• The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
  • The Princess Diarist
    by : Carrie Fisher , | Publisher : Blue Rider Press | Category : Biography & Memoir

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How arena Princess Leia afflicted the author’s life.

When Fisher (Shockaholic, 2012, etc.) accustomed the role at age 19, she had no abstraction the Star Wars authorization would become such a phenomenon. In her mind, like so abounding others, the aboriginal cine was "a air-conditioned little off-the-radar cine directed by a barbate guy from Modesto….It wasn't declared to do what it did—nothing was declared to do that. Nothing anytime had.” In this frank, self-deprecating memoir, the columnist rehashes her thoughts about her abrupt and agitative activity with affiliated co-star Harrison Ford, which lasted the continuance of the filming of Star Wars, about three months. However, readers in chase of the nitty-gritty capacity of their weekends calm won't acquisition them here; Fisher is discreet, abrogation abundant of the animality of their aggregate adventures to the imagination. What she does accommodate are excerpts from her affidavit accounting at the time, which appearance the naiveté of a 19-year-old in adulation with her earlier counterpart, as able-bodied as some ailing accounting adulation poems. After that ever continued section, the columnist divulges what it’s like to appear conventions area she's paid to assurance photographs of her adolescent self, generally snapshots of Princess Leia in her metal bikini sitting beside Jabba the Hutt. Fisher auspiciously imitates the blubbering conversations of assorted fans, giving acumen into the complicated push-pull absoluteness of actuality a celebrity: you charge them to buy your signature so you can pay your bills while at the aforementioned time affairs a tiny bit of your self-worth, which eventually drains you. Those attractive for capacity about the filming of the Star Wars movies or Fisher's activity should attending elsewhere, but those who appetite to accept the dynamics and personality of a adolescent woman advance into abrupt distinction and how that shaped the woman she has become will acquisition affluence to appraise here.

Outspoken, honest annotation of what it's like to be Princess Leia on and off the screen.

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.

The Princess Diarist

  • BookThe Princess Diarist
  • Author:Carrie Fisher
  • ISBN:0399173595
  • ISBN-13:9780399173592
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Date:2016-11-22
  • Publisher:Blue Rider Press
  • Language:English
  • Number Of pages:272