Since Carrie Fisher’s death on December 27, 2016, her books have been flying off of bookstore shelves. Online retailers are working hard to manage customer orders and requests while publishers plan to reprint thousands of Fisher’s books. Her most popular titles include “Postcards from the Edge,” “Wishful Drinking,” and “The Princess Diarist.” Fisher’s books made Amazon’s top 10 “Movers and Shakers List.”
In addition to the most popular of her titles, she also authored “The Best Awful: A Novel,” “Shockaholic,” “Surrender the Pink,” and “Delusions of Grandma.” Fisher was a prolific writer who welcomed readers into her very personal life with her authorship. Readers most appreciate her humor, honesty, and transparency.
Fisher’s books highlight her struggles, triumphs, relationships, lifestyle, and the pain she suffered including her bout with mental illness and drug abuse, at various times in her life. Fisher’s book, “The Princess Diarist,” is her latest work released in November. Blue Rider Press published the book and is set to reprint 65,000 more copies for eager fans. Publisher Simon & Schuster plan to reprint thousands more of her works “Postcards from the Edge,” and “Wishful Drinking.”
Fisher wrote “Postcards from the Edge,” along with the screenplay for the film by the same name. The movie starred Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine, and focuses on Fisher’s battle with addiction. The film lends a humorous side to a very serious subject, which critics such as Roger Ebert appreciated.
Although Fisher has starred in various films over time, she is most widely known for her role as Princess Leia in the groundbreaking movie “Star Wars.” She portrayed the princess at the tender age of 20, and will forever be remembered and respected as one of the movie’s original cast members. Her long white neck gown and neatly assembled hair buns became iconic and instantly recognizable across generations.
Harrison Ford, who starred alongside Fisher in Star Wars as Hans Solo had this to say about his friend:
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original, funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.”
Steven Spielberg said,
“I have always stood in awe of Carrie. Her observations always made me laugh and gasp at the same time. She didn’t need The Force. She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship. I will miss her very much.”
Fans and celebrities worldwide were remembering Fisher with an outpouring of love and kind thoughts at the knowledge of her passing. In a rare and cruel twist of fate, Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds, passed away the following day. These are two of the world’s most legendary actors, and their artistry will live on forever. They are survived by Fisher’s daughter, and Reynolds’s granddaughter, actress Billy Lourd.
Fans can order Fisher’s books via Amazon here. Please note that some of the paperback editions are listed as “temporarily out of stock,” but are scheduled for reprint and will be available shortly. Kindle and hardcover editions are available in most of the titles. Fisher left a legacy of dedication to her craft, and of sharing her life in her own words with her fans. She will be greatly missed.
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