That I'm not going to read.
I am definitely not going to read.
This was an encouraging article to read as someone who is currently working on a book! It's really interesting though that books can in fact compete with other forms of media despite their plain jane delivery of content and the fact that they take way more effort to digest than others. I wonder if books will stay competitive in the future as tech gets better.
I definitely don’t get the appeal. Great article - I didn’t know he had a ghostwriter. Hmmmmm
Yes, I'll definitely read it because I'm interested in and intrigued by all things Royal Family, and I love following the ongoing saga. I've read many books about Queen Elizabeth, from her childhood to her marriage to her ascendance to the throne. Call me crazy, but I admit I'm fascinated. Just to be clear, I'm an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction, and I do resent a bit your attitude towards those of us who are interested in the Royal Family, especially Harry and William. We all have our guilty pleasures, and this is mine. Better to be reading "Spare" than watching soap operas or game shows!
No, not going to read, or at least, no plans at present, and I DID watch 3 seasons of The Crown, and used to think myself quite the royal gossip fan, being such an anglophile, but apparently my anglophilia is moving in other directions these days. But I can relate to the feeling. I didn't read Kite Runner, DaVinci Code or Angela's Ashes (not that I'm comparing these books to Spare or to each other on their literary merits, just widespread popularity) until LONG after the fuss died down. Just saying. Also, is anyone talking about how "spare" may have a slang meaning of "crazy"? PS Just finished Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. LOVED. Thank you, because without your column/blog I wouldn't have known about it. Currently reading Why Fish Don't Exist by Lulu Miller, because I know you want to know. 😎
Definitely not. I am unsure there is any value since he seems to have little insight into the complexities of all families or any interest in exploring his piece of the conflicts. As a therapist, I am so aware of hearing only one perspective and know that little changes when it is all about blaming the other. (I do like reading about the royal family, by the way, but this book just feels like revenge and a way too public airing of his pain and grievances. Feels sad and cringe inducing).
I could not agree with you more about the book of the moment! I am so not interested in the soap opera that Harry and Meghan seem to be obsessed with sharing with the world for their own financial gains! If they were truly sincere about creating positive changes to bring the royal family closer together and improve the conditions under which they live re the media, etc., they could have taken a much different path for doing so. Actually, I was surprised Oprah has been such a willing participant in this entire saga! I actually thought she had higher standards for making a positive difference in the world! Always appreciate and respect your insights and perspective, Mr. Warner, even when I don't agree with them, which is rare. Thank you for the difference you make for us readers!