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The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist

Paperback Published: 13th November 2017
ISBN: 9781784162054
Number Of Pages: 288

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The most talked about memoir of 2016 is now in paperback

When Carrie Fisher 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. Now 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 co-star, 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 candour and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

Industry Reviews

"Smart and funny...the pages crackle with one-liners" * Guardian *
"It's an eye-opener for fans, but it also shows a gifted writer even at a young age. There was a lot going on between Princess Leia's hair buns." * USA Today *
"An unflinching, sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious look inside the mind of a 19-year-old ... It's invasive, juicy, sad, nostalgic and gripping all at once. It's as if you've knocked the lock off of your cooler older sister's journal and discovered she's been sleeping with the hottest boy in school this whole time." * LA Times *
"Fisher offers a thoughtful, sardonic meditation on the price of fame, cost-of-living adjustments included." -- J.D. Biersdorfer * The New York Times Book Review *
"[The Princess Diarist] is a radical truth bomb" -- Julia Felsenthal * VOGUE.com *
"Carrie Fisher was so real it was dangerous.... My God, girls, we owe her a lot." -- Sharon Horgan
"She didn't need The Force. She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship." -- Steven Spielberg

ISBN: 9781784162054
ISBN-10: 1784162051
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 13th November 2017
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.25

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Carrie Fisher

About the Author


Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her eclectic Hollywood career includes roles in numerous films such as The Blues BrothersWhen Harry Met Sally and the recent world-wide blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She is the author of such international bestselling novels and non-fiction as Wishful DrinkingSurrender the PinkDelusions of GrandmaThe Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher's experience with addiction and mental illness--and her willingness to speak honestly about them-- made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate before her death in 2016.

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