The important thing about The Beautiful Ones is that it’s not Prince’s autobiography; nor is it a rough draft of his autobiography, or even a fragment of his autobiography. It is, in fact, a fragment of a rough draft–a first draft, at that!–padded with pages of ephemera from various files and personal effects found in Paisley Park after his death.
Recovering academic. Music writing at Slant, Spectrum Culture, and elsewhere. Arguably best known as the author of Dance / Music / Sex / Romance, a song-by-song chronological blog about the music of Prince.