Prince has announced that he is writing a memoir, titled The Beautiful Ones, which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2017 via Spiegel & Grau (a Random House imprint). Prince's first original book has been described as "an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work – from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination, to the stories behind the music that changed the world," in a press release. It will span from his first memory to when he played the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in 2007.

"Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people—including me—for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives," Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson said in a statement. "Millions of words have been written about Prince—books and articles, essays and criticism—but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice."