#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Discover the global phenomenon that tells an unforgettable story of love, loss, and healing.

"Compellingly artful . . . [a] blockbuster memoir."--The New Yorker (Best Books of the Year)

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.
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416 pages

Average rating: 7.04




Community Reviews

Jul 18, 2024
10/10 stars
I like Harry.

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Jul 01, 2024
3/10 stars
Long winded but appreciated his story
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Jun 21, 2024
7/10 stars
Amazing book about his life and how he struggled to create his own identity while at the same time struggling with the loss of his mother.
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Jun 09, 2024
7/10 stars
This book was great overall although it was a bit slow to start. I had to listen to the audiobook version which helped. The stories of the royal family were surprising and also not at the same time. You always want to be royalty until you read about what it truly entails.
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Jun 02, 2024
8/10 stars
Although I am Canadian, I really did not follow along with the Royals, and knew very little about Harry going into this book. I found it to be an honest and open book that is full of sadness, humour, love, and everything in between. I felt that Harry provided a look at his life that many would not see. It changed my perspective of him and left me with a tremendous respect for his honesty and personal hardships.
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