Prince to release memoir next year

The musician's first original book comes next autumn.
Prince has announced that he’s writing a memoir for release next year.



The book will be titled The Beautiful Ones, taking its name from that of a song from his 1984 album ‘Purple Rain’, and will span the period from his early life to his Super Bowl XLI halftime show performance in 2007.



Available via Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau next autumn, a press release describes it as: “an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work – from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination, to the stories behind the music that changed the world.”



Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson says: “Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people—including me—for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives. Millions of words have been written about Prince—books and articles, essays and criticism—but we’re thrilled to be publishing Prince’s powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.”

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