Prince’s memoir is finally coming out next month. “The Beautiful Ones” is set to drop October 29th, featuring 50 handwritten pages completed by the rock legend prior to his passing in 2016. According to “New Yorker” writer Dan Piepenbring, who Prince personally picked to co-author the book, the singer wanted it to be “the biggest music book of all time.”
Piepenbring says much of the handwritten Prince material is personal in nature. “He’d written about his childhood and adolescence in Minneapolis, starting with his first memory, his mother winking at him,” he shares. “He recalled his favorite of his father’s shirts, the way his parents outdid each other sartorially. He summoned up his first kiss, playing house with a girl in his neighborhood. He described the epilepsy he suffered as a child.”
And Prince saw the book as being available for a finite period of time, with Piepenbring noting he wanted complete ownership and to “reserve the right to pull the book from shelves, permanently, at any time in the future, should he ever feel that it no longer reflected who he was.”
Fans can pre-order the book here.
Source: New Yorker