Prince’s Official Memoir is Coming Out Later This Year

You’ll be able to read Prince’s life story later this year

A month before he died, Prince signed a book deal. That book, which will be a memoir, will now be released later in the year.

READ: “777-9311:” How Prince Gave Away His Best Song To The Band He Admired & Envied Most

This news was confirmed by Prince’s publishing agent, ICM PartnersEsther Newberg. In a podcast conversation with Variety, Newberg said that Prince worked with author Dan Piepenbring on the memoir. The legendary artist delivered about 50 handwritten pages to Piepenbring.  

READ: The Beautiful Ones: 10 Prince Stories You Need To Read

Newberg said she was able to strike a deal by bringing three editors to Prince’s Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis.

Speaking on the process, Newberg said:

It’s never been done before…Editors don’t like to be in the same room making their pitches to the same potential clients. We had to do it because I knew he would not want to meet individually with editors.

Newberg also said that there is a chance that there would be “reproductions of Prince’s longhand pages” in the memoir.

Source: Variety

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