Prince memoir tentatively titled ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ due out 2017

On Friday night, during a show in New York City, Prince announced that he will be penning a memoir, due out in 2017, that is tentatively called “The Beautiful Ones.”

“This is my first one. My brother Dan is helping me with it. He’s a good critic and that’s what I need. He’s not a ‘yes’ man at all and he’s really helping me get through this,” Prince told a crowd that included “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and Harry Belafonte.

“We’re starting from the beginning from my first memory and hopefully we can go all the way up to the Super Bowl,” he added. “You all still read books, right?”

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Prince announced that he will be working with publishers Spiegel & Grau, and while the publisher claims the memoir will be an “unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work,” we can rest assured that there will be funk, as Prince announced: “Check your mailbox. There’s funk inside.”

“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,” acquiring editor Chris Jackson told Entertainment Weekly in a statement.

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