Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy for Spoken Word Album

Carrie Fisher has won her first Grammy posthumously. At the premiere ceremony at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, she received the award for best spoken word album for The Princess Diarist. This is her second nomination, the first was in the same category for Wishful Drinking. A talented wordsmith, Fisher has often written about her role as Leia Organa in the Star Wars universe and how it’s affected her life. The Princess Diarist, published in 2016 before Fisher’s death, is a memoir that includes entries from the diary she kept while filming Star Wars: A New Hope.

The book, which I highly recommend reading or listening to to Fisher read, is intimate, bold, and gives no shits. It was in this book that Fisher revealed she had an affair with Harrison Ford. She also talks about being a backup singer in her mother Debbie Reynolds‘ variety show, detailing what it was like to be on a film set at the age of 19, and her mental health struggles. Fisher’s honest, conversational, and blunt in the text.

Other nominees in the best spoken word album category include Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, Shelly Peiken, and Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo.

Have you read or listened to The Princess Diarist? Let us know in the comments.

Images: Lucasfilm, Blue Rider Press

Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. She likes Star Wars a little. Follow her on Twitter.

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