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Princess Diarist
Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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 Warsmovie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivete, 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."
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ErraticElle
The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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While I appreciate Carrie Fisher's voice and it was mildly entertaining just to listen to her sardonic wit, the scope of this memoir was more narrow than I had hoped for. I enjoyed hearing her voice and her experience, it just wasn't the content I was hoping for...so...this rating is more of a failure on my part to look into the contents of the memoir prior to reading than it is an issue with the writing.

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Cinfhen
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#SoaringScores #ImperialMarch features in Star Wars leads me to Carrie Fisher aka; Princess Leia 👑

CrowCAH I can‘t wait to read the Princess Diarist! 3w
TrishB Great graphic 😁 3w
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wanderinglynn
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First book finished for #24b4Monday. Probably not going to hit 24, but I‘m going to do as much as possible! It‘s a rainy & cool day here—perfect for reading.

And yes, I listened to the audiobook while following along in my hard copy. Because it‘s much more interesting to listen to Carrie Fisher reading it.

Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 3w
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Merethebookgal
The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I love listening to Carrie Fisher‘s books via audio. This was definitely a bittersweet book as she made a lot of jokes about dying, and while I did enjoy the excerpts from her diaries back from filming the first Star Wars movie, I felt the last 1/3 or so of the book dragged a bit. Definitely worth a read or listen, though! 3.5/5 stars.

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Merethebookgal
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Started this on audiobook tonight and already halfway!

NovelGirl82 I loved this book so much! I‘ve read it once and listened to it twice. 2mo
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UnidragonFrag
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Carrie Fisher was a cool lady. I didn't really know anything about the behind the scenes of Star Wars, so that was interesting. Her diaries during that time were wistful and earnest, some of those poems pretty good. I just followed her dog, Gary, on Instagram. It's still being run by someone and dang is that doggo cute!
Also, audiobook read by her was really just great.

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OrangeMooseReads
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I miss Carrie Fisher. This was my first one of her books and I loved it. The affair didn‘t surprise me because it was talked about when the book was released.
She does get self deprecating at times but with her addictions and mental health issues it was no surprise that there would be times she would be like that.
I enjoyed this book. I will read more of her stuff and continue to miss her and her strength and sass mouth.

Bklover I agree- I miss her too! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Miss her too... 2mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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#bfcr3 week 1 check in
I didn‘t eat great this week but I didn‘t eat terribly, except Thursday I basically had junk food for dinner and way too much sugar. I need to get on those fresh fruits and veggies better.
Took a bit of a new route today by the river and got to see a doe and her fawns crossing by the time I got my camera open they were climbing out.
@wanderinglynn

sudi You did great 👏👏👏 2mo
squirrelbrain Amazing pic! ❤️ 2mo
Soubhiville Wow that‘s so cool! 2mo
Meaw_catlady You did amazing! Keep up the great work! Cool picture! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And great photo! 2mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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1. Indoor always have been always will be.
2. Coffee or water (it‘s all I really drink)
3. England or any where in Europe
4. Grey
5. Yes. Lol
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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OrangeMooseReads
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I let Man Cub pick my next read.

Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 3mo
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Hooked_on_books
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I‘ve been only a casual watcher of the Star Wars movies but saw so much love for this book that I decided to go for it when I saw the audio was available. Overall, I found Carrie Fisher delightful and I‘m happy she read the book herself. It‘s interesting to contrast her responses to her affair with Harrison Ford at the time and much later. So sad we‘ve lost this intelligent, funny woman.

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Felso
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Getting ready to begin the #BookFitnessChallenge tomorrow!
Goals: 1) walk 3 x week 🏃🏻‍♀️2) drink Plexus Slim and take supplements each day 💊3) listen to 5 audiobooks 🎧 4) Drink 60-80 ounces of water 💦 I hope the rain will subside so I can walk tomorrow. 🤞🏻The tagged book is my first listen. Good luck to my fellow participants! 👍🏻

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 5mo
Scochrane26 I liked this book & want to read her others. 5mo
monalyisha Oh! Good idea to set a hydration goal! I might have to steal that. 😉 5mo
Cinfhen Impressive!!!! 5mo
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lover.of.the.classics
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One of these days I‘m gonna read dis. HAPPY STAR WARS DAY, everybody!

lover.of.the.classics May the 4th be with y‘all. 6mo
StellaDz Omg where did you get that shirt?? 6mo
Chrissyreadit I LOVE your shirt! 6mo
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alysonwrites
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Yep. 👊📖💥

bookandbedandtea Ooooh! Where did you get that? 6mo
alysonwrites @bookandbedandtea The Book Riot Store (https://store.bookriot.com/products/star-wars-princess-leia-read-womens-relaxed-...). Or you can order direct from Out of Print (https://outofprint.com/collections/star-wars/products/star-wars-princess-leia-re...). They have Yoda and Darth Vader tees too, but this one is my fave! 6mo
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Redjewel_7734
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Another great memoir from our favorite galactic princess & general. Again just so wonderful & heartbreaking to hear Carrie telling her stories, and this time it‘s all about her time making Star Wars 😍 & an affair with Harrison Ford! So their chemistry wasn‘t just onscreen 🔥 It was also perfect to finish this just as the teaser trailer for Episode IX was released. I can‘t wait for December!

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Krisjericho
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This made me sad. Sad she is gone, sad that she was kind of a lost person sometimes, sad that I won‘t be able to hear her writing for the first time again. It felt vulnerable & a bit self-serving in a way, but Carrie Fisher is always fully & abundantly herself. The journal entries, from young Carrie, read by her daughter, were the most enlightening part. She was poetic & searching & funny & naive & jaded. She will always be one of my heroes.

elizabethlk I listened to this one on audio and it was so good. It does make me sad she's gone, she was such a lovely and talented person. 7mo
Scochrane26 This is the only one of hers I‘ve read. I want to read her others. I didn‘t care as much about the Harrison Ford stuff but liked the other stories. 7mo
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Scochrane26
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I read the tagged Carrie Fisher book last yr, & she talked about going to conventions in it. She called signing autographs “celebrity lap dances”. I thought about that when I was at Lexington, Ky Comic-Con this weekend.
Oh, & I went to The Office panel & it was hilarious.

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LibLib
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Oh Carrie Fisher how I adore you! This was a fun listen and had some great parts when going over her affair with Harrison Ford 😲🤫 I enjoyed this book but it broke my heart when she talked about how she felt about episodes 8 and 9 of Star Wars. RIP Carrie, you are missed.

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VictoriaB
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Mehso-so

I received this book as a gift, so I didn‘t know much about what it was about. I was really expecting more behind-the-scenes type stories, but it really is mostly about her affair with Harrison Ford.

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Britt_Bratt
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“Stay afraid but do it anyway.” ~Carrie Fisher
Don‘t let new challenges/experiences stop you from living your life. It‘s a challenge I have to overcome all the time, but it‘s always worth it when I do.
#quotsymar19 #litsyquotechallenge #starwars

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌷 7mo
lover.of.the.classics Welcome to the Litsy Family!!!🎉 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
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Britt_Bratt @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Pricel101 thanks for the warm welcome! @Laura317 Hufflepuff all the way! 💛💛💛 7mo
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Dolly
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Just what you‘d expect from a self proclaimed over sharer. I needed something as background where I didn‘t have to think too much. It filled the bill.

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LokiDokey
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Day 4 #LiteraryLuck and I picked Princess Leia for my #Royalty book. I love Carrie's books. They are always so hilarious while still giving you a glimpse into her crazy life. I love that she always spoke her mind and never apologized for being herself.
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 These have been on my list for a while 8mo
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BookwormAHN
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For this month's #subjectofthemonth #truestories I listened to The Princess Diarist by and read by Carrie Fisher. She was really entertaining. While most of the book dealt with her affair with Harrison Ford, there were some interesting tidbits about her working on Star Wars 🚀
@Tove_Reads

EchoLogical She loved him so much! 😭😭😭 8mo
BookwormAHN @EchoLogical I know 😢 8mo
C.Perone @BookwormAHN Nice!! 😁 8mo
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Arkrayder
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Great book. Love Carrie Fishers sense of humor. Poignant in parts. Carrie was definitely a unique individual.

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Aaronlisa
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I read this Jan 16-19 & gave it 4⭐️. Although I always liked Star Wars: A New Hope, I was never really a Star Wars fan. I‘m more of a Trekkie. But I‘d really enjoyed Wishful Drinking so decided to read this one. It‘s less about the film & more about an actress who played a role that became huge. Funny, heartfelt and entertaining.

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Endowarrior21
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Carrie Fisher's voice is precious, smart, startling, and irreverent. I loved it I laughed and cried and I now what to watch the movies again.

Elma I loved this book! 9mo
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Endowarrior21
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I am loving this so far 😁

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Mc_cart_ny
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Look what was available on Libby and is also on my TBR! Just started this one 😄 Keeping those #bookolutions

#MountTBR

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Battledoll
Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I listened to the ebook narrated by Carrie Fisher and it was brilliant. Worth it to here Carrie read it ❤️

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rachelk
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This book is really more for fans of the wry, witty Carrie Fisher than ‘Star Wars‘ (though I‘m a fan of both) and, IMO, it benefits from being listened to in her voice. There was no one like her. ❤️ #audiobook

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Chrissyreadit
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My favorite #iceprincess #nofemmeber
🎼 Your as cold as ice
You‘re willing to sacrifice🎤🎼

Cinfhen Ha!! And I love Foreigner 🙌🏻 12mo
Billypar One of the all time great IP's in film history! 😃🙌 12mo
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desertbibliophile
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Panpan

This is another example of me failing to research a memoir and it being something I would not have even borrowed from the library if I had. I expected fun tidbits from her life that happened because she was a part of Star Wars. It was not. I skipped many chapters. #AudioMemoir

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GivenLemons
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A deeply personal memoir that combines her self awareness as a 19 year old unknown actor and reflections on how Star Wars changed her life. Haunting. #nonfiction #memoir

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JTRobertson
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I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Wishful Drinking. Mainly because I felt the Harrison-Carrie stuff just dragged on way too long. It's an interesting admission, but I really enjoyed the rest of the book more. The book is still a pick, because Carrie was amazing to listen to.

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Crystalblu
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Listening to this book was like listening to a friend rant. Sometimes agreed with her and sometimes I rolled my eyes at her😜 But, regardless I love her! To me she will always be royalty!

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myexpandingbookshelf
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DivineDiana Glad you‘re back! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 14mo
myexpandingbookshelf @DivineDiana Thanks! It‘s great to be back 😁 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sometimes you just need a break. Happy reading! 14mo
myexpandingbookshelf @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yes definitely! But it‘s great to be back! 14mo
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mariaku21
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That's pretty spot on @bookriot ...eerily spot on..

You can take the quiz here https://bit.ly/2nryn59

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rather_be_reading
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Todays book deal! Definitely buying it!

jmofo I hope you enjoy it! I love the excerpts from her diary and her humor is charming! 1y
lute I bought it! I'm starting it next! I miss her. 1y
Egleason Just finished it in audiobook form, almost forgot she was gone hearing her voice reading ❤️ 1y
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Egleason
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Soothing to hear Carrie Fischer on my long commute. She reminds me of my grandmother but with more cursing 😂

rather_be_reading Welcome to Litsy!! 📚🎉📚 1y
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CaliforniaCay
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So much to rave about! 1) I listened to this on audio through Libby, I can't believe I never used Libby before so much available for free! 2) never been one for audiobooks before but now I'm all about them 3) this book! I could listen to Carrie Fisher all day. She's hilarious and realistic. And her poetry was beautiful 😍 she has such a way with words and I can't believe I didn't read her work while she was still alive. I highly recommend this!!

elizabethlk I did this one on audio too, and it was so worth it! I can't imagine it being read any other way than having Carrie's voice directly in my ears. 1y
bookish.escape I don‘t do audio books, but I would get this one just to hear her read it. I loved her live performance of Wishful Drinking. She had such a way with words and the way she used humor to describe what she‘s been through was brilliant. I was devastated when she passed, she was definitely one of a kind! 1y
mariaku21 She reads all of her audiobooks. I'm slowly going through the audiobooks myself but I can't help but love and miss her 1y
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bookishlyblessed
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Time to walk doggo and listen to this one.

ErinSueMreads Soooooo many real tears!!! 1y
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Purplerosiepage
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Mehso-so

Carrie Fisher was brilliant, funny, self-deprecating, and honest. I wanted to like this book so much more than I did... ultimately, I‘m just sad that she‘s gone.

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LadyChristy
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I enjoyed this. Humorous, bracingly honest, and wonderfully candid - just like Carrie! I highly recommend you listen to this on audio, hearing Carrie posthumously reading her own words is so beautifully poignant.

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LadyChristy
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“And this, ladies and gentlemoons, is how my whole new Star Wars adventure began! Like an acid flashback, only intergalactic, in the moment, and essentially real!”

Okay, Carrie, I‘m hooked already! 🙌🏻😂

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goostafalapagus
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"kidding yourself doesn't require that you have a sense of humor. But a sense of humor comes in handy for almost everything else." - Carrie Fisher

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Q84
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟 THIS definitely didn't end up being anything what I thought. While funny at times and honest in a meaningful way at others, I found myself wanting it to be over.

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Deborah42
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Shortly before her death, Carrie Fisher found a journal she kept during the filming of a weird little space fantasy that no one thought would become a blockbuster. With humor and raw honesty, she recounts her experiences as a young actress in love with her much-older and married co-star, Harrison Ford.