Spare - Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

Spare

By Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

  • Release Date: 2023-01-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,554 Ratings)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.

For Harry, this is that story at last.

Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger, with loneliness—and, because he blamed the press for his mother’s death, he struggled to accept life in the spotlight.

At twenty-one, he joined the British Army. The discipline gave him structure, and two combat tours made him a hero at home. But he soon felt more lost than ever, suffering from post-traumatic stress and prone to crippling panic attacks. Above all, he couldn’t find true love. 

Then he met Meghan. The world was swept away by the couple’s cinematic romance and rejoiced in their fairy-tale wedding. But from the beginning, Harry and Meghan were preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Watching his wife suffer, their safety and mental health at risk, Harry saw no other way to prevent the tragedy of history repeating itself but to flee his mother country. Over the centuries, leaving the Royal Family was an act few had dared. The last to try, in fact, had been his mother. . . .

For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.

Reviews

  • Spare

    1
    By Bulbaboy
    Disgusted by how he spoke about the matron. He is filled with jealousy and blames everyone around him.
  • A great and very well-written story

    5
    By Anna111bbbb
    I cannot fathom how much effort this memoir took. It’s fantastic: vivid, sincere, vulnerable, sweet, heartbreaking, and sometimes funny. So great to see the real person underneath all the media fluff. Thank you to Harry and all his collaborators.
  • Save your money

    1
    By Peruvian Alex 0215
    A lot of rambling and fluff
  • Such a tragic childhood...

    5
    By Tresanon1
    A memoir hopefully with a continued happy ending. Altho he seems wildly self absorbed I suppose Harry has earned it...and it is a memoir so how else could he be? I so hope they manage to carve a wonderful life out of such a maelstrom of tragedy.
  • In awe.

    5
    By Mylor007
    No wonder it is the best-selling non-fiction book of all time. Who would have expected that from the Spare? What a candid look into not just a Prince’s life, but a boy so tragically moulded by his mother’s untimely, violent death and how it shaped his conscience as a man. Prince Harry, you have taught me a lot about what it means to be brave, what it means to be a family man and what it means to stand by what is right. History will remember you well. Well done.
  • Surprisingly Raw

    5
    By Peba112
    Incredibly open and honest. Harry, you’re richer than all the royals put together. God bless you both and your family.
  • Ty for sharing

    5
    By Mamitta!
    Love there story! Am glad he is better mentally keep up the good work hugs ❤️
  • An eye opener

    5
    By CRSN4EVER
    It is hard to fathom what it would be like to be royalty. Sure I’d expect it to be glamorous, exciting, and overwhelming. Sure l’d expect family drama, arguments, and disappointment. But WOW!
  • Love and hate

    5
    By Frequent flyer duo
    Can’t put this book down. I have to read the last part again. I was sad when I reached the acknowledgment part of the book. It changed many of my thoughts from what I saw on tabloid’s front pages. The royal family is just like any other dysfunctional families. And they are like many public figures they too want’s good publicities and reviews. Two brothers separated by unfortunate circumstances. Drawn apart by there own differences, fanned further away by their beloved wives and with the press cheering the distance between them. Both princes seemed to be betrayed by the very same people hired by the monarchy to serve and protect them.
  • Gutted and hopeful

    5
    By 49thstateintheUSA
    When you think of relating to a Prince, it seems an otherworldly ambition. But that is what Prince Harry has done with this work. I’ve wept for him and the Duchess, I’ve laughed, I’ve become vehemently angry, but most of all I’ve willingly become extremely endeared to someone I would’ve originally found extremely dissimilar. I hear his plight, I understand what others take as blaspheme I now see as a righteous indignation and completely acceptable. I’m thrilled to recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding and perspective of life as royal, which is overly glamorized and honestly more like an exhibit at an aquarium. Trapped in a glass case, drowning, while people tap unrelentingly.

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