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Diana in search of herself

portrait of a troubled princess

by Sally Bedell Smith

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Published by Times Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-,
    • Princesses -- Great Britain -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-433) and index.

      StatementSally Bedell Smith.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA591.A45 D5365 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 451 p. :
      Number of Pages451
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL39657M
      ISBN 100812930304
      LC Control Number99029284

      She spoke those words three years into her marriage to Prince Charles, but her anguished confusion stayed with her to the end. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs. Diana's champions also tapped into a natural sympathy for her grievances against a royal family known to be aloof, chilly, and preoccupied by duty. Most books have been exercises in hagiography or character assassination, sometimes both in the same volume. The fairy tale, it was clear, had gone horribly wrong. Even those who knew Princess Diana will be surprised by author Sally Bedell Smith's insightful and haunting portrait of Diana's inner life.

      One gets the sense of a little girl abandoned early on by everyone in her immediate family. The book recounts how Diana searched for approval to bolster her shaky self-image throughout her entire life. She was very quick, and quick to sense what people wanted. This is storytelling at its very best, and also at its most important. Her beauty was singular, especially her big blue eyes, the most expressive of all facial features. Coverage of Diana often had as much to do with complicated turf wars between journalists as with the subject at hand.

      She was endowed with undeniable attributes. Drawing on scores of interviews with friends and associates who had not previously talked about Diana, Ms. From the beginning, Diana devoured everything written about her, and she viewed herself through the prism of the press. Diana emerges as neither demon nor saint. Even those who knew Princess Diana will be surprised by author Sally Bedell Smith's insightful and haunting portrait of Diana's inner life.


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Diana in search of herself book

While she received periodic treatment for some of her problems -- her eating disorder and her depression -- neither Diana nor anyone close to her came to grips with the full extent of her illness.

This is probably my favorite book about Princess Diana. Their share their reactions, their memories of the unprecedented outpouring of public mourning among the crowds, and their personal memories of her life and what she meant to them both then and now. Diana's penchant for playing with the truth is examined, as are her much-reported eating disorders, her infidelities -- and those of her husband -- as well as her search for personal truths that took her to the farthest edges of accepted medical practice.

When versions of an incident differ, the author appropriately presents as many sides as possible and withholds final judgment. The pictures are undated. In Diana's adult life, the circumstances of her birth -- "the girl who was supposed to be a boy" -- assumed enormous significance in her mind as the first of a series of rejections that would splinter her self-esteem.

I don't think she got over this fact, she was too vulnerable and sensitive as a result. When it was looser and softer, I think she was feeling better about herself. Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason? She was very quick, and quick to sense what people wanted. I want every woman I know to read it.

The Story of Diana first aired Aug. Smith relentlessly but convincingly portrays Diana as a woman with severe psychological problems characterized here as a ""borderline personality"" who never overcame a serious eating disorder and was unable to sustain relationships.

What follows is so perfect that to call it accidental defies belief. Though Smith acknowledges that the princess dearly loved her sons, she also describes occasions when Diana placed emotional demands on them that they were too young to handle. These are still available to watch online.

Diana emerges as neither demon nor saint. A family member familiar with the Spencer archives recalled, "I have never seen a single clipping. A sober authorized biography of the Prince by Jonathan Dimbleby did little to undercut the prejudices against Charles.

Author Andrew Morton, biographer of Princess Diana, in Perhaps if she had not married Prince Charles and lived as a ordinary person she could have resolved her problems and lived a safer, happier life. Most books have been exercises in hagiography or character assassination, sometimes both in the same volume.

Princess Diana TV programming, books to mark 20th anniversary of her death

There was not a sort of real center to her personality. She was very human and made bad choices like we all do. This special includes interviews with paparazzi who were present during her fatal car crash.Jun 21,  · Princess Diana tried and failed to handle overwhelming pressure Goodreads reviews for Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess USA Today's Best-Selling Books List.

It was Diana's view of the world, but the public came to accept the book as reality. The Wales marriage ruptured following the Morton book, polarizing opinion among friends and the public.

Most writers found it easier, and more appealing to their readers, to sympathize with Diana and demonize Charles. Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess Sally Bedell Smith, Author Times Books $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

Diana: In Her Own Words is a television documentary that was broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom on 6 August This film was produced by Kaboom Film and Television of the United Kingdom.

Diana in Search of Herself

The film includes footage of the late Diana, Princess of Wales discussing aspects of her personal life, including her marriage to Prince Charles which was recorded during conversations she Death: Operation Paget, Funeral, Conspiracy.

May 19,  · Author Sally Bedell Smith wrote in her book, Diana in Search of Herself, that Diana's friends revealed the photographs were a message "meant for one reader, Hasnat Khan," according to.

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