Book it: Prince's memoir due for release next year


What's purple and paisley and read all over?

Actually, we're not sure what it will look like but the book being written by Prince has the working title "The Beautiful Ones," and is reportedly slated for release in the fall of 2017.

USA Today reports Prince announced plans for the book while performing at a New York nightclub Friday evening, telling the crowd Random House had made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

The newspaper says the Purple One added that he's getting help on the project from "my brother Dan" who is "a good critic. He's not a 'yes' man, at all."

According to Pitchfork, Prince says the book will cover the time period from his first memory to his Super Bowl halftime show in 2007.

Rolling Stone is already calling it "one of the most anticipated memoirs in music history." (And that's a mighty long time, we might add.)

It will be published by the Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau. According to Rolling Stone, Spiegel & Grau executive editor Chris Jackson said in a statement "...we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice."

Before presenting the award for Album of the Year at the 2015 Grammys, Prince famously opined: "Like books and black lives, albums still matter."

The Associated Press says Prince asked his New York fans Friday night "You all still read books right?" and the crowd responded with a roar.

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