The book has been ghost written by JR Moehringera Pulitzer-winning author and journalist, who also ghost wrote Andre Agassi’s best-selling memoir, Open, published in 2009.
There are potential parallels. Moehringer has described how Agassi was drawn to him because of his own “complex, difficult” relationship with his father di lui, to which he could relate.
He described how Agassi told him “he knew the stories of his life but he didn’t know what they meant – or what the truths were about his life that he had been searching for”.
They started the process by having a “long really wonderful conversation about his life” which “worked like therapy”.
“He really dug deep and together we found patterns and themes in his life,” the writer told US radio station NPR in 2012.
“I was able to imagine what it would be like to have a father that you can’t relate to. And I also saw in him a fellow perfectionist, somebody who’s really hard on himself and has trouble recovering from mistakes, losses, setbacks. “
The Duke spoke last year about the “genetic pain” he feels was passed down through his family and his desire to “break the cycle”.
He has vowed to donate the proceeds of the book to charity and said he was “excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful”.