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Carrie Fisher tells all–with a witty wink

/ 12:20 AM December 04, 2016

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is the latest star to write a “tell-all” book, “The Princess Diarist,” which hit bookstores last month.

The “hot to trot” memoir attracted readers with highlights of her film career, especially heretofore hush-hush details about her stellar romances, on and off the movie set.


Topping Fisher’s confessions was her admission that she had had a three-month affair with her “Star Wars” costar, Harrison Ford, who was quite a number of years her senior, and married at the time.


In another recollection, she revealed that her “Shampoo” costar, Warren Beatty, had “instructed” her to do one of their scenes bra-less, for a more natural and freer vibe.

She did as instructed, but stopped short of admitting to a flirtation with Beatty, a “famous” screen lothario.

If Fisher published “The Princess Diarist” to remind film fans of her stellar existence and currency, she succeeded.  Her book has been described as “funny and frequently touching,” and not at all a sleazy read, unlike some other stars’ more “sexational” confessions.

Readers have also praised Fisher for her witty way with words, citing felicitous turns of phrase in her book. For instance, she describes Harrison Ford as “a real Marlboro man. The type who pours out the beer and eats the can!”

Fisher’s confident and witty writing style may be a pleasant surprise for the uninitiated, but people in the know in the film biz are more clued-in, and remember that she has, in fact, written several screenplays in the past.

The most celebrated of them all is “Postcards from the Edge,” based on her novel with the same title.


The film was megged by Mike Nichols and topbilled Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid. Yes, there’s definitely much more to “Star Wars’” Princess Leia than meets the clueless eye!

The success of “The Princess Diarist” has made stars’ “true confessions” books the talk of Tinseltown again, so industry observers have been coming up with lists of the most “explosive” stellar tell-all tomes of all time.

One of the most enthusiastically cited is former child star Corey Feldman’s 2013 memoir, “Coreyography.” In it, he delved into drug addiction, child rape and befriending King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

He said that he and the late Corey Haim were victimized by pedophiles—but averred that Jackson wasn’t one of them.

Other celebrity “confessions”: “Strong Looks Better Naked” delves into Khloe Kardashian’s complicated relationship with Lamar Odom.

In her own “juicy” book, “How to Be a Bad Bitch,” Amber Rose shares “tested” tips on how to make it in the biz—and how to seduce men.

For her part, Tina Turner wrote a memoir, “I, Tina” that was later made into a film, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

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And “Mommie Dearest” was Christina Crawford’s shockingly unflattering depiction of her adoptive mom, movie queen Joan Crawford.

TAGS: biography, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Star Wars, tell-all, The Princess Diarist

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