Carrie Fisher Wins “Best Spoken Word Album” Grammy for The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher has posthumously won the “Best Spoken Word Album” Grammy for her work on The Princess Diarist.

Her win comes in a category with tough competition that included Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo.

This is Fisher’s second nomination in the same category, her first being for the audio reading of her book, Wishful Drinking. In The Princess Diarist, released in 2016, Fisher recalls the stories she kept in a journal that include intimate behind the scenes stories from the filming of the 1977 hit film, Star Wars.

“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. And today, as she reprises her most iconic role for the latest Star Wars trilogy, 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 candour and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.” Bantam Press

On hearing of her win, long time friend and Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill, took to Twitter to congratulate the Grammy winner,

Others joined in on Twitter to send their “furry” congratulations.

Congratulations to Carrie Fisher on her Grammy win! Forever our Princess…

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