Prince In Print

"Who eye really am only time will tell," Prince sings on--and writes in--his newest album. He may be right. What with the name change, the excessive cosmetics and the shoe collection, Prince is by some standards bizarre enough to be dismissed as a freak. But weigh all that against his 2007 Super Bowl performance, the shelf life of his hits and his early adoption of the Internet as a vehicle for selling music, and suddenly he could be a visionary genius.

The Purple One's first book, 21 NIGHTS (Atria; 256 pages), provides no final verdict, though it does resolve the questions,...

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