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ChocolateBox31
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Prince: The Beautiful Ones available October 29th!

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The Beautiful Ones Hardcover – October 29, 2019

by Prince (Author)



Links to pre-order purchase:

https://store.prince.com/...229_105206
https://www.amazon.com/dp...cOS87JCf2Y



From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.

Prince was a musical genius, one of the most talented, beloved, accomplished, popular, and acclaimed musicians in history. He was also a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, the greatest pop star of his era.


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The REAL book that PRINCE(r.i.p.) was born to make is FINALLY on it's way!!!!

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #1 posted 04/21/19 11:34am

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eek eek eek

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 04/21/19 11:59am

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Great photo...never seen before. Sounds like it could have promise if the added material is well done.
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Reply #3 posted 04/21/19 12:16pm

jjam

No official source on this.

Calling bullshit on this - and there's no way that will be the front page.

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Reply #4 posted 04/21/19 12:41pm

rnb

After reading Mayte and now Kim book about Prince- I CANNOT wait for Prince memoir! Based on what I have seen and heard about this book thus far - it sounds very promising! It appears that they put some thought behind this book since it wasn't completely finished by Prince. I just hope my assumption are correct! But so far so good - love the cover and I love the concept of the book!
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Reply #5 posted 04/21/19 3:19pm

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It is official. Saw link on Drfunkenberry's facebook page. That's where I got link from to paste. Drfunkenberry is a reliable source.

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Reply #6 posted 04/21/19 3:42pm

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[Off topic snip - luv4u]

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/19 3:56pm

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That cover has to be a fake. My 6 year old niece could have made a better cover lol. No cover listed on amazon so I believe info is real but that cover photo is trash.
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Reply #8 posted 04/21/19 4:00pm

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banishedones666 said:

That cover has to be a fake. My 6 year old niece could have made a better cover lol. No cover listed on amazon so I believe info is real but that cover photo is trash.



I was hoping it would look something like this.


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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
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Reply #9 posted 04/21/19 4:07pm

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Ok wow - so it is legit :-o

The next 6 months of speculation about content on here is going to be out of control err
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Reply #10 posted 04/21/19 4:09pm

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"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #11 posted 04/21/19 4:10pm

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It will be interesting to see what they’ve done with this. I’ll certainly get this one...
Life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last...
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Reply #12 posted 04/21/19 4:17pm

ladygirl99

I read off another site it is 288 pages and I can't wait and its about time. I love the cover so far.....

And also I love the cover because it show his natural and real side. I don't always want to see Prince dolled up.

[Edited 4/21/19 16:19pm]

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Reply #13 posted 04/21/19 4:28pm

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Can't wait for this! Just to read about him in his own words; even if he never got to finish it. Can you imagine the thread on it the day it drops???

Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
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Reply #14 posted 04/21/19 4:34pm

eugenius

Didn't he get only 50 pages into it? It'll be interesting if they release it the same way they released Kurt Cobain's journals: His own handwritten notes along with personal photos and such.

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Reply #15 posted 04/21/19 4:36pm

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ladygirl99 said:

I read off another site it is 288 pages and I can't wait and its about time. I love the cover so far.....

And also I love the cover because it show his natural and real side. I don't always want to see Prince dolled up.

[Edited 4/21/19 16:19pm]

Prince handed over 55 pages... The rest will be never before seen photos, notes, lyrics, etc...

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Reply #16 posted 04/21/19 4:37pm

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We finally get to read the 55 pages. biggrin biggrin I'm so happy right now.

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Reply #17 posted 04/21/19 4:50pm

TheTruth123

YYYYEEEEESSSSS!

THEY HEARD US!

THANK YOU!!!! 💜💜💜
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Reply #18 posted 04/21/19 4:54pm

Shockadelica9

Variety.com had an article with a lady who've read the book and she said half of the book he discusses his family genealogy. I love this because i love history
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Reply #19 posted 04/21/19 5:03pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

Ok wow - so it is legit eek The next 6 months of speculation about content on here is going to be out of control err


well, yes, because why would people actually read the press blurbs that explain what the contents
of the book are. that would be so un-org-like lol

no, instead we will get people who will be extremely pissed off come october 29 and they find out
that it's not 288 pages written by prince, but only perhaps 40 pages of his own writing, 10 pages
of pictures provided by him and the rest is fluffed out (hopefully in a beautiful, respectful way) to
document his life from a young age up to Purple Rain.

oh, and barnes and nobles links says only 256 pages in total. so yeah.


but regardless of whatever they fleshed this out with, it will be worth the price for however few
pages of prince's own writings. it'll still be a very interesting insight into what might have become
of his biography had he been able to finish it.




and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #20 posted 04/21/19 5:33pm

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Seahorsie said:

Can't wait for this! Just to read about him in his own words; even if he never got to finish it. Can you imagine the thread on it the day it drops???

We will have to do a book club on this book for sure.

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Reply #21 posted 04/21/19 6:04pm

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Listed on Amazon with an October 29, 2019 release date. Kindle $14.62 USD and Hardcover $30.00 USD.


From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.


Prince was a musical genius, one of the most talented, beloved, accomplished, popular, and acclaimed musicians in history. He was also a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, the greatest pop star of his era.

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.

The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his short but profound collaboration with Prince in his final months—a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated—and annotations that provide context to each of the book’s images.

This work is not just a tribute to Prince, but an original and energizing literary work, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image, his undying gift to the world.
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
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Reply #22 posted 04/21/19 6:18pm

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Yeah from what it seems this was what Prince was working on those last months-year, again I know people dont like to hear it but I do think he knew he was on borrowed time, with people dieing left and right we know from Tavis Smiley that Michael J dieing did effect Prince and though we dont think PRINCE was human, like a human getting older and noticing he is not able to do things he could be it because of pain or whatever, he was losing the only thing he could really do in life. So he may not of thought he was gonna die but i think Bowie dieing, Vanity dieing all these people going, getting older, in pain, and now this addiction that he thought he alone could overcome, I think what he was writing was an account of just who he was, and not all the stuff that happened after he blew up in the world, that person that got there. SO i hope people are not expecting details of relationships with Shelia and Wendy and Lisa stories etc...because I doubt anyone but family is gonna be in this book.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #23 posted 04/21/19 6:31pm

jennalynn

The cover for this is gorgeous, lovely photo choice, and oh my gosh it will be so exciting to see the content inside of the book! This one's getting pre-ordered for sure 💜 I'd love to see the parts Prince himself wrote intentionally for autobiography purposes especially, I can't wait to see his thoughts on his life!!!

~everything is a prince reference~
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Reply #24 posted 04/21/19 6:31pm

Shockadelica9

Here is the interview of the lady giving details of the memoir
Https://www.google.com/am...48341/amp/
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Reply #25 posted 04/21/19 7:38pm

nelcp777

Exciting

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Reply #26 posted 04/21/19 8:00pm

RJP1205

CANNOT WAIT!!! This will be the one and only Prince memoir book I'll be buying!!! 💜
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Reply #27 posted 04/21/19 8:11pm

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Cannot wait for this!!!
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Reply #28 posted 04/21/19 8:38pm

rogifan

So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?
Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #29 posted 04/21/19 8:53pm

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rogifan said:

So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?

I clicked the to purchase Amazon link and saw this:

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (October 29, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399589651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399589652
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 inches

And I was able to pre-order.

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