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The Princess Diarist (Hardback)
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The Princess Diarist (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 24/11/2016
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Who do I think I would’ve been if I hadn’t been Princess Leia? Am I Princess Leia, or is she me? Split the difference and you’d be closer to the truth. Star Wars was and is my job. It can’t fire me and I’ll never be able to quit, and why would I want to?

Flashback to 1976, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody went gold, Charlie’s Angels premiered on television and somewhere, not in a galaxy far, far away but somewhere much closer to home, the first Star Wars movie was being filmed and another kind of history was being made.

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of Star Wars, 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 1976, Carrie Fisher was just a (sort-of) regular teenager. The Princess Diarist is her intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time from the perspective of someone who had no idea how much her life was about to change.

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.

Written just as she reprised her most iconic role for the latest Star Wars trilogy, The Princess Diarist is full of Fisher’s own characteristically candid and witty observations of the joys and insanity of celebrity and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty – a life only surpassed by her own outer-space sovereignty.

Laugh-out-loud hilarious, endlessly quotable and fearsomely honest, The Princess Diarist brims with candour and introspection, offering Fisher’s shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

The Princess Diarist is a fitting tribute to the indomitable, refreshingly honest voice of a woman who lived her life in the Hollywood bubble and survived, maintaining to the last a peerless humour and a resolute sense of self. Demanding to have the final say, she even preceded her own obituary, stating ‘I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.’

‘Smart and funny. The pages crackle with self-deprecating one-liners, chatty observations and the singular wisdom that comes with being forever immortalised.’ – The Guardian


Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780593077566
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm


MEDIA 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 *

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“Entertaining read”

This is another ‘sort of memoir’ from Carrie Fisher (following “Wishful Drinking” in 2008), which centres around her time in London during the summer of 1976 as she filmed “Star Wars” at Elstree Studios. Whilst here,... More

Hardback edition
17th February 2017
Helpful? Upvote 70

“What can I say?”

What can I say about this memoir? There is nothing to say except it is amazing and beautiful and is basically Carrie Fisher. Focusing on her time during the first Star Wars film we get another glimpse into the life of... More

Hardback edition
21st January 2017
Helpful? Upvote 70
Sarah

“A unique insight into the world of one of the biggest movie phenomenons in history”

The Princess Diarist is the sort of memoirs of Carrie Fisher. When this was first released it was quite widely talked about in the press due to the reveal of Carrie’s affair with Harrison Ford during the filming of... More

Hardback edition
18th March 2017
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