marion: Now I do. This is my place. Get out!

    She was a 19 year old keeping a secret; Ford was married at the time and thinking, like all young women, that this man you are sleeping with really cares about you. She honestly addresses the 'location' aspect of filming and her understanding that she wasn't Miss Right she was Miss Right Now. Still 40 years later her words from that time are painful to read.

    What makes this a great book is that Carrie Fisher, God rest her soul, was really funny. ...more

  • Alejandro

    Excellent reading!


    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 (sequel to the events of the original trilogy).

    Carrie Fisher did all her scenes for the incoming Episode VIII, so we’ll be able to see her one last time, and…

    …due the advance in special effects, I have no doubt that we’ll have plenty enough of Princess Leia, even in the eventual Episode IX.

    It was a bitte

  • Char

    Even though I'm not a Star Wars fan, I am a big fan of Carrie Fisher.

    I loved how outspoken and honest she was about her life and mental health. After listening to The Princess Diarist I now love how honest she was about her affair with Harrison Ford. I also greatly enjoyed her talking about some of her fan interactions; hilarious.

    It's nice to hear someone from Hollywood talking about how insecure she was about her hair, her weight, etc... You would never know it from watching Princess Leia an

  • Sam Quixote

    Apparently Carrie Fisher recently found the diaries she kept while filming the first Star Wars movie and has decided to publish them – how fortuitous given Star Wars is back!

    It’s pretty thin on material for a memoir. The only really memorable piece of info is Fisher’s confirmation that she had an affair with her co-star, Harrison Ford, who was married at the time and 15 years her senior. I haven’t read any of Fisher’s previous memoirs so I can’t say whether she’s repeating herself here but I th

  • Trina (Between Chapters)

    I liked that this book had a central theme, since most non-fiction tends to be a more sprawling narrative. It all revolves around Carrie's experience with Star Wars and what becoming and being knwon as Princess Leai meant to her. I listened to the audiobook and Carrie read it herself, which was kind of a heartbreaking experience because she often ponders what her legacy after her death will be. I, like so many, grew up with Star Wars so I really enjoyed hearing this story.

  • Mark

    Well, I think this is going to be an unpopular opinion but although I read this book quickly I just could not get into it. Admittedly I was after a "behind the scenes of Star Wars" Carrie Fisher and with that in mind, I was way off the mark here.

    This is Carrie's last written word before her sad passing - I am sure we all agree that the world lost a beautiful woman and a great talent on that day. What started out in the right direction for me soon became a laborious read. Carrie introduces us to

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    This is going to be a difficult book to review. I've never reviewed a book so close to the author's passing, and it was a sad and bittersweet experience - sad, because the worl

  • Cait • A Page with a View

    Hearing ANYTHING about Star Wars from Carrie was so wonderful. The overall writing is a bit hard to get through at times, but her voice really came through. And it was all sorts of emotional to hear her make so many references to "after her death."

    So I really did enjoy hearing her thoughts, but didn't expect so much of the focus to be around her affair with Harrison. She basically recounts everything that happened from her perspective and includes journal entries from while they were filming the