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Thread started 09/30/16 9:52pm

AlexHahn

Possessed Excerpt

Hi, guys. I have gotten a lot of questions about re-releasing "Possessed: the Rise and Fall of Prince." Although I am not at this time planning a re-release, I am going to release slightly adapted excerpts on my Facebook group from time to time. I just posted the first one. Please feel free to check it out if you're interested.

As people some people may recall, I got a certain amount of criticism -- some of it pretty harsh -- when the book was released, and again upon returning to the org. I'll do my best to bear the slings and arrows, but would ask people to remember that we are all trying to communicate with one another and explore Prince's legacy and life. I hope there are room for multiple views without being too tough with each other. And as I mention in the excerpt itself, my views certainly have changed over the years. But enough people have asked about a re-release that I feel it is warranted to get parts of it out there.

For those that don't use Facebook, if anyone has a public website that they want to post the excerpt on, just let me know and I'll get you the excerpt.


https://www.facebook.com/...s/myseven/

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Reply #1 posted 09/30/16 10:25pm

luvgirl

I thought I saw another post here a few months ago where you said you were planning a re-release of this book. Am I mistaken?
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Sometimes I wish that life was never ending, but all good things they say never last. Love it isn't love until it's past. ~RIP my Prince~
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Reply #2 posted 10/01/16 2:33am

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AlexHahn said:

For those that don't use Facebook, if anyone has a public website that they want to post the excerpt on, just let me know and I'll get you the excerpt.

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You could always upload it to a service like https://www.scribd.com/ etc.

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Reply #3 posted 10/01/16 2:46am

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AlexHahn said:

For those that don't use Facebook, if anyone has a public website that they want to post the excerpt on, just let me know and I'll get you the excerpt.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/myseven/

I am reminded of this scene. (From .51)

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Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #4 posted 10/01/16 5:57am

PURPLEIZED3121

Hi, I read your intro & it truly gladdend my heart. Genuinley felt the warmth & respect that P so richly deserves. Truly hope that that tone is carried throughout the book.

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Reply #5 posted 10/01/16 8:42am

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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
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Reply #6 posted 10/01/16 11:48am

AlexHahn

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Hi, I read your intro & it truly gladdend my heart. Genuinley felt the warmth & respect that P so richly deserves. Truly hope that that tone is carried throughout the book.

Thank you very much.

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Reply #7 posted 10/02/16 4:11am

1Sasha

One of my favorite Prince videos. Thanks!

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Reply #8 posted 10/02/16 2:54pm

emby

I'm not able to open/access/save the pdf. Any other option?

“Nobody wants to read my Prince think piece” https://medium.com/@mary_beaulieu
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Reply #9 posted 10/03/16 8:23am

babynoz

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bluegangsta said:

AlexHahn said:

For those that don't use Facebook, if anyone has a public website that they want to post the excerpt on, just let me know and I'll get you the excerpt.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/myseven/

I am reminded of this scene. (From .51)

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Exactly. lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
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Reply #10 posted 10/03/16 5:06pm

AlexHahn

Again for the non-Facebook users, or for those that simply prefer a nicer layout, I have posted it at Medium at

https://medium.com/@alexhahnbills/prince-and-the-story-of-paisley-park-records-99f08ab8054#.jik7v43xx

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Reply #11 posted 10/05/16 12:08am

funkyprez

I read Possessed and actually thought it was fair and balanced, up until the period it was published (early 2000s). He had plenty of highs, which are captured nicely, but "fall" section does reflect that he wasn't infallible either. His struggles and foibles humanized him. Your book summarizes what I remembered about his career, and the roller coaster he took his fans on. I actually wished a few extra chapters could've been added about his life and career in the 2000s.
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