URL: http://new.prince.org/msg/7/432093/Book-Update

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Thread started 09/09/16 6:00pm

AlexHahn

Book Update

Hi, guys, I have posted the Foreword of the book I am working on with fellow orger Laura Tiebert on our Facebook group for anyone that wants to check it out. Best, Alex

https://www.facebook.com/...7681809680

Reply #1 posted 09/09/16 6:50pm

purplethunder3121

Thank you for letting us read your new foreward, Alex and Laura. It's great that you two are making the writing and research of the book a shared experience with us...

Find strength in that which remains...
Reply #2 posted 09/09/16 6:57pm

fortuneandserendipity

Tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help me god.

Reply #3 posted 09/09/16 7:05pm

fortuneandserendipity

Foreword surprisingly upbeat. Will the rest of the book continue in same vein? boxed

Reply #4 posted 09/09/16 8:37pm

blondie1147

I can't wait to read. When will it be available for purchase?

"Don't worry about what I'm doing. Worry about why you are worried about what I am doing."
Reply #5 posted 09/09/16 8:43pm

purplethunder3121

blondie1147 said:

I can't wait to read. When will it be available for purchase?

When they are finished writing it.

Find strength in that which remains...
Reply #6 posted 09/09/16 8:58pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

Awesome read. Thanks for sharing this part of the book.

Sticky thumbs up!

Link to previous thread: http://prince.org/msg/7/429524

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #7 posted 09/09/16 9:01pm

funkyprez

Looking forward to it! I just finished Possessed, that was a good read and I learned so much about his life, music and dealings in the music business.
Reply #8 posted 09/09/16 10:41pm

Krystalkisses

Thanks Alex for sharing with us. I really enjoy your writing style.

Reply #9 posted 09/10/16 12:27am

glamstar01

toilet no thx

Reply #10 posted 09/10/16 9:13am

Misslink88

Thanks for the update, Alex. You mentioned there would be a couple of volumes - I can imagine that you can't pack the life he lived into one book. Well, you could....but it would take a forklift to read it wink

God is my Sugar Daddy.
Reply #11 posted 09/10/16 11:42am

darkroman

It will be interesting to know how this will be any different to any other Prince book, past, present and future.

.

At the moment, we are being swamped with notice of so many people creating books, so why would we choose yours over another?

.

Thank you!

Reply #12 posted 09/10/16 3:53pm

2olskool4u

No matter how many are thrown out there, we are never going to get a definitive book until someone spills the beans on Prince's final years and the truth behind the death, as well as the dust settling regarding the estate and the final outcome of everything. So surely, nothing can be written yet, that has not already been said?
Reply #13 posted 09/10/16 9:09pm

luvgirl

Thanks for sharing. So far so good. Can't wait to read it.
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
Reply #14 posted 09/11/16 7:48am

babynoz

rolleyes

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
Reply #15 posted 09/11/16 9:16am

MendesCity

This is lovely, teared up a bit. Can't wait for the whole thing.

Reply #16 posted 09/11/16 11:43am

AlexHahn

Misslink88 said:

Thanks for the update, Alex. You mentioned there would be a couple of volumes - I can imagine that you can't pack the life he lived into one book. Well, you could....but it would take a forklift to read it wink

Thanks very much! We are writing this book at a much greater level of granularity than Possessed (as well as with a different approach overall). The granularity brings with it length. So indeed, this will be a volume that covers a discrete part of Prince's life -- in effect the "origins story." Depending on how this goes, other volumes are a strong possibility. My interest is in finding new things to explore. Inevitably, there will be some crossover with Possessed (and other books, for that matter), but if there isn't something new to say, that's of less interest to me. But with that said, people are approaching us with a fair amount of new information on any number of topics.

Reply #17 posted 09/11/16 11:44am

AlexHahn

MendesCity said:

This is lovely, teared up a bit. Can't wait for the whole thing.

Very humbling, thank you. I found it fairly emotional to write, especially the last passage.

Reply #18 posted 09/11/16 11:48am

AlexHahn

Krystalkisses said:

Thanks Alex for sharing with us. I really enjoy your writing style.

Feels good to hear, thanks very much!

Reply #19 posted 09/11/16 6:24pm

JoeyCococo

AlexHahn said:

 



Krystalkisses said:


Thanks Alex for sharing with us. I really enjoy your writing style.



Feels good to hear, thanks very much!




Can't wait....
Reply #20 posted 09/12/16 6:34am

Musze

Can't download or preview this (Not a Facebook member)... any pointers?

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
Reply #21 posted 09/12/16 8:58am

Misslink88

Musze said:

Can't download or preview this (Not a Facebook member)... any pointers?

You can join the FB page and download or read it from there. It's a public group.

God is my Sugar Daddy.
Reply #22 posted 09/12/16 2:31pm

MD431Madcat

I enjoyed the Jimi references. cool

[Edited 9/13/16 21:04pm]

Reply #23 posted 09/12/16 3:17pm

Musze

Misslink88 said:

Musze said:

Can't download or preview this (Not a Facebook member)... any pointers?

You can join the FB page and download or read it from there. It's a public group.

U can't JOIN a FB group, even public page... without a FB account.

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
Reply #24 posted 09/12/16 4:16pm

Misslink88

Musze said:

Misslink88 said:

You can join the FB page and download or read it from there. It's a public group.

U can't JOIN a FB group, even public page... without a FB account.

Check your orgNotes and let me know if you received it.

God is my Sugar Daddy.
Reply #25 posted 09/13/16 10:22pm

databank

I'm in! biggrin

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Reply #26 posted 09/14/16 7:30am

musicfan77

What about Prince's ex-wife writing a book?

fan for life
Reply #27 posted 09/14/16 7:32am

AlexHahn

MD431Madcat said:

I enjoyed the Jimi references. cool

[Edited 9/13/16 21:04pm]

thanks very much. It felt appropriate and natural to me given the parallels between Prince and Hendrix, not to mention the recurrence of the words "rain" and "dream" throughout Prince's canon.

Reply #28 posted 09/14/16 7:58am

purplethunder3121

musicfan77 said:

What about Prince's ex-wife writing a book?

rolleyes

Find strength in that which remains...
Reply #29 posted 09/14/16 11:11am

Savannah

Thank you for the update.

Look forward to meeting in the future.

Reply #30 posted 09/15/16 3:56am

srnk4ish

AlexHahn said:

Misslink88 said:

Thanks for the update, Alex. You mentioned there would be a couple of volumes - I can imagine that you can't pack the life he lived into one book. Well, you could....but it would take a forklift to read it wink

Thanks very much! We are writing this book at a much greater level of granularity than Possessed (as well as with a different approach overall). The granularity brings with it length. So indeed, this will be a volume that covers a discrete part of Prince's life -- in effect the "origins story." Depending on how this goes, other volumes are a strong possibility. My interest is in finding new things to explore. Inevitably, there will be some crossover with Possessed (and other books, for that matter), but if there isn't something new to say, that's of less interest to me. But with that said, people are approaching us with a fair amount of new information on any number of topics.

Thanks Alex! Anxiously awaiting the final product. Just wondering if there will be an advanced purchase or advanced order for the book offered?

...why did you just leave me standing, alone in a world thats so cold..... cry

Reply #31 posted 09/15/16 6:11am

Mkilpatrick74

srnk4ish said:

 



AlexHahn said:


 



Misslink88 said:


Thanks for the update, Alex.  You mentioned there would be a couple of volumes - I can imagine that you can't pack the life he lived into one book.  Well, you could....but it would take a forklift to read it wink



Thanks very much! We are writing this book at a much greater level of granularity than Possessed (as well as with a different approach overall).  The granularity brings with it length.  So indeed, this will be a volume that covers a discrete part of Prince's life -- in effect the "origins story."  Depending on how this goes, other volumes are a strong possibility.  My interest is in finding new things to explore.  Inevitably, there will be some crossover with Possessed (and other books, for that matter), but if there isn't something new to say, that's of less interest to me.  But with that said, people are approaching us with a fair amount of new information on any number of topics.



 


Thanks Alex! Anxiously awaiting the final product. Just wondering if there will be an advanced purchase or advanced order for the book offered?


 


...why did you just leave me standing, alone in a world thats so cold..... cry



I'm so upset I can't get a copy if Possessed. I want to read it so badly but cannot afford the prices out there. Even checjed with libraries and zero luck.
Reply #32 posted 09/15/16 6:47am

djThunderfunk

Musze said:

Misslink88 said:

You can join the FB page and download or read it from there. It's a public group.

U can't JOIN a FB group, even public page... without a FB account.


Yeah, interested but not signing up for facebook. If I won't do it for friends and family I certainly won't do it for this. Guess I'll just read it later...

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
Reply #33 posted 09/15/16 7:38am

BartVanHemelen

djThunderfunk said:

Musze said:

U can't JOIN a FB group, even public page... without a FB account.


Yeah, interested but not signing up for facebook. If I won't do it for friends and family I certainly won't do it for this. Guess I'll just read it later...

.

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Reply #34 posted 09/15/16 7:42am

djThunderfunk

BartVanHemelen said:

djThunderfunk said:


Yeah, interested but not signing up for facebook. If I won't do it for friends and family I certainly won't do it for this. Guess I'll just read it later...

.

Check your messages or click here.


Thanks Bart!

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
Reply #35 posted 09/15/16 7:51am

djThunderfunk

Great start. I'm down for more. cool

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
Reply #36 posted 09/15/16 10:03am

wonderboy

I could use it too. I don't do FaceBook.

Reply #37 posted 09/15/16 10:44pm

MD431Madcat

and purple.. fashion choices.. hairstyles.. ect. cool

AlexHahn said:

MD431Madcat said:

I enjoyed the Jimi references. cool

[Edited 9/13/16 21:04pm]

thanks very much. It felt appropriate and natural to me given the parallels between Prince and Hendrix, not to mention the recurrence of the words "rain" and "dream" throughout Prince's canon.

Reply #38 posted 09/16/16 10:47am

AlexHahn

Thanks for the ongoing encouragement, and it was nice of Bart to help people get it who aren't on FB. This excerpt can be freely circulated, posted, etc., whereever, so please feel free.

Reply #39 posted 09/16/16 4:47pm

LoriJ

Mkilpatrick74 said:

I'm so upset I can't get a copy if Possessed. I want to read it so badly but cannot afford the prices out there. Even checjed with libraries and zero luck.

Same here, you seriously need to put out a kindle version of Possessed or a republication. Please, please, pretty please. reading

I love you baby, just not like I love this guitar.~Prince~
Reply #40 posted 09/16/16 5:47pm

StopIt

regarding the draft of the Foreward, (or whatever the draft Preface was termed,) I think its a significant misstep to state that certain folks were playing his songs publicly on the initial news of his death to "say goodbye."

That's not what was happening in those moments.

Reply #41 posted 11/06/16 8:23pm

monica80

AlexHahn said:

Hi, guys, I have posted the Foreword of the book I am working on with fellow orger Laura Tiebert on our Facebook group for anyone that wants to check it out. Best, Alex

https://www.facebook.com/...7681809680

Can you upload a copy for people who are not on facebook?

URL: http://new.prince.org/msg/7/432093/Book-Update

Date printed: Fri 17th Nov 2017 10:29pm PST