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Finding Freedom - Omid Scobie & Carolyn Durand

Finding Freedom

By Omid Scobie & Carolyn Durand

  • Release Date: 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 310 Ratings

Description

INSTANT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met. Finding Freedom is complete with full color photographs from Harry and Meghan’s courtship, wedding, Archie’s milestones, and many more unforgettable moments. 

When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world’s attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines—from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives—few know the true story of Harry and Meghan.

For the very first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.

With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.

Reviews

  • Weird

    2
    By Whitebow
    This book is a bizarre mixture of garbage and insight. For example, the author spends way too long on the idiotic and absurd rumor that Meghan faked her pregnancy. But she does offer insight into why the US and UK reacted differently to the Sussexes’ behavior, and calls out some of Meghan’s myth making (Proctor & Gamble didn’t really change their ad because of her). The book also badly needed an editor.
  • Drivel

    1
    By musicsnob2006
    A silly book about thin-skinned rich people.
  • Not What I Expected for a Meghan Fan

    1
    By Scrappysabre8
    It is clear this book was written to discredit and disrespect the Royal Family. If this is written supposedly from indirect resources, it really doesn’t seem that way. It truly seems too good to not be direct spoon-fed details from Meghan and Harry. Either that, or “friends” who blabbed personal details could only provide this kind of gossip. I’ve loved Meghan from her days in Suits...but this book cements a shallow, entitled, Hollywood mindset. This unfortunately does not pair Harry in a good light. I regret buying this. It really is a slap in the face to The Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William.
  • Finding Freedom

    5
    By M in Florida
    I purchased the book a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed reading about Harry and Meghan’s journey in Finding Freedom. It is heart breaking to see their struggles and desire to break free from an antiquated regimen (The Firm) of royals living off the back of British tax payers. It also blows my mind to read the book’s narrative on the British media’s unrelenting demonization on Meghan a hard working American Actress and woman of color who married a Prince rather than on Andrew a man who preys on young girls and disgraced The Firm. I’m purchasing hard copies of this book as birthday and Christmas gifts to support the author for having the courage to speak TRUTH. Hoping this couple and sweet baby Archie SURVIVE the exit and THRIVE in the process!
  • Finding Freedom

    5
    By Jackiezyon
    This is a wonderful book. It gives great insight into a otherwise closed society.
  • Predictable but Enjoyable Read

    4
    By apollopam
    With the rest of the world, I’ve been intrigued with H&M’s relationship since the public first learned of it. While I was already well-aware of the events that took place after their coming out, it was fascinating to read about their initial courtship, the many private trips they took, and the lengths that both of them would take to make their relationship work and kept under wraps in its early days. Additionally, it was fun to read about the tiny instances and passing facts that we would otherwise never hear about. This book essentially confirms what we were all waiting to hear: that the royal family was indeed quite cold to Meghan, that the media storm was relentless and had a huge toll on her behind closed doors, and that most of what we read in the headlines was blown out of proportion. Overall, while I would say that I didn’t learn as much as I had expected to from reading this book, it was a fast and enjoyable read!
  • Meghan and Harry can’t take a break

    5
    By Blahblah0625
    The racists have even tried to bomb a book written about them. Will never understand. Anyway, read this book. It’s positive :)
  • Enjoyed reading it

    5
    By Tanaz_do
    It really shows how much the media effects the lives of people who we think have it all! I enjoyed this book and if you’re a fan of M & H so will you. It stays true to facts.
  • Do NOT read

    1
    By LIBERAL ALERT
    Nothing new learned or discovered from reading this book. Author’s viewpoint was very one-sided and extremely liberal. So disappointing, so boring!!!
  • Finding Freedom

    5
    By LAToni
    It was positive and well written. To the bots who want to negativity affect the book’s ratings: Take a hike. It won’t work. This book is great.

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