Publisher Random House has announced their plans to publish The Beautiful Ones, the unfinished and “deeply personal” memoir.
The book, which was originally announced in 2016 just weeks before his death, details intimate moments of Prince’s life which spans from his childhood right up to his accidental overdose.
This is my first [book]. My brother Dan is helping me with it. He’s a good critic and that’s what I need. He’s not a ‘yes’ man at all and he’s really helping me get through this,” Prince previously said about the book. “We’re starting from the beginning from my first memory and hopefully we can go all the way up to the Super Bowl.”
While the memoir remains unfinished, it’s thought that the musician left behind around 50 pages of handwritten notes.
Random House described the book as “the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him”.
Chris Jackson, the editor of the book, said it is “a beautiful tribute to his life … It’s a treasure not just for Prince fans but for anyone who wants to see one of our greatest creative artists and original minds at work on his greatest creation: himself.”