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Thread started 08/15/18 2:20pm

Astasheiks

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Will Prince's 50 pages of Memoirs be Published this year?

Is there any info if Prince's 50 pages of Memoirs will be Published this year?

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Reply #1 posted 08/15/18 2:21pm

onlyforaminute

Isn't supposed to be either Sept or Dec of this year?

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Reply #2 posted 08/15/18 3:04pm

donnyenglish

And what happened to the documentary about the Aug 83 First Ave concert? But we are getting those dumb ass bobble head looking toys and tshirts.
[Edited 8/15/18 15:45pm]
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Reply #3 posted 08/15/18 3:32pm

lollipop2

Astasheiks said:

Is there any info if Prince's 50 pages of Memoirs will be Published this year?

I am hearing about a ghost writer...is there any chance someone has been hired to complete it? It has been done with other celebs that have passed before completing their memoirs...

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Reply #4 posted 08/15/18 3:45pm

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Astasheiks said:

Is there any info if Prince's 50 pages of Memoirs will be Published this year?

I am hearing about a ghost writer...is there any chance someone has been hired to complete it? It has been done with other celebs that have passed before completing their memoirs...

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Reply #5 posted 08/15/18 5:18pm

LovePaisley

lollipop2 said:



Astasheiks said:


Is there any info if Prince's 50 pages of Memoirs will be Published this year?



I am hearing about a ghost writer...is there any chance someone has been hired to complete it? It has been done with other celebs that have passed before completing their memoirs...



Whatever they do, I want those original 50 pages, as he wrote them. Scanned photos. Hopefully longhand on notebook paper, cross-outs, and all the cool trippiness of his mind. They can do whatever they want with the rest of the book.
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Reply #6 posted 08/15/18 5:42pm

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LovePaisley said:

lollipop2 said:

I am hearing about a ghost writer...is there any chance someone has been hired to complete it? It has been done with other celebs that have passed before completing their memoirs...

Whatever they do, I want those original 50 pages, as he wrote them. Scanned photos. Hopefully longhand on notebook paper, cross-outs, and all the cool trippiness of his mind. They can do whatever they want with the rest of the book.

Amen, don't need any other people in there on it. Only want his actual thoughts and dreams. Hopefully they will not screw this up for us.

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Reply #7 posted 08/15/18 7:55pm

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I always thought the way these things were done was via recorded interviews and then the "ghost writer" goes away and compiles the book. It just seems strange to picture P sat with pen and paper or at a laptop writing it himself. Maybe they could release the pages as part of a larger book bringing together hand written letters, song lyrics etc. A book was released when Kurt Cobain died that was like a scrapbook of unreleased stuff, it was great.
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Reply #8 posted 08/15/18 8:26pm

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petalthecat said:

I always thought the way these things were done was via recorded interviews and then the "ghost writer" goes away and compiles the book. It just seems strange to picture P sat with pen and paper or at a laptop writing it himself. Maybe they could release the pages as part of a larger book bringing together hand written letters, song lyrics etc. A book was released when Kurt Cobain died that was like a scrapbook of unreleased stuff, it was great.

I think Tyka said he called her one night regarding their ancestry because he was writing the book?



I cant imagine P doing recorded interviews with a ghost writer when he wouldnt allow journalists to record.

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Reply #9 posted 08/15/18 9:47pm

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Https://www.google.com/am...48341/amp/
There's an interview at the bottom of the article
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Reply #10 posted 08/15/18 10:07pm

onlyforaminute

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Https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2018/biz/news/strictly-business-esther-newberg-icm-prince-bob-iger-1202748341/amp/
There's an interview at the bottom of the article



Thank you.
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Reply #11 posted 08/15/18 10:29pm

Krystalkisses

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LovePaisley said:

lollipop2 said:



Astasheiks said:


Is there any info if Prince's 50 pages of Memoirs will be Published this year?



I am hearing about a ghost writer...is there any chance someone has been hired to complete it? It has been done with other celebs that have passed before completing their memoirs...



Whatever they do, I want those original 50 pages, as he wrote them. Scanned photos. Hopefully longhand on notebook paper, cross-outs, and all the cool trippiness of his mind. They can do whatever they want with the rest of the book.


That's how I feel too.
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Reply #12 posted 08/16/18 9:22am

Astasheiks

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Krystalkisses said:

LovePaisley said:
Whatever they do, I want those original 50 pages, as he wrote them. Scanned photos. Hopefully longhand on notebook paper, cross-outs, and all the cool trippiness of his mind. They can do whatever they want with the rest of the book.
That's how I feel too.

Me too! yeahthat

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Reply #13 posted 08/16/18 9:33am

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And what happened to the documentary about the Aug 83 First Ave concert? But we are getting those dumb ass bobble head looking toys and tshirts. [Edited 8/15/18 15:45pm]

the leggers have the 105 minute documentary (includes the 75 minute show)

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Reply #14 posted 08/16/18 11:20am

peggyon

Krystalkisses said:

LovePaisley said:
Whatever they do, I want those original 50 pages, as he wrote them. Scanned photos. Hopefully longhand on notebook paper, cross-outs, and all the cool trippiness of his mind. They can do whatever they want with the rest of the book.
That's how I feel too.

Prince said he was working with his "brother", Dan and was looking forward to it as Dan was not a "yes man" according to Prince.

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Reply #15 posted 08/16/18 11:29am

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peggyon said:



Krystalkisses said:


LovePaisley said:
Whatever they do, I want those original 50 pages, as he wrote them. Scanned photos. Hopefully longhand on notebook paper, cross-outs, and all the cool trippiness of his mind. They can do whatever they want with the rest of the book.

That's how I feel too.



Prince said he was working with his "brother", Dan and was looking forward to it as Dan was not a "yes man" according to Prince.



That is awesome to hear. To be perfectly honest I heard about him writing his memoirs before he passed away and I cynically was like , "Oh yeah right, like he is gonna be honest and real." I wasn't super excited at the time because I just assumed it was gonna be a bunch of fluff. But now I think it's a treasure and am very curious how that beautiful , artistic mind really worked. I am very curious how HE perceived his life and how he felt about things. I wish he was able to finish it. He had an amazing life here, learned so much and gave to others.
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Reply #16 posted 08/16/18 2:37pm

Asenath

LovePaisley said:

lollipop2 said:

I am hearing about a ghost writer...is there any chance someone has been hired to complete it? It has been done with other celebs that have passed before completing their memoirs...

Whatever they do, I want those original 50 pages, as he wrote them. Scanned photos. Hopefully longhand on notebook paper, cross-outs, and all the cool trippiness of his mind. They can do whatever they want with the rest of the book.

That would be wonderful. I hope somebody listens and realize that would be a great feature.

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Reply #17 posted 08/17/18 6:11am

milesb

Yes, probably the greatest unfinished work of his career. This could've been great. Oh well at least he left us al that music and video

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Reply #18 posted 08/17/18 11:59am

PeteSilas

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Yes, probably the greatest unfinished work of his career. This could've been great. Oh well at least he left us al that music and video

don't know what makes you think that, self bios are usually full of deciet and self-mythology, and that's just run of the mill celebs, Prince was never even half as open and honest as the rest of the celebs. Aretha Franklin had a bio where she basically took the money and wrote what she wanted to and it was basically not a bio. Common. Only Bruce Springsteen has done a bio that I would say had a good balance to it in my readings.

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Reply #19 posted 08/17/18 12:13pm

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Https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2018/biz/news/strictly-business-esther-newberg-icm-prince-bob-iger-1202748341/amp/
There's an interview at the bottom of the article

Read the interview on the bottom of the article, the book is about his Ancestry
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Reply #20 posted 08/17/18 12:19pm

onlyforaminute

I really was hoping the book was coming in September, December seems so far off.

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Reply #21 posted 08/18/18 3:05am

milesb

PeteSilas said:

milesb said:

Yes, probably the greatest unfinished work of his career. This could've been great. Oh well at least he left us al that music and video

don't know what makes you think that, self bios are usually full of deciet and self-mythology, and that's just run of the mill celebs, Prince was never even half as open and honest as the rest of the celebs. Aretha Franklin had a bio where she basically took the money and wrote what she wanted to and it was basically not a bio. Common. Only Bruce Springsteen has done a bio that I would say had a good balance to it in my readings.

Good point. I meant it would've been great if he'd have been open and honest about his past. He seemed to be opening up to the past in the final few months. So maybe the bio would've been the same. Then again, he had the mystique and legacy to protect.

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Reply #22 posted 08/18/18 11:16am

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milesb said:



PeteSilas said:




milesb said:


Yes, probably the greatest unfinished work of his career. This could've been great. Oh well at least he left us al that music and video



don't know what makes you think that, self bios are usually full of deciet and self-mythology, and that's just run of the mill celebs, Prince was never even half as open and honest as the rest of the celebs. Aretha Franklin had a bio where she basically took the money and wrote what she wanted to and it was basically not a bio. Common. Only Bruce Springsteen has done a bio that I would say had a good balance to it in my readings.




Good point. I meant it would've been great if he'd have been open and honest about his past. He seemed to be opening up to the past in the final few months. So maybe the bio would've been the same. Then again, he had the mystique and legacy to protect.



True, the mystery/ mystique was important and part of what made him "Prince" but if there is one thing I've learned throughout all this is when it comes to Prince, be willing and open to being surprised .
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Reply #23 posted 08/18/18 12:02pm

PeteSilas

and fifty pages of which we don't even know how much will actually be publishable or worthwhile, it doesn't sound like a winner to me. He only made the announcement for the book a few weeks before he died after all, not a lot of time when you're a busy rockstar.

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Reply #24 posted 08/19/18 3:19pm

42Kristen

I remember reading an article last year that his 50 page memoir was suppose to be published this year. I guess that the estate has not yet decided on it.

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Reply #25 posted 08/19/18 4:19pm

SkipperLove

you would be surprised how much one can write in two weeks. If he wrote 3 -4 pages a day, he could easily meet the 50 pages. I am not sure how well edited they would be however. If he approached the publishers (can't remember if he had or not), he might have already started. I hope it is worthwhile. I HOPE.

PeteSilas said:

and fifty pages of which we don't even know how much will actually be publishable or worthwhile, it doesn't sound like a winner to me. He only made the announcement for the book a few weeks before he died after all, not a lot of time when you're a busy rockstar.

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