Prince has announced he is writing a memoir titled The Beautiful Ones slated for fall 2017.
According to a press release, Prince’s publishers, Spiegel & Grau (a Random House imprint), describe his memoir as an “unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work – from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination, to the stories behind the music that changed the world.”
Pitchfork, who broke the title of Prince’s memoir which comes from the third track off Purple Rain, says it will span from his first memory to when he performed during Super Bowl XLI’s halftime show. The Beautiful Ones will be his first original memoir.
Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson said in a statement:
Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people—including me—for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives. Millions of words have been written about Prince—books and articles, essays and criticism—but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.