Prince Harry’s Bold Memoir Has a Title and Pub Date

Penguin Random House will publish "Spare" in January 2023.

If reading more is one of your 2023 resolutions, then boy, do we have the perfect book for you! On Wednesday, Oct. 26, The New York Times announced that Prince Harry will be adding “author” to his resume come the new year. His juicy and heartfelt memoir has received an official title and release date. “Spare” will hit shelves in both North America and Britain on Jan. 10, 2023.

“Spare” will be published by Penguin Random House, who first announced the Duke of Sussex’s tell-all book in July 2021. In addition to physical and e-copies, Harry will be doing the audio for an abridged version of “Spare.”

“Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognized for his courage and openness. It is for that reason we’re excited to publish his honest and moving story,” the publishing giant’s CEO, Markus Dohle, said in a statement.

The 416-page book will cover a broad timeline of Harry’s life, beginning from his childhood and losing his mom, Princess Diana, at 12 years old, to being an Army pilot and marrying Meghan Markle and the expansion of their family with son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 1.

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“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story—the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned—I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think,” Prince Harry said in the statement release.

He continued, “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”

According to Page Six, Prince Harry received a sizable advance from Penguin Random House at the sum of about $20 million. People, however, reported that the Duke of Sussex is donating $1.5 million of his paycheck to Sentebale, his African HIV and AIDS charity, and around $320,000 to WellChild.

Add “Spare” to your 2023 TBR list, it’s sure to be compelling read!

Emily Weaver
Emily is a NYC-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer — though, she’ll never pass up the opportunity to talk about women’s health and sports (she thrives during the Olympics). Read more