The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death officially has a release date.
Random House confirmed this week that “The Beautiful Ones,” which was announced just weeks before his untimely death April 21, 2016, will be released more than three years later on October 29, 2019. The 288-page memoir will include rare photos, lyrics, and scrapbook clippings from Prince’s career.
“‘The Beautiful Ones” is a deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know – “a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him,” Random House said in the announcement.
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We're honored to be publishing Prince's unfinished memoir on October 29th. THE BEAUTIFUL ONES is a deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him. Link in bio to learn more & pre-order your copy. #TheBeautifulOnes #Prince #memoir #bookstagram #newrelease #instabook #PrinceRogersNelson #igbooks #igreads
“The book will span from Prince’s childhood to his early years as a musician to the cusp of international stardom, using Prince’s own writings, a scrapbook of his personal photos, and the original handwritten lyric sheets for many of his most iconic songs, which he kept at Paisley Park. The book depicts Prince’s evolution through deeply revealing, never-before-shared images and memories and culminates with his original handwritten treatment for his masterwork, ‘Purple Rain.'”
Dan Piepenbring, who Prince chose as a collaborator, wrote an introduction for the book, which will touch on the iconic artist’s final days.