Simon & Schuster
On Sale: November 1, 1996
Featuring: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
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In My Story, The Duchess of York writes about what it was
like to be a member of the most famous and most scrutinized
family in the world: Britain's Royal Family. In a voice that
is warm, strong, and always rueful, she tells of the events
that catapulted "a country girl" into a fairy-tale
existence, and about the dark forces - within both the
Palace and herself - that made it impossible to sustain. As
Sarah would soon discover, she was a natural person in a
world where spontaneity is hidden, a candid person in a
setting where truth could be hard to find.
In the end, she was ground down. Her marriage ended - not
because two people had stopped loving each other, but
because they were undermined by a ruthless tabloid press and
My Story is an insider's tale, written with remarkable
frankness. As she looks back on those gilt-edged years,
however, Sarah takes responsibility for "the trail of
destruction" that she left in her wake. Yes, there were
external elements that brought her great hurt, but her
greatest enemy was herself. Her own insecurities would
propel her out of public favor and into shame and disfavor.
After teetering on the brink of self-destruction, she has
found the inner power to pull herself back, then move ahead.
In the end, her story is one of recovery; it is affirmative
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