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The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
From Princess Leia herself: another brilliantly hilarious self-examination of her unlikely life and times. A thoroughly original and intimate memoir by the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking.
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Robotswithpersonality
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1/4 modern retrospective that sounds like a nightmare to an introvert, 1/4 background and getting cast that made me feel bad for actresses in general and Carrie in specific, and 1/2 getting into and being in a soul-emptying dalliance with her married co-worker.
I honestly thought it would be her perspective on various interactions with cast and crew, so if anyone knows of a book about early Star Wars BTS, I'd love a lighter, broader take.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Very revealing poem, in itself. Yikes. Well, it's good that time gave a new perspective, but kind of hard to avoid the fact that Carrie had a lot of self-esteem issues (not unlike a lot of young actresses, especially in earlier decades, probably) and apparently Harrison Ford is a cheater? [I am not one for celebrity gossip so it's possible both those things are very old news.] Are her other memoirs this raw?

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Robotswithpersonality
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I'm sorry, WHAT?! 😲

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SammyKat
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This book began because Carrie Fisher found her diaries from age 19, written as she filmed Return of the Jedi. She is an incandescently talented writer, witty and raw and poetic. She examines how Princess Leia began and reveals the bittersweet legacy of being forever entangled with her. She also (modestly) pulls back the curtain on her affair with Harrison Ford (who should've known better, but she gives him grace). 5/5

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mnjacques
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With being a Star Wars fans Carrie Fisher fan, I absolutely loved this. It was interesting to read what her experiences being Princess Laia were. Definitely recommend to Star Wars fans.

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SolaRaynor
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I enjoyed “The Princess Diarist“. It added insight to the filming of the first “Star Wars“ movie in 1976, as well as relationships between the actors and crew.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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I'll say it now, I've never been a die-hard fan of Star Wars. In fact, to be honest I always preferred Star Trek or StarGate, & I've never been a big fan of Carrie Fisher as I'm a bit too young for her to have a been a part of my childhood. Reading this has sort of left me feeling rather disappointed in all concerned. 2⭐

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Ash.on.the.line
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My #doublespin for the month! I read and listened to the audio. I connected with many of Fishers feelings here and plus I like a few behind the scene Star Wars tales! Pick for me and I want to get her other books for sure! Some of her diary entries were heart breaking.
#bookspinbingo
Trying to catch up with my reviews!

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TK-421
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“Even though you were running around and shooting guns, your hair absolutely could not be in #disarray. One had to look all neat and tidy while involved in the aerobic activity of saving the galaxy.” #QuotsyMay21

julesG Perfect quote for today! You nailed it! 2y
TK-421 @julesG Thanks! 😊 2y
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ncsufoxes
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Everyone in my house is a Star Wars fan, which means I‘m sort of one. This book was ok, some parts were interesting but she talked incessantly about her affair with a co-star. I was kind of hoping she would talk more about what it was like to be in this movie that became so huge (she touched on a little). This book gives me a #bookspinbingo for the month.

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
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Found this a couple months ago at a used bookstore. Hate the HUGE sticker but excited to read it. Featuring one of my few funkos.
I‘m trying to reacquaint myself with my TBR while on a book buying ban for the month.
#marchinthetitle21 #princeprincessinthetitle

AmyG Thise stuckers drive me nuts. Can‘t they make ones that easily peel off? (edited) 2y
ozma.of.oz @AmyG I have found that Goo Gone works really well getting book stickers off! Pulling off the sticker, then a q-tip dipped in Goo Gone works a treat. 👍🏻 2y
AmyG Thanks! 2y
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Moonprismpower
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Bookgoil Love this! And I love all her memoirs! 2y
wanderinglynn 💜 great quote! 2y
JaneyWaneyB What a spot on quote 💖 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! 🙌🏻❤️💪🏻 2y
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emmaturi
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I am a big Star Wars fan and Carrie Fisher too! This is nonfiction and she talks about how she got the part and her relationship with Harrison Ford. The actual diary entries are in the middle of the book and are about her feelings about the whole Harrison Ford situation. She talks also about her famous parents and is in general quite funny. #nonfiction

TheNeverendingTBR 👌👌👌👌👌 2y
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MeganMarieWrites
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I haven‘t read much this year. My last post (six months ago🤦🏻‍♀️) was about starting my final year of my program...which thanks to COVID, that didn‘t happen. Which is a bummer...but also meant I wasn‘t traveling cross country during a pandemic. So, there‘s that. Excited to sit down and read this one, as Star Wars has served as a sort of comfort blanket for me for the last few months; the movies, the shows, The Child.

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emmaturi
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I decided to read anther non-fiction book this month. I love the orginial Star Wars films and of course, just had to get this when I saw it in the shop. It is so good so far! #currentlyreading

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Bookish_Gal
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Mehso-so

4 years. Wow
The book was not what I expected. I was prepared and excited to read her new old diary. Totally ready for them. But this short book ended up being roughly 60% on explaining more of her 3-month affair with Harrison Ford , the other on comic con lap dances. she wanted to get her story out so nobody else can twist it. She is head over heels for in, where he didn‘t care. I learned a lot, like how she regrets it. Funny. Not my type of read

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Bookish_Gal
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I will always miss the Space Queen 👑 🌟
So now it‘s time to read her memories of the first Star Wars movies she was a part of and how much of a big deal those movies were. I am intrigued to get an insight into her thought processes as she herself processed what was going on with her young body and mind during casting and acting

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sprainedbrain
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I loved Carrie Fisher, and it‘s a treat to listen to her read her own books. She was hilarious, and this book was a captivating look at the filming of Star Wars, her brief affair with Harrison Ford, and being Leia for the years and years after—her voices for some of the people she met at various ComicCons had me 🤣. The reading of her actual SW diaries by her daughter Billie Lourd were a fascinating and surprisingly deep interlude.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie I did not know she had a daughter until this past week when I binge watched American Horror Story: Cult. Billie‘s in there as this usurping woman in an all female triangle whose brother is this scary cult leader. It was so good. 2y
sprainedbrain @Reggie I‘m at least 3 seasons behind on AHS. I need to catch up! 2y
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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Not my favorite of the memoirs I‘ve been reading lately, but Carrie Fisher was so funny, and it was great to see her feelings.

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BookishRedhead
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Gah this woman!
Even though I'm not a Star Wars fan, I really enjoyed stepping on set with Carrie.
I love when people find their lost diaries!

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twinkletoes74
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Love Carrie Fisher. Was so interesting reading about her life when she was filming Star Wars.

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CrowCAH
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#Sentimental #BoundTogetherJune

Carrie Fisher gets sentimental about her time while filming the original Star Wars movie.

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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Kristin_Reads
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May the Fourth... be with you! Loved the audio of this one!

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Skeeterisme
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Entertaining

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AvidReader25
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Fisher's sass is in full effect as she describes her time auditioning for and filming the first Star Wars movie. From a brief affair with Harrison Ford to attending comic cons to make money later in life, she is sincere and sarcastic in equal measures. I enjoyed it, but it also felt forgettable.

“Harrison answered. “You think you‘re less than you are. You‘re a smart hick.” And then, “You have the eyes of a doe and the balls of a samurai.”

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CrowCAH
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I started this #Audiobook today.

Already half way done and it‘s eye opening! Though, Carrie does seem like an unreliable narrator. But I did enjoy the story of how the “Leia buns” came to be!

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K.Wielechowski
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The section on her affair with Harrison Ford got a little long but the rest was good. It was wonderful hearing her voice again and hearing about her experiences filming A New Hope and subsequent Star Wars fandom. Billie did a fantastic job reading Carrie‘s actual diary entries.
#alwaysmyprincess

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Soubhiville
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Mehso-so

Thank you dear Misty for sending these sweet keychains for my Mr and I. You‘re so kind for thinking of us. We‘re healing a little at a time.

I just finished this memoir. It wasn‘t quite what I was hoping for. Instead of a peek into the set of filming the original Star Wars films, this is mostly Carrie‘s account of her affair with Harrison. I did enjoy Carrie‘s wit and sarcastic nature, which really came through in her reading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome ❤️❤️ 3y
kspenmoll Aaww- ❤️❤️ 3y
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Heatherfeather
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Erm, I feel like this was rambly and its only point was to talk at great length about her affair with Harrison Ford. BUT, I do quite like her writing and I found the actual journal entries to be intelligent, profound, and sad.

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LondElle89
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This was a delightful read. Not fantastic, but fans of Carrie will probably enjoy it. I just wish it focused more on the making of Star Wars rather than the affair. Yet, it was classic Carrie Fisher and fun to read. 3.5 out of 5.

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Eyelit
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Getting started on some late night #audiobaking so I can have something for the cookie exchange at book club tomorrow. I may not have finished the book, but I refuse to show up without baked goods to compensate. 🤣

Happy to have Carrie Fisher‘s voice in my ear as I mix and bake 😄

#litsyatxreaderssociety

Soubhiville Yay! See you tomorrow! 3y
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JoyBlue
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I didn't find this particularly funny or interesting, both of which I expected. Meh.

rubyslippersreads Neither did I, plus it‘s forever changed the way I feel about Harrison Ford. 3y
JoyBlue @rubyslippersreads Right?! 😢 3y
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AnansiGirl
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One of a kind #Hollywood actress.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Megabooks For sure! And lost too young! 3y
AnansiGirl @Megabooks @Cinfhen one of few famous people I cried over hearing the news that day. 3y
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lover.of.the.classics
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Thank you so much! I really enjoyed receiving this! And the reason the chocolate is not in the picture is because I have almost finished eating it! It‘s delicious!!! #SoaringScores

CrowCAH You‘re very welcome! 🥰 Glad you enjoyed the chocolate 🍫 !!! 3y
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ErraticElle
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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! 3y
TrishB Great graphic 😁 3y
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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. 👏👏👏 3y
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Merethebookgal
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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. 3y
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night_shift
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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! 3y
UwannaPublishme Miss her too... 3y
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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 👏👏👏 3y
squirrelbrain Amazing pic! ❤️ 3y
Soubhiville Wow that‘s so cool! 3y
Meaw_catlady You did amazing! Keep up the great work! Cool picture! 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And great photo! 3y
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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 👁️👁️ 3y
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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! 🙌🏻 4y
Scochrane26 I liked this book & want to read her others. 4y
monalyisha Oh! Good idea to set a hydration goal! I might have to steal that. 😉 4y
Cinfhen Impressive!!!! 4y
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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. 4y
StellaDz Omg where did you get that shirt?? 4y
Chrissyreadit I LOVE your shirt! 4y
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alysonimagines
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Yep. 👊📖💥

bookandbedandtea Ooooh! Where did you get that? 4y
alysonimagines @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! 4y
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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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