Posted 74 days ago
COMMENTARY: If you are the CEO of Penguin Random House and the one that signed the ex-royal known as Prince Harry you, yes, even you, must be wondering what exactly you got for all those bucks. And the shareholders, looking at declining profits in a difficult market, may be looking at this laughable book as a ghastly mistake.
Pity the staff at the publisher who must be wondering where the ax will fall now that it's failed to hit the mark and recoup any initial costs from the multimillion-dollar dish out.
JR Moehringer is the ghostwriter with the dubious honor of having the willpower to sit and listen to the dross, all the while turning it into a book. He deserves a medal, and yet somehow has turned this into a potboiler that would make a 1940s Joan Crawford script seem like a Pulitzer Prize winner.
JR tries his best, but as we see page after page what stands out is this rip-roaring dullness of Prince Harry and his cable TV actress wife Meghan Markle, lost in a world of therapist speak and claptrap that is totally unrelatable to the wider audience.
Half the problem is the story, or lack of one. Harry is vastly privileged and can’t get over the fact that he managed to land, at best, a dubious B-list actress with an ill grip on reality. Now, people can claim what they wish, but Meghan Markle lying openly to the British courts about the involvement with "Finding Freedom" speaks volumes about her character and what this book reveals is that he believes anything and everything that is placed before him via Meghan Markle.
No matter how cheap the book is, and it's cheap now despite the bestseller lists, etc., where does Harry go from here? From attacking the queen to dishing on Kate Middleton, no stone is left unturned in regard to this dire story, but one has to wonder, where does Harry go next?
Let’s not forget his new Netflix show about leaders died quickly, and even the trashy reality TV show dropped out of the top 100 faster than the speed of light.
Make no mistake though, Meghan Markle is one hell of an actress. Yes, you heard right, after all she has convinced Harry of so many things, and he believes them.... (Read more)