Prince memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' coming out in the fall
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Prince memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' coming out in the fall

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death, "The Beautiful Ones," is due out in late October 2019. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.

Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that “The Beautiful Ones” will combine Prince’s unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his death, the book will include an introduction by New Yorker writer Dan Piepenbring, whom Prince had chosen to assist on the book.

Prince died in April 2016 at age 57.

According to Random House, “The Beautiful Ones” will track Prince’s life from childhood to the “cusp” of stardom. The book’s editor, Chris Jackson, said in a statement that “The Beautiful Ones” was a “genuinely moving and energizing literary work.”

Jackson’s other authors include Ta-Nehisi Coates and Trevor Noah.

Hillel Italie, The Associated Press


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