Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess

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Signet, Aug 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 561 pages
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"Diana in Search of Herself tempts us to look again at the iconic princess, whose boundless charm, energy, and warmth contrasted wildly with her mood swings, bulimia, and shaky sense of self, all of which Smith addresses in this balanced analysis of the most charismatic member of the British royal family." --Elle"Smith has done the best any responsible writer can--she has taken a fairy-tale princess and rendered her as a believable woman who, borderline personality or not, is somehow more likable for her struggle against psychological troubles." --Atlanta Journal & Constitution"At once morbidly fascinating and profoundly sad...Princess Diana's life seems less a candle in the wind than an accident waiting to happen." --Boston Globe"A chilling vision of loneliness, need and untreated mentalillness." --USA Today"She offers a fascinating account of Diana's aristocratic upbringing...She also provides perhaps the fullest account to date of Diana's half-dozen or so love affairs." --Dallas Morning News"Compelling." --New York Daily News

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I've read several books about Diana as they came out over the years, and this one breaks the mould because it captures her severely compromised mental and emotional state as a human being while ... Read full review

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I would not read this book unless you are very emotionally strong, very depressing. Read full review

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Sally Bedell Smith is the author of "Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House, Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess, Reflected Glory: The Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman," and "In All His Glory: The Life and Times of William S. Paley and the Birth of Modern Broadcasting," A contributing editor at "Vanity Fair" since 1996, she previously worked at "Time" and "The New York Times," where she was a cultural news reporter. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Stephen. They have three grown children.

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