Prince’s Posthumous Memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ Is Ready For Release

33-year-old Dan Piepenbring was personally selected by Prince to collaborate on his first memoir. However the superstar’s shocking death while the book was in its early stages caused the project to be temporarily put on hold. 

When Prince died on April 21, 2016 of an accidental drug overdose, his estate ultimately decided to continue with the memoir, allowing Piepenbring and his publishing team free access to his beloved Paisley Park, including the contents of his vault.

Now, the highly anticipated collaboration, “The Beautiful Ones,” is ready for Prince fans to explore, and will be released on Tuesday, October 29th. Piepenbring spent 12 to 15 hours face-to-face with Prince in Minneapolis, New York and on tour in Melbourne. Their last conversation was just four days before Prince died.

Prince’s memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ is ‘warm, funny, well observed, eloquent and surprisingly focused’


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