We often wonder who comes up with titles. We know that it can’t be easy to have to name a book, a song, or hell, even a website. We know how hard it can be. However for some people it seems to be easy.
For whomever thought of the title for Prince Harry‘s book, we take off our hats and bow to them.
Because it’s genius.
The title? Spare.
We are excited to announce the remarkably personal and emotionally powerful story of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.— Random House Group (@randomhouse) October 27, 2022
SPARE, the highly anticipated #PrinceHarryMemoir, will be published on January 10, 2023. Learn more at https://t.co/L0I4CT4flH pic.twitter.com/iqdBjBwkWE
His words. His story.
Four words that feel so powerful, because there is so much that we don’t know, but yet we judge. And do we think we’ll learn everything? No.
But what he has to say, we will read.
The website for the book, Prince Harry Memoir, lists all of the ways that you can preorder the book (we did so fast, you would have thought that we were trying to win a medal at the Olympics).
“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 Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.” the site reads.
“For Harry, this is that story at last.” it continues, “With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.”
And if you think that Harry is doing this for money for himself and his family, you’re wrong. Sure, he’ll get money, but the site says, “Prince Harry wishes to support British charities with donations from his proceeds from Spare. The Duke of Sussex has donated $1,500,000 to Sentebale, an organization he founded with Prince Seeiso in their mothers’ legacies, which supports vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS. Prince Harry will also donate to the non-profit organization WellChild in the amount of £300,000. WellChild, which he has been Royal patron of for fifteen years, makes it possible for children and young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.”
Say what you want about Prince Harry, but we firmly believe that this book will be powerful and help many with its words and its proceeds.