Spare - Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex


By Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

  • Release Date: 2023-01-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 2,782 Ratings



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.



    By edie's iphone
    I’m Sooo Happy to read Someone’s Truth…..Sooo Real & Sooo Refreshing…especially in this World! May Harry, Meg, Archie, Lilibeth & Doria….Continue to Have Happiness! I Loved this Book! Wishing Harry Continued Great Endeavors, Always! ☮️ I Totally Recommend Reading This Book!
  • Long overdue

    By omals412
    Well done Harry. Thank you for being you and telling the truth. Your truth!
  • Pretty bad

    By lueck11
    Horrible read. I wanted to like Harry and this story going in but he seems to try too hard to incorporate a empathic/sympathetic narrative that leaves you felling cringy. Not all suffering is the same and perspective of suffering in different circumstances is different but come on man.
  • Emotionally Intelligent Prince

    By Ezparz
    I’ve never followed the Royals but read this as my wife said it was quite good. I have since read much criticism of the book and ALL the criticism seems to miss his point. He’s not slandering his family to create drama, or working on his “brand.” He’s expressing his pain and telling his side of the story of having lived in a traumatic and emotionally unavailable household, publicly, since birth. He’s done a lot of work to heal, to be true to himself, and poetically, to his mother; Princess Diana, who literally was driven to death by what still haunts Harry. Thus, he’s protecting his family from their possible future harm and this is the most Princely thing he could do. I found it gripping, well-written, self-deprecating, and a profound exposé of a cancerous relationship between the press and the Royal family. Bravo Harry.
  • Spare: tragedy to triumph

    By AKRN1
    For the little boy that became a man in front of us. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you hand your family find joy, and peace. Your mother would want that for you. And I’d like to think, you father and brother as well. For toy are living the life they can’t, heir to your own legacy. Blessed be.
  • Spare

    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

    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

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

    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.

    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.