Harry’s negro gets $ 1 million for his memoir: report
Prince Harry’s memoir should already be a ‘nightmare’ for the royal family – and his reported ghostwriter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author JR Moehringer, hasn’t even produced a first draft.
Royal Family watchers are in turmoil over the possibility that Harry is likely to set off more ‘truth bombs’ on the Royal Family, even after he and his wife, Meghan Markle, say after their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey that this would be their “final word” on their departure from royal life and relocating to the United States.
Reports have indicated that the Queen’s grandson had been secretly working on her revealing book for over a year – or rather, that Moehringer had been working on the memoir for so long. Yes, it looks like Harry has a negro, which is probably no surprise, considering he has never been known for his literary leanings.
Sixth page and other outlets, citing publishing insiders, said Harry may have received an advance of at least $ 20 million to produce a revealer. Page Six also said it was conceivable he would keep the lead, while issuing a statement saying he would donate all profits to charity.
Meanwhile, Moehringer, dubbed a “powerful ghost writer” for his work on the autobiographies of Andre Agassi and Nike co-founder Phil Knight, is receiving at least $ 1 million upfront, Page Six added. The book is expected to be released at the end of 2022.
The Daily Mail also reported that Moehringer, originally from New York, lives in Berkeley. Penguin Random House did not return an email soliciting comment on Harry’s advance, the work reported by Moehringer on the memoir and advance, or his residence.
Penguin Random House only issued a press release, with Harry’s statement, in which the Duke of Sussex said he would offer a “firsthand account of my life which is accurate and completely truthful”.
“I am writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he said.
Royal Watchers have accused Harry of trying to make more profit from his ties to the Royal Family while continuing to take steps that will only deepen the rift between him and his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, the prince william.
Royal author Phil Dampier wrote in The Express: “They will be desperate that Harry – no doubt prompted by Meghan – does not leave him alone for a while. … Harry wants to present himself as a mature father who has learned from his mistakes and has become a wise old man. But I’m afraid many other people will see this as another rewarding exercise at the expense of his blood family. “
Duncan Larcombe, a former royal correspondent for the Sun who wrote a biography of Harry, said the daily beast: “The truth is, in order to keep selling he has to talk about the Royal Family, because no one is going to pay huge sums of money for Harry’s theories about the nature of compassion.” … This is the stuff of nightmares for the palate.
In addition to the drama, reports say Harry gave the Queen, Charles and William little notice that he was working on a memoir. People magazine reported that he had given them “a warning”, but the Daily Mail said the notice only came “moments before it became public”.
The Sussex spokesperson told the BBC Harry should not get permission for the Buckingham Palace project, but if there was little notice it was another sign that his relationship with his family is still on. tense and did not improve during his visit to London earlier this month when he appeared with William in a brief ceremony to unveil a statue in honor of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Harry’s claim that the book will be ‘accurate and entirely true’ has raised eyebrows as well, as reporters have found inaccuracies or inconsistencies in what he and Meghan told Winfrey about their marriage, a royal title for his son Archie and in how Harry described his journey to seek mental health help.
As for the couple’s most inflammatory claim that the royal family is racist, the Queen said they took the claim seriously but replied laconically “memories may vary.” The other explosive claims include claims that the Royal Family are dysfunctional and caught in a cycle of “genetic pain and suffering” and that Charles was an emotionally deficient parent.
It would not be surprising to find Harry laying out these allegations in his memoir, as he said his book will recall “the ups and downs, the mistakes, the lessons learned” in his life in order to “show that no matter where. where we come from, we have more in common than we realize.
The person allegedly accused of putting Harry’s life story into words is Moehringer. The former Los Angeles Times reporter won a Pulitizer Prize in 2000 for writing a feature film, then wrote his own memoir, “The Tender Bar,” where he recounted being raised by his single mother in her grandfather’s house and meeting a group of characters in the bar. where his uncle worked.
“The Tender Bar” is being adapted into a film, directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck as Moehringer’s uncle. The Daily Mail has raised the possibility that Clooney, who attended Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018, introduced Moehringer to Harry.
Moehringer had already stood out as a ghostwriter for Agassi’s autobiography in 2009 “Open”. In a review, New York Times critic Janet Maslin commended Moehringer for writing his own “well done and expert” memoir, but said he applied his gift for storytelling and “slipped into telling someone else’s story” for capturing Agassi’s tendency to be egotistical and to see himself as “the only sun” in his universe.
Agassi said he offered to put Moehringer’s name on the book, but Moehringer refused, Maslin reported.
The Daily Beast said Moehringer’s choice for ghost writing for Harry’s book is “intriguing” in other respects. In “The Tender Bar,” Moehringer writes about being an alcoholic and his sobriety journey, while the books he has written for Agassi and Knight also explore their lives in addiction and recovery. “It will be interesting to see if Harry, who recently alluded to problematic alcohol and drug use, explores the subject further with the help of Moehringer,” the Daily Beast said.
In an interview with podcast host Dax Shepard, Harry explained how he dealt with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and her dysfunctional upbringing by “taking an (expletive) drug load and partying” in the twenteeth.