Princess Diarist
Carrie Fisher

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Narrated By: Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher

Duration: 5 hours and 11 minutes

What to expect

Winner of the 2018 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.

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 (sort-of) regular teenager.

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 candour and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

Genre

Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Films, cinema, Memoirs, Diaries, letters & journals, Biography: general

Listen to a sample

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

[The Princess Diarist] is a radical truth bomb

VOGUE.com

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.

The New York Times Book Review

Smart and funny...the pages crackle with one-liners