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Finding Freedom (With: Carolyn Durand) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endgame (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Omid Scobie
Omid Scobie was born in Wales in July of 1981 and he grew up in Oxford with his little brother and parents, a British marketing director dad and an Iranian social worker mom.

He went to Magdalen College School before entering the sixth form at Cherwell School in Oxford. At the London College of Communication, he studied journalism.

After a short stint at a British celebrity magazine, Omid became the European bureau chief on Us Weekly, the American celebrity and entertainment magazine, where he stayed for a decade. Part of his role at the magazine, was to report on royals. Then he became royal editor-at-large at Harper’s Bazaar and the royal contributor at ABC News, appearing regularly on Good Morning America and hosting HeirPod, the network’s royal podcast. As a result of these posts, he helps shape coverage for major royal events and breaking royal news.

Omid has become the authoritative voice on the younger members of the Royal Family and maintains a strong access to the Sussexes’ working world, extensively covering both their philanthropic work and lives. Along with spearheading exclusive coverage about major royal milestones (which includes the weddings of both the Sussexes and the Cambridges), Omid has traveled extensively with Kate and William and Meghan and Harry on their engagements in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Omid, as an advocate for more inclusive, diverse, and ethical media, is invited on a regular basis to speak at industry events and with journalism students.

“Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family” was published by HarperCollins in 2020. Within just five days it had sold over 31,000 copies in the United Kingdom and had secured the number one spot for hardback non-fiction on The Sunday Times bestseller list. The book was also one of the Top 10 Bestselling Royal Biographies of All Time. The book was re-released in paperback, featuring a new epilogue that covered the events of the past year, which includes the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Philip’s death, and their business and philanthropic endeavors through Archewell.

“Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2020. When the news about the budding romance between an American actress and a beloved English prince, it captured the attention of the world and it sparked this international media frenzy. However as the Duchess and Duke of Sussex have continued making headlines, from their engagement, wedding, and birth of Archie (their son) to their unprecedented choice to step away from their royal lives, few know the true story of Meghan and Harry.

“Finding Freedom”, for the very first time, goes beyond the headlines to reveal some unknown details of Meghan and Harry’s life together, dispelling the many misconceptions which plague the couple on either side of the pond. As the members of this select group of reporters which cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie have witnessed this young couple’s lives like few outsiders truly can.

With some unique access, having been written with the participation of those that are closest to this couple, this book is an up close, honest, and disarming portrait of an influential, forward-thinking, and confident couple that are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create this new path away from the spotlight, and are dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy which is sure to make a profound difference in the world.

This book focuses on a very tender and cute love story, and then on Meghan and Harry’s charitable endeavors as Meghan joins the Firm, and their leaving the Royal Family. Some readers felt the early romance of the book was their favorite part of the whole book, as it has some incredibly tender moments in it. Each chapter of the book was well told and interesting through all the stories being told and the careful research both of the authors did for the book, and you learn a great deal about the complexity of being a royal and making a change.

Here is a book that helps provide a bit of compassion to this situation Meghan and Harry have found themselves in. It helps prove the points that everybody deserves to be happy, and nobody has to be a prince just because you were born into it. As well as the fact that Harry wanted out well before Meghan came into the picture, but instead she just gave him a good reason to finally jump.

Carolyn and Omid take a much more empathetic and balanced approach to Meghan and Harry than they are usually portrayed in the tabloid press. These two were granted access to Meghan and Harry’s staff, close confidants, and even the Sussexes themselves, and the book is able to set the record straight in regards to some select incidents where the Sussexes were poorly depicted. But it is still critical of the couple in the places that they deserve said criticism.

Each chapter in the book is a self contained capsule that deals with an individual situation or idea concerning the couple. While there isn’t any major revelations, there is still some good fleshing out and debunking of a bunch of the sensational and salacious articles that have been written over the years about this couple.

“Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2023. On September 8, 2022, the world stood still while the news broke about Queen Elizabeth II’s death. Her death dismantled the protective shield that surrounded the world’s most famous family and it saw this long simmering crisis of confidence in the British monarchy start resurfacing.

Now, with some exclusive revelations, unique insight, and deep access, journalist Omid Scobie pulls the curtain back on this institution that’s in turmoil, exposing the family dysfunction, chaos, distrust, and draconian practices threatening its own future. This right here is the monarchy’s endgame. But do they have what it takes in order to save it?

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