Carrie Fisher's Books Are Selling at Lightspeed

Meanwhile, Steve Martin is taking flak
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 29, 2016 11:21 AM CST
Carrie Fisher's Books Are Selling at Lightspeed
Carrie Fisher autographs her book "The Best Awful" at an event in 2004.   (John D. McHugh)

There's been a run on Carrie Fisher's books since the Star Wars actress and humorist died on Tuesday, reports the AP. Fisher's book, The Princess Diarist, was on top of Amazon's list of best-selling books on Wednesday. Wishful Drinking and Postcards From the Edge were also in Amazon's top 10, with Shockaholic ranked as No. 57. Five of the top 10 books on Amazon's "Movers and Shakers" list, which measures titles that show the greatest upward movement in sales over a 24-hour period, were by Fisher. That list also included Courtney Carbone's book, I Am a Princess, about Fisher's Princess Leia character, at No. 11. HBO, which is airing documentary Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher next year, added a New Year's Day showing of Fisher's one-woman stand-up special Wishful Drinking.

Meanwhile, comic Steve Martin found himself the topic of discussion online about a tweet that he posted, then deleted, that said: "When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher ... was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well." Martin received some online criticism for initially focusing on her appearance instead of her work, which in turn drew backlash for being a too sensitive reading of his tribute. (This tweet was also poorly received.)

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