Prince’s anticipated, posthumous memoir is ready for fans

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FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. “Prince: The Beautiful Ones,” the memoir Prince started but didn’t finish before his 2016 death, will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The memoir Prince started but didn’t finish before his 2016 death is ready for his fans to read. And his collaborator, Dan Piepenbring, is telling all on how “The Beautiful Ones” finally came together.

The book, from Spiegel & Grau, goes on sale Tuesday.

Piepenbring said panic, shock and joy swept over him when he was chosen by Prince. They met face-to-face for about 15 hours before the superstar’s death from an accidental drug overdose.

This cover image released by Spiegel & Grau shows “Prince: The Beautiful Ones,” the memoir Prince started but didn’t finish before his 2016 death. “The Beautiful Ones” goes on sale, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Spiegel & Grau via AP)

Prince had written just 28 pages, leaving Piepenbring searching for a way to complete the book. He found it at Prince’s Paisley Park, using photos and other artifacts from the icon’s childhood and early career.

In the book, Prince looks back on how conflicts between his parents played out in his life.

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