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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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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 Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling--and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.
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TheAliceEvers
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This was fascinating to read. As I‘ve seen many mention, the middle section can get a bit tedious and repetitive but overall it was very engaging, simple writing and short, quick snippets of stories. Occasionally I would have wanted more detail, his lifestyle is so unique sometimes it‘s difficult to picture, but a great, broad stroke through his life and very touching and emotional in many places! Glad I read it and got to understand him more.

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KendallMorganHall
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I listened to the audiobook of this one. It is read by Harry. I enjoyed the book. The ghostwriter did an excellent job. The book and subject matter are compelling and the book is well-written.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Sneak peek of one of the books we will be giving away for #LitsyLove celebrating 5 years!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 Thank you to all of our members for making our group so special ❤️

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MatchlessMarie
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Ahh yes, BrainyQuote.com the great equalizer 😄

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FantasyChick
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I swear these colours match better on the paper 😂

Huge controversy over this one but I enjoyed it. I don't see the blatantant slander that it's been cracked up to - just a man telling *HIS* story. Some great anecdotes, some less than needed 🥶🥶 but an all out prettt good read

#Pantone2023 #Jumpstart2023 #BookspinBingo #ISpyBingo #Celebrity
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Clwojick I know! This happens a lot with the colours. They match so good in person, and then I put them side by side digitally and they‘re off 😂 Darn colourshifting colours. Lol 2d
TheAromaofBooks Lots of royal-family reading this month!! 😂 23h
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deeannloso
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Taking a short break from series reading. I‘ve been waiting to read this one for a while and now I‘m ready to dig in.

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Dragon
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Oh my goodness- my hold has come in ! It‘s time for bed but maybe I‘ll just listen for awhile - he has a lovely voice and you can tell he loved his Granny and Grandpa

nikirtehsuxlol I like this so far. His life is just soooo different and formal than anything I‘ve dealt with. But I can see hints of why he left all that… 10h
Dragon Thanks @nikirtehsuxlol I‘ve just started and his Pa has just told him the terrible news about his mother. It‘s heartbreaking 😢💚🐉 9h
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Erinreadsthebooks
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I really hope for a rebuttal from William because I‘m not buying some of the exchanges as Harry remembers them. He reminds me of the stereotypical youngest uncle that can‘t hold a job and drinks too much and dabbles in hard drugs. He tries hard occasionally but falters again after about a week on the wagon. That‘s not really what happens but the personality seems the same 😅. Despite skimming some parts, I couldn‘t put it down and enjoyed it!

Allyneedsbooks 🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂 2d
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Welp there are 4 things I know as I read this book so far. 1. Prince Harry should have got his butt whooped a few times for some of those high school antics 2. Prince Harry was not as sneaky as he thought 3. Affection is more valuable than money 4. Childhood tramua untreated will manifest later. I am only up to age 19 now. Can‘t read this book without chamomile tea or wine.
#therapy

CBee I‘m about at the same place you are and I have to say I agree, especially with the childhood trauma part. My goodness 😔 3d
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Jhullie
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I found it very well written and the narrator (Harry himself) was superb. Lots of things I didn‘t know, and quite a few insights into Royal protocol. I‘m not sure how much the truth was blurred or twisted but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless.

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intothehallofbooks
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Prince Harry really opened up about how his mother‘s death and its aftermath has traumatized him. I wish I knew a little less about his conflicts with the rest of the Royal Family. Some of it was uncomfortable to hear, like he was over-sharing. But I LOVED the stories about Meghan and their life together, and his memories of Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth. It was well-written and entertaining, and I was super into every minute of this listen.

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Bklover
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Okay, this is a little embarrassing but this is my favorite pick for January. Not going to be a classic, but this book fascinated and entertained me, so there you go.
#readingbracket2023

Angeles I have not read spare, memoirs are not my thing, but I have seen good reviews of the book. 5d
dariazeoli I thought it was a solid memoir! I am still firmly in the “they did the right thing” camp after reading it! 5d
Bklover @dariazeoli Me too! 4d
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swishandflick
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Dang, the crazy layoff situation at work and the hectic week that followed meant I didnt have time to listen to this before it was due. So I'm back at the bottom of the list. 3,076th in line to be exact 🤦🏽‍♀️

mcctrish I am practically in the same circle of hell as you waiting in my library queue 🤣🤣 5d
Laughterhp Wow! But it‘s only a 14 week wait! I feel like that‘s not that bad. 🤣 5d
BarbaraBB So popular?!?! 5d
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dabbe @mcctrish You can almost rap to this! 🤣❣️🤣 5d
marleed Well, just look at all those people recognizing the value of their public library! 5d
5feet.of.fury 😂😂 5d
rabbitprincess That is a LOT of people in line 😮 4d
swishandflick In fairness, I still have access to my Manhattan and Brooklyn library cards, so this is the Manhattan line which I SUPPOSE makes sense, lol @Laughterhp @BarbaraBB @marleed @5feet.of.fury @rabbitprincess 4d
marleed Oh I hope you get to hang on to those cards indefinitely! 4d
swishandflick @marleed I had to renew *right* before my move so I'll have them for at least another 3 years 😆 4d
marleed Oh cool, I left San Antonio just as my card was about to expire. I was able to renew it for their 2 year cycle. SAPL has an awesome e-lib which was great because it took me a while to figure the reciprocal library system here and to best use the various libraries to fit my desires (okay, it‘s Litsy so I can call the library - needs!). 4d
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Erinreadsthebooks
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“It was merely one man‘s self-justifying, self-centering version of events.” Umm, my first thought was how similar that sounds to what I‘m currently reading…🤔😕😒🤴

DimeryRene ^^^^ Yes! Exactly. 5d
Allyneedsbooks 🙄🙄🙄 4d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Well, I fell for the hype which was massive. I wish I had been spared from Spare by Prince Harry… I do feel for him losing his mother so tragically 💔 yes, the paparazzi are awful and relentless, but he‘s a grown man and shouldn‘t be whining so much. He comes across as bitter and jealous of his brother. 🤷🏻‍♀️He couldn‘t remember key dates and the Xbox wasn‘t released until 2001… just my #unpopularopinion

#LitsyLoveReads

Cortg This review reminded me of when my daughter was maybe 5 and said she didn‘t want to be famous because she didn‘t want the paparazzi following her everywhere 😂 I don‘t really have an interest in the book or the royal family drama so thank you for confirming that it‘ll be ok to skip over this one! FOMO can be hard sometimes. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I want to “spare” as many as possible 😂😂 and you are so right! 1w
MoonWitch94 I am halfway through, and I think his childhood trauma is really on display. Losing a parent early in life changes your growing process and you can really see his stunted growth. I‘m halfway through, and I think this book needed to be 100 pages shorter. 1w
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AmyG I am glad I didn‘t buy it. I have the audiobook reserved. I am guessing he will be a grandfather by the time it comes through. 🤣 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG nope because I‘m happy to send you this one!! Or would you rather listen to it? (edited) 1w
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks trauma affects memory and time accuracy which is what I think is going on. He‘s still very young in the scope of things. I hope he can heal. If this helped than I think it‘s okay. I do agree the book needed a bit of an edit. I think no one knows unless your in it. I think the two things can be true rule applies here. His truth is his. Williams truth is Williams. The truth is somewhere in the middle. 7d
MoonWitch94 @TheBookHippie I totally agree with you. Trauma is a bitch. And that‘s an important point: they each have their truths, and the factual truth is in the middle. I think he was really brave to write this and basically spill everything for the world to read. 6d
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Jaimelire
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Not sure how I feel about this book.

Lindy I‘m enjoying reading all the reviews of this. Saves me from FOMO. 😉 1w
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Zuhkeeyah
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So, I‘m not a fan of the British royal family which means I walked into this book with only headline knowledge.

Harry starts at the very beginning. He describes idyllic castle country life before it shatters with the loss of Princess Diana. The remaining pages are an overly detailed explanation of his life experiences as he rages about the constant slander published by the UK press. He was understandably traumatized by the public loss of his mom.

Zuhkeeyah I do have more respect for him after reading how hard he worked to serve his country. I also have more appreciation for the struggles he and Megan faced in the media before and after marriage. Overall, a thought provoking read that could be 100 pages shorter. 1w
MoonWitch94 I am halfway through, and feel like it should be shorter! I think his editors should‘ve had the foresight to do that for him. I know his ghost writer is excellent, but still. I do admire his honesty & strength to tell them all off, though. 1w
Zuhkeeyah @MoonWitch94 Agreed! It takes a lot to stand up to family let alone one that has the clout of the Windsors. I was surprised by how much the editors left in. There are a bunch of chapters that just didn‘t need to happen. 1w
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MoonWitch94 @Zuhkeeyah Agreed! Incredibly over shared & I think it actually hurt his creditability a bit. 1w
Zuhkeeyah @MoonWitch94 It has? Hmmm I guess I can see that. There is some whining going on and he doesn‘t manage to distance himself from the “party guy” label. 1w
MoonWitch94 @Zuhkeeyah Personally, I don‘t feel that it did, BUT many critics & journalists have said that. They claim it starts to feel “tabloid-like” and “childish”. I don‘t agree. But the literary world seems to think so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Bailedbailed

I fear I'm going to be in the minority here on this but I did not finish. I bailed. 😬 I gave it a valiant try - I did. As someone who lost a parent as a kid, I empathize with his grief, especially him not being allowed to grieve. But the rest was just...dare I say boring? 😬 I LOVE to read about the Royal family, especially the history. But this...I just couldn't stick with this one.

tpixie I don‘t like the obvious $$ grab - the reason behind this book. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m with you my friend!! I am struggling and I only have about 100 pages left! I‘m bored out of my mind, but I‘ve made it this far! I really hate I spent money on this! #UnpopularOpinion 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I thought it was boring as well. 1w
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CoverToCoverGirl I have the same unpopular opinion. I didn‘t bail, I finished it(library copy). It was boring at times. I ultimately think he will regret it. I agree with you @tpixie and some things just don‘t need to be shared. (edited) 1w
TheAliceEvers I‘m just over half way through and am finding the same thing - it‘s just getting all a bit samey now and I‘m not picking it up as much 😬 1w
intothehallofbooks I‘m listening to the audiobook only when driving to and from work, so it still feels exciting and interesting to me as it‘s only a small part of my reading life. I really like hearing him read it. Though I do have mixed feelings about the sibling aspects of it, and I can‘t believe how much I‘m having to hear about certain body parts—was not expecting that. I‘m about 1/2 thru. (edited) 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Motivation to finish this book today!! Coconut 🥥 cake 🎂

JessClark78 I love coconut cake. 😋 1w
mandarchy That looks good! Friday was National Chocolate Cake day (U.S.A.). I managed to read 2 books featuring chocolate cake without eating any. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mandarchy I didn‘t know that! 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Finishing up with Harry… finally getting to the part where he meets Meghan… it‘s been a long ride.

#Sharreadathon #LitsyLove #LitsyLoveReads

I will definitely be regifting this book! If interested drop a comment below telling me what you‘re reading 👑 🤴 🇬🇧

Kangaj1 Currently reading What I Carry by Jennifer Longo 1w
Cupcake12 Being a Brit, I haven‘t figured out if I want to read it yet! 1w
megnews Currently reading Dear Mr Knightley among others. 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 I would love to ask you so many questions about the royal family!! 1w
Cupcake12 Put them in your next letter 😀 1w
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OriginalCyn620
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Oh, I just want to give Harry a big hug! Meghan too. I didn‘t know the full extent of what Harry has had to endure, and it‘s heartbreaking and infuriating that he‘s been silenced by and unsupported by his family for his entire life. I hope he and Meghan can live out their lives in happiness.

#bookspinbingo - free space
#jumpstart2023
#pop23 - book I think my best friend would like
#booked2023 - new in 2023

Clwojick Great job! ⭐️💗 1w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1w
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Leftcoastzen
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I did audio, I drive soooo much. To be a Royal is to be a bird in a gilded cage.Of course everyone that remembers the 2 princes walking behind their mothers coffin feel a heavy sadness.Harry was hounded by the same “paps” that hound the entire family, & sometimes Harry‘s naïve indiscretions were spun out of control.Still between his military service, good works in Africa ,& finding Meghan, he‘s done his best to have an authentic life.

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Megabooks
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I don‘t know if I have much to add about this. It was fine. Large stretches were repetitive. (Press is bad. Press is evil. I hate the press.) The parts about his military service were interesting, and I couldn‘t help but appreciate the juicy bits, which I think he‘ll regret. But I‘m once again reminded of two things: I don‘t really love celebrity memoirs and even if you‘re famous, 40 is premature to write a 16 hour/400+ page one. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m still waiting for the juicy parts… agree with everything you said… I‘m on page 249 and really trying to finish it… 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
Megabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it gets juicier in the very last bit once he meets Meghan and talks about the fights he had with family about her. But yeah, it‘s a lot to wade through for a few good places. 1w
Kimberlone I wasn‘t going to read this at all but I surprisingly won a copy from a Goodreads giveaway (that I also assumed I wasn‘t going to win!), so I may now have some motivation to read it. I feel like I‘ve been spoiled enough on the major revelations already though…. 1w
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Cinfhen I found this one better than expected but I went in with LOW expectations and I do think he had a lot to share in terms of life experiences…more than other celebrity memoirs although I thought part two ( the military years) wayyyyyy too long 1w
Megabooks @Kimberlone yeah, there have been quite a few spoilers. I‘m glad I borrowed it from the library. 🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I think you and I are incapable of feeling the same way about books this year!! 😂🤣😂🤣 it‘ll be interesting to see how the rest of the year shakes out. 1w
swishandflick I feel like when it comes to how you and @Cinfhen feel about books, I can pretty much flip a coin on where I'll land 😂. The beauty of Litsy... making friends that you can discuss ALL the books with, even when we sometimes have different opinions ❤️ 4d
Cinfhen So true @swishandflick !!!! Where did u land on this one??? I know you were SUPER EXCITED for it💜 4d
swishandflick @Cinfhen I haven't finished!! My work world imploded and I've been so busy that I didn't get a chance to finish listening before the library snatched the audio back 😭 so now I'm back on the waitlist. So far I'm still pro Harry and Meghan so I was enjoying what I heard so far! 4d
Cinfhen Damn, Work!!! Glad you were enjoying @swishandflick hopefully your borrow comes through soon ❤️ 3d
Megabooks @swishandflick yes! @Cinfhen and I have been feeling differently about everything this year!! 😂😂 I‘m glad you‘re enjoying this, but I‘m sorry about the layoffs. The tech sector is CRAZY right now. 3d
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tjwill
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I watched Harry and Meghan between Christmas and New Years Eve, and then read this a couple days after it came out. I listened to the audiobook in just a few days. It was so interesting, and I‘ve never been someone who follows the royals‘ stories. He‘s my age, which makes it feel all the more surreal to me.

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Bookjunkie57
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Interesting but very long.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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DGRachel
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I neither loved nor hated this. It‘s definitely not the worst memoir I‘ve ever listened to. Prince Harry‘s experiences with the British Press are both heartbreaking and infuriating and the fact that the Palace is complicit makes me ill. On the other hand, I felt this lagged in places (was all of the time spent on the frostbitten penis really necessary?) and there is a bit of the petulant younger brother in some of the family stories.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Omg!! I totally agree!! 2w
deeannloso This is on my to read list. 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Carrying on with this one… I‘m determined to finish it in the next 2 days even though I‘m working 🙌🏻📚

#Sharreadathon
#LitsyLove

vlwelser 💄 is a unique bookmark. 😂 😘 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha!! I wanted to be unique ❤️💄 2w
UwannaPublishme Love that bookmark! 😂 2w
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘m going in!

Megabooks Just started too! 2w
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Bklover
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can‘t describe how much I loved this book. I wish him and his family all the best. The audiobook was wonderful!
#sharreadathon

Cinfhen Same!!!! 2w
BethM I did print but I very much agree! 2w
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limada
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This just left me feeling sad. I was angry through many of the pages, but in the end, I'm just sad. For Harry. But also for his entire family. He seems like he's still a lost boy, stalled at 12 years old. No one understands him (except Meghan), but he doesn't bother to understand anyone else either. #3-2023

Megabooks Yes, I‘m not very far in but he doesn‘t seem to want to understand anyone else (except Diana). 2w
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GingerAntics
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This journey was beautiful and wonderful. It was full of life, love, happiness and heartbreak. Clearly Harry feels very betrayed by his family, especially his father and brother. I‘m open to either or both of their sides of the stories, but from the sounds of it and from the action (or inaction really) volumes have already been spoken. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

GingerAntics The weird thing is, neither has refuted a word of this book, including accusations that they leaked private correspondences. Anyone saying he‘s bashing his family is full of it. Anyone who says he brags about killing people obviously read a much different book than I did. This is a book about Harry‘s life and the royal pressures he‘s lived with his entire life. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 2w
GingerAntics The truly heinous things the British press has done to him and the rest of his family is just appalling. The fact there is no accountability for any of it, even when it breaks the law, is worse. For that alone I completely understand why he left. The rift between him and his father and brother are just even more a reason to choose his wife and children over the madness he was experiencing in the UK. 2w
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Lizwarnerpdx
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Autobiographies are not my thing. But my husband bought this & it showed up in our shared library, so I read it. It‘s quite interesting and eye opening. Not the best writing, but heartfelt memories. Obviously the book will help find his life, but I also felt he came across as truthful. Really lowered the respect I have for other royal family members. I‘m glad they did what they did to stay safe and take care of themselves.

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Kristin_Reads
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🎧 1-21-23 || This felt like a bit of an over-share but what was I expecting? I‘m now most interested in the Pulitzer winning ghostwriter JR Moehringer, and after a bit more research on *him*, I want to read his other books including his own autobiography, The Tender Bar.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64217330.amp

dariazeoli He did a great job with Andre Agassi‘s memoir. I‘m not a tennis fan and I found it to be a great read. 2w
Kristin_Reads @dariazeoli Good to know! I have my eye on that one. 2w
MoonWitch94 Ohhh thanks for sharing! 2w
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Suet624 I liked Andre Agassi's memoir a lot. Very personal and accessible. I have The Tender Bar on my shelf waiting to be read. 2w
Kimzey I did like The Tender Bar when I read it years ago. 2w
Kristin_Reads @MoonWitch94 Of course! 😊 2w
Kristin_Reads @Suet624 @Kimzey Agassi‘s memoir and Tender Bar added to my TBR ✅ (edited) 2w
Megabooks Thanks for sharing the ghost writer‘s name. I‘m always curious about that. 2w
Leftcoastzen Tender Bar is one of my all time favorite books! 1w
Kristin_Reads @Leftcoastzen Ooh… good to know! 1w
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dariazeoli
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I‘ll take “Things I never expected to read about the Royals” for $200, Alex.

AlaMich 😂 2w
CBee What the….. 🫢🫢😂😂 2w
Ericalambbrown Huh?!?!? 2w
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Ericalambbrown You‘ve gotta slap a spoiler down here in the comments! I gotta know what this was about! 😆 2w
dariazeoli @Ericalambbrown Harry went to the North (or South?) poke right before William‘s wedding and got frostnip on his nose, ears… and southern extremity. The northern parts recovered but he was still feeling the effects down there as he waved William & Kate goodbye. I guess he felt poetic? 😬😁 2w
Ericalambbrown @dariazeoli Bwahahaha!!!! OMG! I shouldn‘t laugh, but . . . . Thank you! 😆 2w
marleed Your post wins the internet today! 2w
GingerAntics 😂🤣😂 same 2w
GingerAntics @dariazeoli @Ericalambbrown it was the North Pole before the wedding. The South Pole was later and apparently that time he had something called a “c*ck pillow.” Apparently these are little 🤷🏼‍♀️ thing (pillows?) that prevent frost nip in intimate places. There was far more discussion of his South Pole than I would ever imagine. 🤣😂🤣 2w
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics Sweet baby squirrel nuggets. . . I don‘t even know what to say 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Litsi
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Ignore the backdrop of palace grounds & you can hear dreadful music that‘s familiar to many. The Spare. The Plan B. The Extra. You are not enough. You were born not enough. Play the game and know your place. For sure people have it worse than Harry, but there‘s power in the universal story of the underdog. Anyhow a B actress and a palace misfit meet and the shoe fits. We never really believed things would be happy FORever after, did we?

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KristiAhlers
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Well it took me a few days (was working) but I have finally finished this. I will say it saddens me just how much and how seriously the loss of his mother affected him. I‘m also sad to realize that it appears no one paid attention to his spiral when it came to Diana. I wanted to go back in time and hug the little 9 year old he‘d been. That was my take away from this read.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Ok… I could have done without knowing all the details of his frostbite 😩😳 iyktyk!!

Bklover 😂😂😂😂😂 I agree! 2w
SheReadsAndWrites Oh dear - I'm not to that part yet. Maybe some glossing over those parts is in order...😬 2w
AsYouWish I saw a clip from a talk show of him talking about that - it was very awkward, 😂🤣 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SheReadsAndWrites I‘m glossing over some of the military stuff… I wish I had missed this!! 😫 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ugh, and it was so unnecessary. But I guess if you're a dude and you think your junk is gunna fall off, that would be a significant moment in your life. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
GingerAntics 😂🤣😂 I laughed through that one. Poor guy. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GingerAntics ikr!!!! I wouldn‘t be telling everyone!! 😂😂 2w
GingerAntics @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wondered about that, then I thought maybe he was just feeling like he was going to put it all out there. He got to control the narrative and how it went out, plus it answered a question apparently even the New York Times was asking, so 🤷🏼‍♀️. 2w
GingerAntics @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I suppose he wanted to put that “burning question” (no pun intended) to rest, and it would have been weirder to just throw that tidbit in, so he made it part of the narrative. Plus, of meant people were laughing about it instead of wondering where that came from. 2w
Sleepswithbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks …. This “frostbite” isn‘t near his dingle is it? I‘m starting to get a sneaking suspicion it is … 😮🙅🏻‍♀️❄️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GingerAntics haha! You are right! 2w
Sleepswithbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - Why would it be unprotected in the cold?? Boys are always fiddling around with those things and see what happens!! I‘ve literally said, “Please put your penis away” or “Remember- your penis belongs in your pants, not hanging out in the hallway” more time than I can count at my job!! You would think I work with pre-schoolers!!! 2w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion. I thought it was kind of boring. I found the Oprah interview more eye-opening.

vivastory I'm here for the unpopular opinion lol 2w
sarahbarnes I also have this unpopular opinion without even actually having read the book. 😂 2w
DGRachel Shh. Don‘t tell anyone, but I‘m struggling to finish it. I‘m half way through and I don‘t want to keep listening. I‘ve watched the Oprah interview and the Netflix documentary and I worried I‘ve reached my royal saturation point. 🤫 2w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @DGRachel I don't think he really adds anything more tbh. I was sad that NO ONE hugged him when his mom died, or that he thought she was in hiding until he was in his mid twenties. But other than that nothing really shocking in there. 2w
DGRachel OMG. Him thinking his mom was just in hiding broke me. That was so awful. 2w
Monica5 I have a friend reading this now, and she said the same things when I asked how she liked the book. I will probably still read it bc I like reading about the Royals. 2w
Jess_Read_This Not an unpopular opinion with me. I agree. I‘m sorry he feels the way he does and have compassion. However, fact checkers have debunked some of his claims. And for someone wanting privacy, the manner he goes about wanting privacy seems odd to me. 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Sneaking in a few pages 💙📚

#Sharreadathon
❤️ Sharon

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I hate I waited so long to watch this 👑 👸

https://youtu.be/CU7rJ0gmLSQ

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triplem80
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Pickpick

I generally don't care much for the royal family, but still checked this out from the library the day it came out! It was interesting to hear Harry tell his story (keeping in mind that there's more than one side to every story!), and it's obvious how much his mother's death traumatized him.

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FashionableObserver
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Pickpick

This book made me cry, laugh out loud, gasp, clench my fist in anger and frustration, and swoon. It has confirmed many things I long believed and showed me that things were even worse than I could‘ve ever imagined. This is the story of a man who took control of his life, who stood up for the love of his life and their children. Many others have tried to tell his story. Prince Harry has finally taken control of the narrative. Bravo! #IYKYK 👀😉

Bklover I‘m reading it now! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
FashionableObserver @Bklover I can‘t wait to hear what you think! It was so good!!! 2w
dariazeoli This is the best photo to go with a review ever 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 I nearly wet myself when I realised that was a tube of Elizabeth Arden cream!!! 😂🤣😂 2w
FashionableObserver @dariazeoli I couldn‘t help it. It had to be done. 😂😂😂 2w
GingerAntics @FashionableObserver let‘s be honest, if I had a tube of it, it would have been in the picture, too. 🤣😂🤣 It really did have to be done!!! 🧡🧡🧡 1w
FashionableObserver @GingerAntics And the wild thing is: the stuff actually works! I haven‘t had to use it in the manner that poor Harry did (for obvious reasons), but I use it on my cuticles and they are soft! 🤷🏾‍♀️🤣 1w
GingerAntics @FashionableObserver I‘m not going to lie, I‘m a bit curious. Did he go out and buy the stuff? Did he ask someone to get it for him? Did he just happen to have this laying around his house? Maybe he uses it on his cuticles! 1w
FashionableObserver @GingerAntics I had the exact same thought! Also, which one did he get? There are a few products in the 8 Hour line… 1w
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JennF13
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Pickpick

There once was a little boy who suffered the worst, most unimaginable tragedy and then had to find his way with little support and lots of media attention. It‘s a complicated family, in a complicated era and Harry is just one of them trying to find his way and do what he feels is right. Worth reading.

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HOTPock3tt
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Lots of revelations, just like you would expect. Some things I suspected were confirmed. I wish there was a bit more about Megan… but for those of us who are married interracially this hits close to home. More so than marriage, he covered a lot of events in his life.

Hopefully there is some resolution for him 😞💔
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

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Floresj
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You can‘t read 100 books a year and have them all be high brow. It‘s clear that Harry has PTSD from his mother‘s death, the constant harassment of the press, and living in a gilded cage. Parts were well written, while others were juvenile, and he admits not being literary. Engaging? Yes. Plenty to analyze? Yes. Snippets of the other royals? Yes. Drama? Yes. Made me a better person? Nope. Do I regret it? Not in the slightest.

britt_brooke Great review! 3w
MyNamesParadise I‘m excited to read this! And great review! 2w
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intothehallofbooks
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I love this graphic from my Audible Weekly Edit email. Such a great visual!

I‘ve been listening exclusively on my work commute so it‘s taking me a little longer than some to finish. It‘s so sad how he was very clearly traumatized by every aspect of his mother‘s death.

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IuliaC
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The books seems to be a very extended version of the Netflix documentary; it reads like the confession of a man who feels like he never got the opportunity to tell his side of the story and of a child who never really properly healed from the trauma of his mother's death. He sounds like a sensitive person who tried to change a system which has operated by strict rules for hundreds of years instead of adjusting to it and maybe was right not to...

GingerAntics More like thousands of years, but yeah. 2w
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Sara_Planz
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I was incredibly struck by how relatable this memoir was for me. Harry's struggle with his familial relationships and with finding his place in the family as well as in the world at large. This book chronicles his time as a young man who is forever changed by the tragic loss of his mother, to his ups and downs as an adolescent, to his pivotal time in the armed forces, serving his country and finding his passion for service.