Meghan
From Andrew Morton, the New York Times bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story, comes a revealing, juicy, and inspiring biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress who won Prince Harry's heart. When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date in July 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead to their engagement in November 2017 and marriage in May 2018. Since then, our fascination with the woman who has smashed the royal mold has rocketed. So different from those coy brides of recent history, Meghan is confident, charismatic, and poised; her warm and affectionate engagement interview won the hearts of the world. In this first-ever biography of the duchess-to-be, acclaimed royal biographer Andrew Morton goes back to Meghan's roots to uncover the story of her childhood growing up in The Valley in Los Angeles, her studies at an all-girls Catholic school, and her fraught family life-a painful experience mirrored by Harry's own background. Morton also delves into her previous marriage and divorce in 2013, her struggles in Hollywood as her mixed heritage was time and again used against her, her big break in the hit TV show Suits, and her work for a humanitarian ambassador-the latter so reminiscent of Princess Diana's passions. Finally, we see how the royal romance played out across two continents but was kept fiercely secret, before the news finally broke and Meghan was thrust into the global media's spotlight like never before. Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton introduces us to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has already had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold.

Meghan Details

TitleMeghan
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 17th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
ISBN-139781538747353
Rating
GenreBiography, Nonfiction

Meghan Review

  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Meghan: A Hollywood Princess is the first of what I'm sure will be hundreds of Biographies written about Bi-Racial American actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle who on May 19 will marry England's Prince Harry. I am of course obsessed with Meghan, though I have yet to watch her former show Suits(its not on Hulu or Netflix) I plan on setting my alarm so I can wake up early to watch the wedding. I know Andrew Morton is a top Royal biographer but I think he should have maybe waited a little bit be Meghan: A Hollywood Princess is the first of what I'm sure will be hundreds of Biographies written about Bi-Racial American actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle who on May 19 will marry England's Prince Harry. I am of course obsessed with Meghan, though I have yet to watch her former show Suits(its not on Hulu or Netflix) I plan on setting my alarm so I can wake up early to watch the wedding. I know Andrew Morton is a top Royal biographer but I think he should have maybe waited a little bit before writing this book. Its a great book for those who know nothing about Meghan but for me it seemed like he copied articles from The Daily Mail and turned it into a book. He didn't interview any of her bitter and jealous family members ( her sister Samantha & brother Tom) or her bitter and jealous ex friends. Where was the dirt? I'm sure her sister Samantha would have talked to Andrew Morton for a free hamburger. That woman can't stand her younger, prettier, talented sibling. She can't say enough awful things about Meghan and nobody is going to buy her trash book so Andrew should have interviewed her. I gave this book 3 Stars because it was a fast read and it got me even more hyped for the wedding ( I can only watch The Crown so many times). I'm sure in a year or two we'll have more in depth biographies, because everyone loves Harry, Meghan is famous in her own right and because theirs is the last major Royal Wedding for a generation. So interest will remain high for years to come. Recommended for readers who can't wait for the wedding & people who loved her on Suits. Read-A-Thin May Reading Challenge: Read a new release.YA Bookaholics May Read-A-Thon.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    Realising I read an entire book on celebrity gossip has made me rethink my life choices.
  • Sheyla ✎
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book over the weekend in concomitance with the Royal Wedding. I'm sure I was one of the millions of people who got up early to watch Meghan Markle marry Prince Charming. Wait, I meant Prince Harry.Diana was one of my idols. Her death affected me dearly. Her life was cut so short leaving behind two small children. I've followed her sons' lives and their romances. Harry has always been my favorite. He doesn't have the pressure Will does so he has more freedom to be himself.When I lear I read this book over the weekend in concomitance with the Royal Wedding. I'm sure I was one of the millions of people who got up early to watch Meghan Markle marry Prince Charming. Wait, I meant Prince Harry.Diana was one of my idols. Her death affected me dearly. Her life was cut so short leaving behind two small children. I've followed her sons' lives and their romances. Harry has always been my favorite. He doesn't have the pressure Will does so he has more freedom to be himself.When I learned that Meghan was his girlfriend, I was so happy. Meghan was becoming a Princess, just like in the fairy tales. In real life, she's now a Duchess but still a pretty cool Cinderella love story with a twist. After all, she does have the mean half-siblings, Samantha and Thomas. The differences from Cinderella are multiple. Before Meghan married Harry, she was a successful actress. She had a good career, her own blog, over a million followers on social media and her philanthropy was already established. Andrew Morton wrote Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words and when I saw that he was writing one for Meghan, I was so excited. I wanted to know more about her life. I did learn more about Meghan's background, her childhood, her achievements and her career as an actress. Yet, I felt that there were too many holes in her life. Some parts were glossed over. Her marriage and divorce were two of them. At times, I also found the novel to be too dry or judgemental. Anyway, like I said earlier, I did learn more about her life before Harry and I look forward to seeing her in her new capacity as part of the royalty. I wish her a life full of love and success. Cliffhanger: No3/5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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  • L.A. Barnes
    January 1, 1970
    Morton has provided so little insight into Markle's life that I can't help but call this a cash grab of a book. His entire research seems to be 1) reading her old blog posts and 2) speaking to some very peripheral people in her life. That's it. He has nothing to share on Markle's first marriage or her divorce. He offers little about her first two years on Suits. She's cast and then a couple of pages later the show is established and in it's second or third season. And as a really awful bonus, Mo Morton has provided so little insight into Markle's life that I can't help but call this a cash grab of a book. His entire research seems to be 1) reading her old blog posts and 2) speaking to some very peripheral people in her life. That's it. He has nothing to share on Markle's first marriage or her divorce. He offers little about her first two years on Suits. She's cast and then a couple of pages later the show is established and in it's second or third season. And as a really awful bonus, Morton (a white British man) feels the need to explain racism in America. Some of these passages may come off as insightful but only because they are summaries of her blog. She is insightful on the subject on race. His additions offer nothing worthwhile.
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  • Lois
    January 1, 1970
    Largely unsubstantiated gossip and tabloid standard. I like gossip and am nosey. Honestly this was not really that good.
  • Amy Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    This biography wasn't at all what I expected and felt very thrown together (even the picture sections were opposite of where they should have been).I wanted to come out of this feeling like I knew more about the person but it was mostly tabloid info and the biographers opinion stated as fact. I was really disappointed at how poorly written this was. I don't care about which celebrities were at which events or how much everything costed with every little thing. This kind of filler info gutted the This biography wasn't at all what I expected and felt very thrown together (even the picture sections were opposite of where they should have been).I wanted to come out of this feeling like I knew more about the person but it was mostly tabloid info and the biographers opinion stated as fact. I was really disappointed at how poorly written this was. I don't care about which celebrities were at which events or how much everything costed with every little thing. This kind of filler info gutted the book of the substance in my opinion. I seriously thought about dnf-omg this book but my future MIL asked me to read it and sent her copy for me to borrow so I felt like I had to. There just wasn't enough story to fit behind the filler.
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  • Natasha
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a series of chapters based on Meghan's Blog,newspaper and magazine articles and not much more. However as someone living in Toronto where Meghan lived during her time filming Suits,is far from affluent. It's a middle class area not the Bridle Path where Toronto's rich and affluent live. Her family life is interesting but on the whole this book was just rushed and a bit boring.
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  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    Not only did Tom spend every waking minute with his daughter, in his own quirky fashion he tried to impose a little discipline on the somewhat laissez-faire household in order to protect his little "Flower." Though he had always said to his son that if he and his friends wanted to smoke weed they should do so only in the house, this instruction changed on the arrival of the baby. On one occasion Tom Junior and his friends were smoking a spliff in the sitting room while Meghan was in the nursery Not only did Tom spend every waking minute with his daughter, in his own quirky fashion he tried to impose a little discipline on the somewhat laissez-faire household in order to protect his little "Flower." Though he had always said to his son that if he and his friends wanted to smoke weed they should do so only in the house, this instruction changed on the arrival of the baby. On one occasion Tom Junior and his friends were smoking a spliff in the sitting room while Meghan was in the nursery crying. His father announced loudly that he was going upstairs to change her diaper. Shortly afterward he appeared in the sitting room carrying a full diaper. He joined the boys on the sofa, took a spoon out of his pocket and started eating the contents of the diaper. Grossed out, the boys fled the house. Only later did he reveal that he had earlier spooned chocolate pudding into a fresh diaper. It was his way of stopping the boys from smoking weed when Meghan was around.o.O
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  • farmwifetwo
    January 1, 1970
    Just what's been covered in the news.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars for Meghan: An American Princess by Andrew Morton. Since he boasts a lengthy list of having written other biographies of the royals, I had high hopes for this one. Interestingly, he included bits in which she was portrayed wonderfully (mainly in keeping with her empathic and compassionate nature, her humanitarian work) but also elements in which she was definitely portrayed as not-so-perfect (ditching friends as she got more famous, leaving her ex-husband callously). It's almost shocki 3.5 stars for Meghan: An American Princess by Andrew Morton. Since he boasts a lengthy list of having written other biographies of the royals, I had high hopes for this one. Interestingly, he included bits in which she was portrayed wonderfully (mainly in keeping with her empathic and compassionate nature, her humanitarian work) but also elements in which she was definitely portrayed as not-so-perfect (ditching friends as she got more famous, leaving her ex-husband callously). It's almost shocking to read her biography and see her portrayed not as a villain, but not perfectly either. He gave her a 3-dimensional real human side there. That said, I'm sure her take on leaving her ex-husband is different than how it was portrayed, and given that this was her bio, it would have been nice to read it from her perspective.
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  • Coco
    January 1, 1970
    Für mich persönlich ein wenig zu langatmig
  • Dana
    January 1, 1970
    Nothing groundbreaking, but a good enough audiobook to pass the time on my commute. I've liked her since the beginning of Suits, and Harry was my first ginger crush, so why not!
  • Ja'Nean Palacios
    January 1, 1970
    Meh. I much preferred the Lifetime movie, “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.”
  • Lucy-May
    January 1, 1970
    I felt this was a very balanced insight into Meghan's life before Harry, & a very positive look at how their relationship first blossomed. Some people think Meghan isn't fit to be royalty, but in my opinion she's everything I would want a princess to be. I throughly enjoyed this book & recommend it to anyone interested in Meghan. Extended Review: https://wp.me/p8MbIo-2zM
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Insipid
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Andrew Morton is usually the go to author on all things royal and he delivers a decent biography of Prince Harry's fiance, now new bride, Meghan Markle. Most of the information you can get on the internet but if you need it all fast in one read, here it is.Meghan is definitely a 21rst century Princess and an interesting person. The product of an African American mother and white father who met on the set of "General Hospital," Meghan was adored by her father who seemingly spent most of his money Andrew Morton is usually the go to author on all things royal and he delivers a decent biography of Prince Harry's fiance, now new bride, Meghan Markle. Most of the information you can get on the internet but if you need it all fast in one read, here it is.Meghan is definitely a 21rst century Princess and an interesting person. The product of an African American mother and white father who met on the set of "General Hospital," Meghan was adored by her father who seemingly spent most of his money educating the daughter of his second marriage. She attended private schools her whole live and majored in political science and theatre at Northwestern University. She is not a bit stupid and knows it. She worked her way to make it as an actress, (oh, excuse me, the book repeatedly points out she is a feminist, and thus calls her an actor.) and despite her father's connection in Hollywood, made it without a lot of help from anyone.From Hollywood standards, she was not much of a standout actress. Groomed and polished, she looked somewhat attractive, but she did not carry the looks and glam of an A list actress. She waffled around for many years not really cutting into the meat of the trade until she landed a role on "Suits." Suits producers asked cast members to start promoting the show on social media and she began to learn how to brand and promote herself online. She became so successful at this she had her own lifestyle blog called, "The Tig" and eventually was handled by a branding managing company. She could charge $20,000 an appearance and was by now also trying to make a name for herself in the humanitarian trade. Morton says the UN called Meghan but I have heard from her in an interview that she emailed them and asked to intern with them. She became the ambassador for women's rights and equality and Morton claims that after her big speech at the UN, she didn't do much for them as far as projects went. A few photo ops and that's it. She had better luck being hands on in projects after becoming a spokeswoman for "World Vision Canada."After reading about Meghan and listening to her in interviews, it is of no surprise that she is a mover and shaker in the media scene. She is fun, fresh, very intelligent and friendly. She has goals and knows what she wants. Unfortunately her relationships including a marriage suffered from her desire to purse her career goals. The self proclaimed feminist then met Prince Harry in a set up date and her future seemed sealed. Her marriage to Prince Henry will open a whole new world of opportunities to work in the humanitarian sphere plus be very very famous and live a jet setting life.I find it curious that such a self made woman would choose to marry into a family with known racism, sexism and is basically a system for controlling and protecting larges sums of money and great power. (Just read Morton's book on her mother in law, Diana, The Princess of Wales.) She will basically become a role that she can never have much influence over and never leave the family firm. Well, she can, but look what happened to Princess Diana and poor Fergie, who wandered into the church on their wedding alone and dazed by it all.She has surrendered her independence, citizenship, freedom and ability to be and do all to a man and his family. In return she receives his protection, money, power and must tow the line of a monarchy that does little but dress up in unflattering clothes and shake hands with commoners. I am curious to see how this will all turn out.
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  • Gigi
    January 1, 1970
    I truly am a fan of Meghan Markle. I have been for nearly a decade, long before Harry entered her life.That said, I am NOT a fan of this book.It's not so terrible that I would discourage everyone I know from reading it. However, it's important people know what they're getting: repackaged information from other sources, repetitive writing, and more speculation than is appropriate for a biography. For instance, sentences like "As she relived that fateful evening in her mind, she perhaps wondered i I truly am a fan of Meghan Markle. I have been for nearly a decade, long before Harry entered her life.That said, I am NOT a fan of this book.It's not so terrible that I would discourage everyone I know from reading it. However, it's important people know what they're getting: repackaged information from other sources, repetitive writing, and more speculation than is appropriate for a biography. For instance, sentences like "As she relived that fateful evening in her mind, she perhaps wondered if she had been too eager to accept his invitation to meet again the following day" can be found all throughout the book. I don't need the author to tell me what he suspects Meghan thought or felt at any point in time. I'm looking for information... for knowledge that is accurate, interesting, and new. I suspect the author rushed the book into print given how the date of the book release barely preceded the May wedding between Meghan and Harry. It feels like Mr. Morton is capable of better... and perhaps in time he will deliver something of higher quality.
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  • Kristin Contino
    January 1, 1970
    Morton paints a realistic picture of an ambitious and successful woman who achieved much in her life before ever meeting a prince. The background on her early family life was interesting, and I appreciated that Morton didn't shy away from some aspects of her personality one might find fault with. It did seem like he was conflicted as to whether he wanted to paint her as a do-gooder with a heart of gold or a social climber, though. But opinions seem to vary WILDLY here. While some of the informat Morton paints a realistic picture of an ambitious and successful woman who achieved much in her life before ever meeting a prince. The background on her early family life was interesting, and I appreciated that Morton didn't shy away from some aspects of her personality one might find fault with. It did seem like he was conflicted as to whether he wanted to paint her as a do-gooder with a heart of gold or a social climber, though. But opinions seem to vary WILDLY here. While some of the information will be familiar to royal fans, I definitely learned some new things about Meghan. I enjoyed the narration on Audible, too.
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  • Gwen
    January 1, 1970
    This is another biography of a member of the Royal Family by Andrew Morton, best known for his collaboration with Diana, Princess of Wales, on the 1992 biography, Diana: Her True Story. In this memoir, we learn more about Meghan Markle who married Prince Harry in May, 2018.While I enjoyed the book (it was certainly a fast read), I can’t say that there were any great revelations that I didn’t already know as I follow the Royal Family by reading biographies, following their Instagram account and n This is another biography of a member of the Royal Family by Andrew Morton, best known for his collaboration with Diana, Princess of Wales, on the 1992 biography, Diana: Her True Story. In this memoir, we learn more about Meghan Markle who married Prince Harry in May, 2018.While I enjoyed the book (it was certainly a fast read), I can’t say that there were any great revelations that I didn’t already know as I follow the Royal Family by reading biographies, following their Instagram account and news articles. I have just recently started watching the tv show Suits for which she is most known for and I was pleasantly surprised at how good she was in that show. I also give her credit for all the charity work that she did prior to meeting Harry. It certainly seems like this is a love match and as Harry will not be King (it would take a disaster to happen), hopefully they will be able to live a more private life than William and Kate.Enjoyable read – 3 stars.
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  • Bäumchen
    January 1, 1970
    Schon spannend, wenn eine Star-Biografie erstmal mit den Vorfahren anfängt, die Sklaven waren ... puts things in perspective. Thematisiert auch kritisch Rassismus und Sexismus, den Meghan erlebte. Leider liest sich der Rest wie 1 Lebenslauf und Einstellungsgespräch ... Meghan ist einfach andauernd ein superguter Mensch, immer und so. Sehr boring.
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  • Camilla Diloreto
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was happy to learn a little more about Meghan's early years and her acceptance into the royal family. It's a pretty light read and might not be enjoyed by those less than enthralled by all things royal.
  • Lorelei
    January 1, 1970
    Love it!!
  • Kend
    January 1, 1970
    A fairly tepid biography, which more or less reads like a combination of Meghan Markle's Wikipedia page plus some biographical material pulled straight from Ancestry.com. Maybe I'm being unfair to Andrew Morton, who has written many other biographies (many of which are well-liked), but this really reads like a rush job or the product of being fully phoned-in. Either that, or Markle's command and control over her friends and family is sublime in its completion; she has some practice, given her ca A fairly tepid biography, which more or less reads like a combination of Meghan Markle's Wikipedia page plus some biographical material pulled straight from Ancestry.com. Maybe I'm being unfair to Andrew Morton, who has written many other biographies (many of which are well-liked), but this really reads like a rush job or the product of being fully phoned-in. Either that, or Markle's command and control over her friends and family is sublime in its completion; she has some practice, given her carefully-curated and successful blog and social media platforms, now decommissioned. Or perhaps it's the Palace who's controlling the narrative; again, nothing new there if that's the case. Whatever the origin of the book's lack of telling details may be, even the scandals are thickly veneered in sickly-sweet propriety, and less racy elements of this biography are reduced to useless mush. If you're looking for the real Meghan Markle, you're not going to find her here--and you may not be able to find her anywhere. She comes off as someone sublimely and ruthlessly in control of her own narrative, which is perhaps exactly as it should be. I just wish I could get a well-rounded biography of THAT fascinating person.
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  • Maggie
    January 1, 1970
    Not as ghastly as I expected, but definitely bad.
  • Darlene Foster
    January 1, 1970
    Andrew Morton gives us an often contradictory sometimes confusing profile of the now Duchess of Sussex. On one hand Morton describes her as a philanthropist concerned about women's rights and the plight of the poor while on the other hand she's a cold calculating social climber. A portrait of this dichotomy leaves the reader with a sense that with Meghan it's all in the perspective of the person interviewed. Those left behind bitter about their experiences or those still in her good graces with Andrew Morton gives us an often contradictory sometimes confusing profile of the now Duchess of Sussex. On one hand Morton describes her as a philanthropist concerned about women's rights and the plight of the poor while on the other hand she's a cold calculating social climber. A portrait of this dichotomy leaves the reader with a sense that with Meghan it's all in the perspective of the person interviewed. Those left behind bitter about their experiences or those still in her good graces with only praises to sing. A woman who throws herself wholeheartedly into a cause, job, or friendship and then able to casually move on to the next rung on the ladder without one look back. While people by our very nature are complex creatures with layers like an onion Morton gives us no layers to peel back. Selfless or self serving, take your pick.
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  • Yusuf Nasrullah
    January 1, 1970
    Highly waffle-oriented book. Makes the subject far more interesting than she really is. Liked Morton's earlier books on Princess Diana and Tom Cruise, but this one is a half-hearted 'paid commission' undertaking. Meghan is neither beautiful nor gloriously nor particularly accomplished, and very few people have seen Suits or care about her career. This is an overwritten bag of air, the two stars are only for the delicious and tangential social commentary I enjoyed.
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  • Michelle Ruiz Andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Nothing too groundbreaking here. If you’ve read her relatives selling her out as a “social climber” to The Daily Mail, you pretty much get the jist. Morton’s is not a totally negative portrait of Meghan; there are glowing accounts of her as an excellent and kind model high school student and the most dignified of Deal or No Deal briefcase girls. But, a lot of fluff and no one who is actually still close to her that participated. ultimately I agree with the Fug Girls’ post reviewing this book, wh Nothing too groundbreaking here. If you’ve read her relatives selling her out as a “social climber” to The Daily Mail, you pretty much get the jist. Morton’s is not a totally negative portrait of Meghan; there are glowing accounts of her as an excellent and kind model high school student and the most dignified of Deal or No Deal briefcase girls. But, a lot of fluff and no one who is actually still close to her that participated. ultimately I agree with the Fug Girls’ post reviewing this book, which notes that it was rushed out to coincide with the royal wedding, and would have benefited from more time seeing what MM does in the monarchy. It’s not like she’s going to get less famous...
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  • Belinda Missen
    January 1, 1970
    The thing with Andrew Morton is, he scored an exclusive with Diana once, and now seems to be the go-to guy for royal biographies. Hence, his newest offering on Meghan Markle. There's nothing in this book that you can't write yourself by gluing a few issues of Who Weekly together. It reads exactly like a. rushed to print magazine article trying to get in before anyone else has the scoop, and is written in very simple, easy to understand language. At one point, Morton refers to Markle as a. thirst The thing with Andrew Morton is, he scored an exclusive with Diana once, and now seems to be the go-to guy for royal biographies. Hence, his newest offering on Meghan Markle. There's nothing in this book that you can't write yourself by gluing a few issues of Who Weekly together. It reads exactly like a. rushed to print magazine article trying to get in before anyone else has the scoop, and is written in very simple, easy to understand language. At one point, Morton refers to Markle as a. thirsty, ladder-climbing socialite. While glossing over this by focussing on her charitable and philanthropic endeavours, the reader can't help but feel there's still an underlying tone of bitterness. Stories of betrayal (because everyone has a Samantha, ready to throw them under a bus) are one sided, so I'm more than a week bit remiss to call this a comprehensive anything. Still, it kept me. occupied between London and Dubai, which is exactly what you want from an airport book.
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  • Eva Hechenberger
    January 1, 1970
    Vor Biografien schrecke ich im Normalfall eigentlich zurück, da ich immer im Hinterkopf habe, dass hier sehr viele Fakten und Zahlen kommen und sich so das ganze Buch dann doch zieht und langweilig wird. Bei dem Buch hier, bin ich aber dennoch nicht vorbeigekommen, denn Meghan & Harry sind ja momentan fast Dauergäste in den Medien und so wollte ich dann doch etwas mehr über Meghan erfahren.Andrew Morton war mir bekannt, zumindest sein Name, gelesen habe ich bisher noch nichts von ihm und ich Vor Biografien schrecke ich im Normalfall eigentlich zurück, da ich immer im Hinterkopf habe, dass hier sehr viele Fakten und Zahlen kommen und sich so das ganze Buch dann doch zieht und langweilig wird. Bei dem Buch hier, bin ich aber dennoch nicht vorbeigekommen, denn Meghan & Harry sind ja momentan fast Dauergäste in den Medien und so wollte ich dann doch etwas mehr über Meghan erfahren.Andrew Morton war mir bekannt, zumindest sein Name, gelesen habe ich bisher noch nichts von ihm und ich kann jetzt nach Ende des Buches sagen, dass mir seine Art zu schreiben sehr gefallen hat. Es scheint hier, dass er toll recherchiert hat, denn alles wirkte doch sehr realistisch auf mich und er hat das ganze dann doch auch sehr gut verpackt. Angefangen wurde natürlich in der Kindheit von Meghan und dann geht es durch bis in die Gegenwart. Beispielsweise erzählt der Autor, dass ihr Start in die Schauspielerei nicht so leicht war, denn oft wurden ihre Rollen gestrichen, sie aber hartnäckig blieb und sich so durchgesetzt hatte.Im großen und ganzen kann ich sagen, fand ich es toll, dass es so viele kleine Details gab und ich immer das Gefühl hatte, dass hier mit Menschen aus Meghans Leben gesprochen werden musste, denn sowas kann man nicht erfinden.Die Sache mit den Jahreszahlen war jetzt nicht so schlimm und ich fand das Buch war wirklich sehr gut zu lesen, denn es war gut verpackt.Was ich jetzt so erfahren habe, fand ich interessant und ich würde Meghan als sympathisch bezeichnen, denn sie scheint immer schon hilfsbereit gewesen zu sein und nicht erst seit Harry in ihr Leben getreten ist.Der Schreibstil des Autor war sehr locker und flüssig. Das Buch war sehr gut verständlich und ich fand es auch abschnittweise ganz spannend. Es gibt zwei Abschnitte mit Bildern, die ungefähr in der Mitte des Buches sind. Hier gibt es eine tolle Auswahl an Fotos aus den verschiedensten Abschnitten aus Meghans Leben.Das Cover passt zu einer Biografie, denn hier wird ja meist der Titelgeber abgebildet. Persönlich sind diese Cover nicht so nach meinem Geschmack.Zum Autor:Andrew Morton ist ein weltweit führender Celebrity-Experte und ausgewiesener Kenner der britischen Royals. Sein 1992 erschienener internationaler Bestseller “Diana – Ihre wahre Geschichte” war 58 Wochen in den Bestsellerlisten, wurde in 35 Sprachen übersetzt und inspirierte Filme, Dokumentationen und Reportagen über die königliche Familie.Andrew Morton wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet und lebt in London und Los Angeles.Quelle: VerlagFazit:4 von 5 Sterne. Interessante Biografie, die doch sehr unterhaltsam ist. Eine Empfehlung von mir für das Buch.
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  • Jasbr
    January 1, 1970
    Ich lese sehr selten Biografien, deswegen habe ich keinen Vergleich. Diese wollte ich als Royal-Fan aber auf keinen Fall verpassen.Das Buch beginnt erstmal mit der Vergangenheit von Meghan - und zwar mir ihren Ururur...großeltern. Diese Passage fand ich zwar interessant, weil es die Abstammung Meghans von ehemaligen Sklaven und europäischen Einwanderern beleuchtet wird. Allerdings war es auch an der ein oder anderen Stelle etwas langatmig und die vielen Namen und Verwandschaftsbeziehungen ziemli Ich lese sehr selten Biografien, deswegen habe ich keinen Vergleich. Diese wollte ich als Royal-Fan aber auf keinen Fall verpassen.Das Buch beginnt erstmal mit der Vergangenheit von Meghan - und zwar mir ihren Ururur...großeltern. Diese Passage fand ich zwar interessant, weil es die Abstammung Meghans von ehemaligen Sklaven und europäischen Einwanderern beleuchtet wird. Allerdings war es auch an der ein oder anderen Stelle etwas langatmig und die vielen Namen und Verwandschaftsbeziehungen ziemlich verwirrend.Schnell geht es zu Meghans Kindheit über. Sie wirkt wie das Mädchen von Nebenan, das unter der Trennung ihrer Eltern leidet, aber trotzdem sehr aktiv ist und sich für Dinge einsetzt, die ihr wichtig sind. Vieles weiß man schon, wenn man die Regenbogenpresse etwas verfolgt, aber es gibt auch einige neue Aspekte. Mir hat gefallen, dass auch viele Freunde Meghans zu Wort kamen. Natürlich ist alles sehr positiv, was über sie geschrieben wird.Das zieht sich auch durch die komplette Biografie. Die einzige Kritik, die zugelassen wird, sind die Äußerungen ihrer Schwester Samantha, die alles andere als schmeichelhaft sind. Diese werden aber auch sofort abgewiegelt und ihnen nicht viel Raum gegeben. Natürlich war mir bewusst, dass es ein sehr positives Buch über die Prinzessin wird, an der ein oder anderen Stelle hätte ich mir aber einen etwas kritischeren Blickwinkel gewünscht.Als die Liebesgeschichte der beiden dann losging, ist mein Herz aufgegangen: Es ist einfach sehr romantisch, eben wie in einem Märchen. Das hat mich dann wieder für die langatmigen Passagen am Anfang versöhnt.Inhaltlich endet das Buch kurz vor der Hochzeit der Beiden. Ich hatte deswegen das Gefühl, schon mehr zu wissen als der Autor :) Trotzdem wird es gut abgerundet.Ich habe das Buch der Reihe nach gelesen, da es chronologisch aufgebaut ist. Negativ ist mir hier aufgefallen, dass sich doch einige Infos mehrmals wiederholen. Das hätte ich nicht gebraucht.Positiv hervorzuheben sind allerdings die vielen Fotos, die in zwei "Blöcken" im Buch verteilt sind. So hatte man auch noch was zum Gucken, denn darunter waren auch alte Bilder, die ich noch nicht kannte.Insgesamt hat mir das Buch gut gefallen und ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass sich Biografien so leicht lesen lassen können. Trotzdem hatte ich einige kleine Kritikpunkte, deswegen gibt es von mir 4 Sterne!
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