The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist

By Carrie Fisher

  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4
From 356 Ratings


This last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher is the crown jewel of ideal Star Wars gifts. The Princess Diarist is an intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time.

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. Before her passing, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon was 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. 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 one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.


  • 10/10 - reread about five times

    By JDB shawty
    it’s Carrie Fisher! anything of hers is incredible!
  • Update?

    By ⓖregglesMI
    I don’t like that the book has an update, but I’m not informed anywhere at as to what is being updated. I’d like specifics like chapter and specific text changes listed or whatever it is.
  • Different than her other work. More raw.

    By Ash.006
    This one felt really different from all of her other books. It was a little less funny and a little more raw. And I still loved it. It took me a year to read because I knew once I finished it there would be no more new words from her, but I’m glad I finally read it. Love this woman. RIP, Carrie! We miss you, #SpaceMom
  • Disappointing

    By rokinrev
    [This was a library book so it won't show as a verified purchase. I am voluntarily reviewing it] I was a big fan of Carrie Fisher. I am a huge fan of Star Wars:A New Hope. I am also a fan of first person memoirs... until.....this one I am giving this two stars for the pictures scattered throughout. However, the writing felt forced, in part because of her age at the time. The book was horrible! Not even the pictures saves it. Where is the Carrie Fisher of Postcards from the Edge? Was this bad because she was ill? So disappointing.
  • These aren’t the diaries you’re looking for

    By ccmcc33
    This is just a heads up for Star Wars diehards looking for some real insights or behind-the-scenes stuff from making the first film: look elsewhere. A more apt title for this one would have been Carrison: I Had an Affair With Harrison Ford and I Was Really Insecure About it. If you’re a huge Carrie Fisher fan, then this is probably worth a read for her voice and some personal, emotional memories. But if you’re hoping to learn much about shooting the movie, you’ll be very disappointed.
  • Enjoyed

    By Ljonesto
    I rarely read books, but being a Star Wars fan I was excited about this one. It's was nice to hear Carrie's perspective on events and retell memories I would have never known. Carrie will be missed.
  • Wonderful Insight

    By Oye Vey!
    Great read. Wonderful insight into Someone who's been in the public eye for 40 years.
  • Carrie Fisher was Amazing

    By KbCheetah
    Carrie Fisher as princess Leia in the Star Wars movies was one of the greatest movie characters ever. I loved princess Leia a lot. She was one of my favorite all time movie characters ever. We will miss Carrie so much.
  • Carrie Fisher's Princess Diarest

    By Megthedoglover
    Excellent book, it shows Carrie Fisher's youth and fling with Harrison Ford. I enjoyed every minute and moment of this book. It's sad that this is Carrie Fisher's last book due to her death. I would recommend this book if you idolize Carrie Fisher as the Princess Leia we all came to know and love.
  • Messy

    By elise taylor
    I have always loved the writings of Carrie Fisher. Her untimely passing was sad. However, this book was mostly weird ramblings sprinkled with vague details of her brief fling with Mr. Ford way back when. Honestly, it was kind of boring. Then suddenly the book ended. The first couple chapters are funny, but then goes downhill in my humble opinion. Not worth the $12.99 price I paid to download.