Prince's official memoir to be published this year

Music 17/04/2018

Prince's official memoir will be published near the end of this year, his literary agent confirmed.

It was announced in March 2016 with the title The Beautiful Ones and an original due date of last year. "You all still read books, right?" Prince asked an audience at a New York club at the time. "My brother Dan [Piepenbring, a journalist] is helping with it. He’s a good critic. That’s what I need. Not a yes man."

He added that the story begins with his earliest memory and goes “all the way to the Super Bowl,” which he played in 2007.

Literary agent Esther Newberg of ICM Partners told Variety in a new interview that by the time of Prince’s death at the age of 57, he had submitted about 50 handwritten pages, which could be reproduced in the book when it’s published.

Three editors presented pitches to Prince during the same meeting at his Paisley Park complex. “It’s never been done before,” Newberg said. “Editors don’t like to be in the same room making their pitches to the same potential clients. We had to do it because I knew he would not want to meet individually with editors.”

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock