Prince Harry’s “Spare”

I read Prince Harry’s “Spare” in 17 hours.

Harry reminds me of Indiana Jones, going from one adventure to the next.

While at the North Pole, he suffered frostbite on his penis. How he sought treatment for his frostbitten penis is hilarious! He protected his penis better on his trip to the South Pole.

Harry has the killer instinct and is not squeamish about killing birds, bulls, and people. This contrasts with his humanitarian work with the wounded veterans of the military and the AIDS patients in Africa. The Invictus Games, which he established for wounded veterans, is his greatest achievement.

Harry is definitely not my type. He drinks alcohol, smokes marijuana, and ingests hallucinogens. He never graduated from university.

I much prefer his father, King Charles III, a university graduate, who appreciates Shakespeare, art, and architecture. He is definitely my type.

Charles had a delightful conversation with Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, one day during lunch. While dining on salmon sandwiches and pancakes, Charles said something quite extraordinary. He said that mermaids are seals, and when you sing to them, they will sing back to you. Charles wasn’t kidding. Meghan later found herself at sea and began singing to the seals. Lo and behold, the seals sang back to her. Incredible!

This is an outstanding book. It’s not solely about family trauma. I got my copy on Amazon.

Maria wants to read it next.

21 Responses to “Prince Harry’s “Spare””

  1. Iris Flavia Says:

    Ewww, he goes into such details?! LOL. I think every man would cringe reading that!
    He admits drug use and has no graduation?!
    Sad when families fall apart, though!

  2. AC Says:

    I guess he covers more than I had thought.

  3. DavidH Says:

    I am not a fan of Prince Harry. By birth he became rich and famous. I was born into a modest existence. Not poor, but one step above. To paraphrase Donald Trump “life is not fair”. Harry and myself are prime examples.

  4. Doug M Says:

    Gigi, I made a bet with myself last night that your Monday post would be about Prince Harry’s new book–I knew you’d have it read by now! I must admit I’m a bit surprised, I assumed you were a big admirer of his. I wonder if the rift between him and his family will ever be mended?

  5. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I’ve not read it yet — I’ve heard a lot on the shows and I’m sure that’s all the most sensational stuff. I’m looking forward to it eventually!

  6. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …I try not to think of this royal stuff.

  7. Olga Says:

    I have given up on reading memoirs of any sort. My favorite take on the royal family, though, is an older book — The Queen and I by Sue Townshend. I think I will try to find a copy of that to see if it is really as funny as the first time I read it.

  8. Christine Says:

    Thanks for sharing this news, I have seen Harry on most of the talk shows

  9. Lois Evensen Says:

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree with you. I am not going to read the book. I have no desire to encourage H&M by purchasing it, much less spend time on it. What I see and hear about them makes me embarrassed an American is involved in this fiasco. I loved Queen Elizabeth.

  10. Elephant's Child Says:

    I have no intention of reading the book. I am glad you found it interesting. I think it is self serving, and Harry and his wife are already privileged people.

  11. Valerie-Jael Says:

    This is one book I will not be reading! Have a great, new week, Valerie

  12. Beatrice Says:

    Thanks, Gigi, for your comments on the book which I have no interest in reading. For a couple that talk about invasion of privacy, both H&M seem more bent on attracting it, he more than herself these days. Many families have and even skeletons in the closet. Granted some are way more prominent than others. In this case, it seems airing their “secrets” makes at least one person feel justified in his anger.

  13. Linda Reeder Says:

    It’s interesting reading the comments here. I am surprised at how judgmental many seem to be.
    Thanks for your review. The book sounds more interesting than I thought it would be. Harry is certainly the most interesting of the royals.

  14. Hank Chapin Says:

    I’m sixty pages into “Spare,” and I’m surprised how killing is a theme. I’ve read a lot of the commentaries about the book, and you are the only one to focus on the KILLING theme. I was disturbed to discover he killed 25 people in Afghanistan. I don’t hang around with killers, frankly. Yet I have thought of Harry as my guy. We are both named Henry. The interview with Stephen Colbert may be the best interview of all time. It’s ridiculous that Harry believed his “Mummy” was still alive. I always thought he and William got along. I’m convinced that Harry could be King William’s right hand man and save the Monarchy, way better than a spare. He has the magic touch with the British public. I can’t stand his attitude towards books. I’m confused.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      I think less of Diana now after reading the book. Why was she in Paris with her boyfriend instead of being home in England with her sons? It seems she was absent a lot. Thank God Charles took care of the kids while she was globetrotting.

      If William and his family suddenly died of a contagious disease, then Harry would become King. How would Brits react to having a biracial Queen and to having a biracial Prince of Wales (Archie)? Somehow, I think this could lead to a revolt and the collapse of the monarchy due to racism.

      Yes, these are my vile thoughts at the moment. The book has had such a huge impact on me.

  15. DJan Says:

    I read most memoirs and will probably read this one eventually. But I’m in no hurry, and your review makes me even less anxious to read it right now.

  16. Rain Frances Says:

    Hi Gigi! Just wanted to drop by and say hello! I can imagine how interesting that book is, Harry is quite a character.

  17. Tom from Sightings Says:

    I’m no fan of the royals, but the book sounds pretty sensational. I’ll probably read it eventually but can wait until it’s available at the library.

  18. Nancy Chan Says:

    I like the floral arrangements. Simple yet beautiful.

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