It’s Official. The World Loves Stories Told By Annoying, Ungrateful, Tone-Deaf Brits. Harry and Meghan have put a choke hold on news cycles for weeks. Their family hates them, Americans are sick of them, and there seem to be few media outlets they wouldn’t love to moan to about how mistreated they’ve been. Blah. Blah. Blah.
Meghan Markle and the artist formerly known as Prince Harry are a complete bore as a couple. However, America, Canada, and the UK seem to be intrigued by the ginger-haired royal rebel. Harry’s new book is a big hit.
His memoir called “Spare” has sold a whopping 1.4 million copies in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. On the very first day, it was on sale. Those are big boy numbers, which confirms what we’ve long suspected: people like reading about sex, drugs, and the killing of Taliban fighters.
Penguin Random House is the publishing company on cloud nine about historical sales. They have crushed all first-day record sales for any nonfiction book they have produced. Sorry, Barack Obama, that includes your book “A Promised Land,” which owned the old record.
The book came out on January 10 and was released globally in 16 languages.
Now, here’s the real proof that Harry is a baller in the publishing world — a lot of what was in the book wasn’t a secret. Booksellers in Spain ignored the strict embargo and started selling the book five days early. So tons of excerpts leaked.
Here’s the official word by the giddy PR peeps at Penguin Random House.
“Penguin Random House announced today the English language edition of ‘Spare,’ the memoir by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, sold more than 1,430,000 million units in all formats and editions in the United States, Canada, and the U.K. on the first day of its publication, Tuesday, January 10, 2023.”
Great, this is all we need — Harry and Meghan feeling vindicated.