This October, Prince’s book titled The Beautiful Ones will be released featuring never before seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the memoir he began writing prior to his death.
The Amazon description of the book is as follows.
The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is composed of the memoir he was writing before his tragic death, pages that brings us into Prince’s childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us into Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album released, through a scrapbook of Prince’s writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that take us up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, as he retells the autobiography we’ve seen in the first three parts as a heroic journey.
Prince sadly passed away almost 3 years ago to this date at his Paisley Park mansion. He was working on the memoir at that time and the book was already announced. Three years later…and the book is almost ready to be published. It will be a treat for all of his fans to look back on the legend and his story from the very beginning. Pre-orders of the book are available now.