Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess

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Signet, Jul 24, 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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An engrossing character study of the beautiful, brave, but psychologically bent princess who became an icon, by Vanity Fair contriduting editor Smith. Diana, her family, her friends, and the media who ... Read full review

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User Review  - BrokenSpines - LibraryThing

Forget the other 10,000 books on Diana. This is the real story -- of a poorly educated, shallow-minded ninny who took on more than she could handle and paid the ultimate price. Read full review

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Sally Bedell Smith is a historian and bestselling author of biographies of William S. Paley, Pamela Harriman, Diana Princess of Wales, John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Queen Elizabeth II. Smith is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She has worked at Time and The New York Times, where she was a cultural news reporter.

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