Prince, pop visionary and possessor of the greatest passport photo in history, is finally giving the world what they want: a memoir. That’s right, people. “The Beautiful Ones”, the story of Prince’s life written by his own hand, will hit shelves in 2017. According to Rolling Stone, the “unconventional” book will cover his family history, his hits, and the “people, places and ideas that fired his imagination.”
In a statement, Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson expressed his excitement over the Random House publishing imprint getting the chance to bring the “Purple Rain” singer’s life to the people.
“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.”
Needless to say, this sure-to-be epic tome just shot to the top of every bookworm, Prince fan, and music history junkie’s must-read list. Now you just have to wait patiently for this printed piece of magic to actually arrive. 2017 feels so far away now.
(Via Rolling Stone)