Summary of “The Book of Prince”

On January 29, 2016, Prince summoned me to his home, Paisley Park, to tell me about a book he wanted to write.
A member of Prince’s team later told me that, over the years, Prince had paid for enough rooms there to have bought the place four times over.
Prince’s team sent us an assignment: we were to submit personal statements to Prince about our relationship to his music and why we thought we could do the job.
In the early eighties, Prince and Matthews had fallen in love, and Prince had tapped her to front the group Vanity 6.
After his mother remarried, in 1967 or 1968, Prince went to live with his father, a day he described as the happiest of his life.
Prince wanted to reserve the right to pull the book from shelves, permanently, at any time in the future, should he ever feel that it no longer reflected who he was.
Prince had me scoot in beside him and cupped my ear.
One of the people closest to Prince told detectives that, after Prince’s first show in Atlanta, he’d said that he “Enjoyed sleeping more these days,” and that maybe it meant he’d done all he was supposed to do on Earth; waking life was “Incredibly boring.” I found those words wrenching when I read them, a disavowal of everything we’d talked about.

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