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The Princess Diarist
By (author): Carrie Fisher Read by: Carrie Fisher Read by: Billie Lourd
9780399565557 CD-Audio English General Trade HUMOR / Form / Essays Nov 22, 2016
$42.00 CAD
Active 5.07 x 5.85 x 1.1 in Duration: 300 minutes Random House Audio Penguin Audio
 
GRAMMY Awards (Best Spoken Word Album) 2018, Winner
2018 GRAMMY® Winner for Best Spoken Word Album

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.   *PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016  *New York Times Bestseller *


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 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 the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

WIDE AUDIENCE: Fisher has a massive fan base, from her role in the Star War sagas (including the December 2015 sequel) to her numerous appearances on talk shows and on TV shows such as Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and CBS’s The Big Bang Theory.

BESTSELLER: A number of Fisher’s books, most recently Wishful Drinking, have become major New York Times bestsellers.

RE-TOOLING: By pub time, CarrieFisher.com will have been re-launched with state of the art comedy and audience-friendly features.

CROSS PROMOTION: Simultaneous publication with the Blue Rider Press hardcover.

Carrie Fisher was an author and actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. She appeared in countless other films, including Shampoo and When Harry Met Sally and wrote four bestselling novels: Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, as well as the memoirs Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking. She passed away in December 2016.

Author Residence: Los Angeles

Marketing: Tie in with Blue Rider’s plans:

National broadcast, print and online publicity

New York City and Los Angeles-based publicity and events

TV satellite tour

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Sales conference video from author

Book trailer

Assets for Carriefisher.com

Robust social media plan

Major print and online advertising for outlets such as People, PopSugar, Jezebel, and iO9.

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Publicity: Feature on PRH Audio website and in Audio e-newsletter

Praise for Carrie Fisher:

“[Fisher] has a talent for lacerating insight that masquerades as carefree self-deprecation…The effect, ultimately, is extraordinarily painful while being extremely entertaining…[S]he’s done her best to make sense of it all, and throughout, her humor has held up. In her own defiant manner, she’s fought the good fight.” - The Los Angeles Times

“She’s still funny as hell…Her stories bubble, bounce, and careen with an energy…Get someone to read this rollicking book aloud to you.” - Entertainment Weekly

“[T]here are also sparkling bons mots bespeaking [Carrie’s] quirky intelligence and sweetness. Spoken like a true princess.” - Elle

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