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Prince's anticipated, posthumous memoir is ready for fans

The book goes on sale Tuesday.

NEW YORK — 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.

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.

Credit: AP
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. A posthumous honorary degree from the University of Minnesota is in the works for music legend Prince. The university's regents are set to vote Friday, June 10, 2016, on bestowing an honorary degree from the College of Liberal Arts to Prince Rogers Nelson, who made his home in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

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