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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Review: Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess

User Review  - Dale Stonehouse - Goodreads

This was a tough one to get through, perhaps because of the difficulty with which the princess approached life and her world. The premise that Diana suffered from borderline personality disorder is ... Read full review

Review: Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess

User Review  - Goodreads

Very biased in favor of Charles. Makes Diana look like she was so mentally ill she was completely mad. Too extreme, in my view. Totally absent is what kind of a husband Charles was, how he was ... 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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