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ISaidLifeIsJus
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Is There A Thread About Big Chick's Book?

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/20 12:09am

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Not yet.

So....from what I gather from other people's reactions elsewhere on the internets, there's an inappropriate title referencing coke, it's questionable if he planned to release this himself, there's some confusion over who he's talking about in sections and accuracy, and there's some tell all involving an alleged dust up between Prince and a drugged out Lisa.

Also the book was put our by Big Chick's (allegedly racist) heirs who got into a dispute with Prince over a house he owned that he was letting them live in.

[Edited 6/5/20 0:10am]

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Reply #2 posted 06/05/20 4:40am

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Sounds interesting....

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Reply #3 posted 06/05/20 5:56am

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Not interested.
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Reply #4 posted 06/05/20 8:21am

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lavendardrummachine said:

Not yet.

So....from what I gather from other people's reactions elsewhere on the internets, there's an inappropriate title referencing coke, it's questionable if he planned to release this himself, there's some confusion over who he's talking about in sections and accuracy, and there's some tell all involving an alleged dust up between Prince and a drugged out Lisa.

Also the book was put our by Big Chick's (allegedly racist) heirs who got into a dispute with Prince over a house he owned that he was letting them live in.



That's it in a nutshell!!

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Reply #5 posted 06/05/20 10:39am

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:


That's it in a nutshell!!


Oh good. I haven't read any excerpts, but it sounds...fun? And very self published.

Chick's wife Tina was around for a lot of it, so even if it's ghost written it's still got to be compelling. I'm picturing it looking and reading like a conspiracy book anyway, but Big Chick represents such a big part of the marketing brilliance for image of that period he was around and we really don't know nearly enough about how that happened.

I hope it covers working with AC/DC and his wrestling career too.



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[Edited 6/5/20 10:41am]

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Reply #6 posted 06/05/20 4:35pm

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The title of the book is "White Slave". It could mean he was a slave to coke, and/or a slave to Prince.


Evidently the book is bringing some drama up between Lisa and Prince, stating that Lisa did coke and ended up jumping on P's back and he bucked her off, or may have hit her??


It's suppose to be from Big Chick's diaries.


If Big Chick was on coke all the time, it would be hard to say if any of this is true or not.

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Reply #7 posted 06/09/20 12:10pm

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Reply #8 posted 06/12/20 10:57am

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PennyPurple said:

The title of the book is "White Slave". It could mean he was a slave to coke, and/or a slave to Prince.


Evidently the book is bringing some drama up between Lisa and Prince, stating that Lisa did coke and ended up jumping on P's back and he bucked her off, or may have hit her??


It's suppose to be from Big Chick's diaries.


If Big Chick was on coke all the time, it would be hard to say if any of this is true or not.

Yup.

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Reply #9 posted 06/13/20 12:34am

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PennyPurple said:

If Big Chick was on coke all the time, it would be hard to say if any of this is true or not.



Sure, coked out biographies don't get enough scrutiny for their credibility.

But I think the real issue is that when Prince's inner circle writes a book their credibility almost always gets attacked anyway.

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Reply #10 posted 07/20/20 2:52pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

Not yet.

So....from what I gather from other people's reactions elsewhere on the internets, there's an inappropriate title referencing coke, it's questionable if he planned to release this himself, there's some confusion over who he's talking about in sections and accuracy, and there's some tell all involving an alleged dust up between Prince and a drugged out Lisa.

Also the book was put our by Big Chick's (allegedly racist) heirs who got into a dispute with Prince over a house he owned that he was letting them live in.

[Edited 6/5/20 0:10am]

Allegedly racist? lol Have you seen his son's facebook page? I'm sorry but the Dude totally looks like he's going to join the next possible KKK rally.

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Reply #11 posted 07/26/20 12:34pm

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I kpeep meaning to get this book. SO much to do now in the Prince world!

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Reply #12 posted 07/27/20 1:27pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

PennyPurple said:

If Big Chick was on coke all the time, it would be hard to say if any of this is true or not.



Sure, coked out biographies don't get enough scrutiny for their credibility.

But I think the real issue is that when Prince's inner circle writes a book their credibility almost always gets attacked anyway.

Did you get to read the book? I thinks it's on par with Kim Berry's book. It's badly written, gossip and I doubt his credibility. There's one story in particular that seems so unbelievable. And not because I'm a prince fan, but because I've never heard anything similar from others. I'd love to ask Morris Day about that one specific "incident". I don't know how good he knows Lisa.....but maybe he could provide some insight. I don't trust Chicks words, because he sold a story back then when he was coked out. It's his own fault that he's not credible after that.

It also seemed like, in the middle of the book, that he blamed Prince for his addiction even tho we knew (If you read the book), that he started way before he even met Prince. It was like "Oh man Prince's lifestyle was so fast paced, that I really only could take it when I was high on coke". Like, take some responsibility for your own actions.

I'm tired of people complaining about Prince's work ethic, they act like he kept 'em captive and they had no other choice. But no one forced them to work for Prince. If it was too much to handle, leave. No money in the world is worth it if you think it's too much for you.

That's the two main complaints I have about this book.

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Reply #13 posted 08/03/20 5:28am

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"Oh man Prince's lifestyle was so fast paced, that I really only could take it when I was high on coke".

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to be fair, very few people had Prince's stamina and endurance. I can imagine that being on call 24/7 and severely sleep deprived, you'd be more likely to reach back for drugs that make you go on longer.

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Still, as you said, it was his own decision. I'm just saying that I can understand it, because there is no way I could hang with Prince for very long, I simply need my sleep. I have trouble enough with my two young daughters that I only have with me half the time. (not having done coke ever, I don't even have that to reach back to!) razz

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