Prince’s Memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ To Be Released This Fall

Ionic musician Prince died in 2016, but left behind lots of thoughts about his life and work. Prince: The Last Interview was published earlier this year, collecting interviews Prince conducted across his 40-year career. Now Random House has announced that it will be publishing Prince’s own memoir, The Beautiful Ones, this fall in collaboration with the Prince Estate.

The Beautiful Ones will contain the early pages of the memoir Prince started writing before his death, along with never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks, and original handwritten lyric sheets to Prince’s most famous songs (which he had kept at Paisley Park). Dan Piepenbring, the writer Prince had handpicked to collaborate on the project, will write the introduction.

The book will cover Prince’s childhood, his early days as a musician, and his journey to international stardom. Among the items included in the memoir will be his original handwritten treatment for his movie and album, Purple Rain.

The Beautiful Ones is scheduled for release on Oct. 29, 2019. 

Prince’s memoir to release this fall


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