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Title:
The most beautiful : my life with Prince
Author(s):
Garcia, Mayte, 1973-
ISBN/ISSN:
9780316468978

0316468975

9780316555999

0316555991
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents:
Prince -- Mayte Garcia.
Abstract:
In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the song Prince wrote about their love story, Mayte Garcia shares the story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed) to their fairy-tale wedding and their artistic partnership, to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince -- both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist -- than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career.
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Pub Date:
Hachette Books, 2017.

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons.

In The Most Beautiful , a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist--than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. The Most Beautiful is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come.


Author Notes

Mayte Garcia is an American singer, dancer, choreographer, actress, and author. She worked as a backup singer for Prince from 1992-1996. During that time, she appeared in music videos, performed on tours, award shows, and television shows. She also began to direct some of Princes tours and videos. Later she directed the Around the World in a Day tour with the NPG dance company. She contributed as a songwriter and singer to some of Princes albums. Her debut album was Child of the Sun. It played on MTV Europe and VH1 in the United States. She is the author of a memoir entitled The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Actress, dancer, and choreographer Garcia takes great pains to bring sensitivity to the audio edition of her memoir recounting the tumultuous events surrounding her courtship with, marriage to, and divorce from pop superstar Prince, who died in 2016. Garcia's narrative tackles the late musician's conversion to the Jehovah's Witness faith and dependence on painkillers, and their tortured experience with tabloid rumors and speculation surrounding the death of their infant son. Gracia tastefully balances candor with a sense of boundaries and propriety related to the most intimate personal details. She offers explanations and insights, but this is not a tell-all celebrity biography. Garcia reads the audiobook in a conversational, but deliberately hushed manner. The pain of Prince's death is apparent throughout, even as she recounts fond memories. The audiobook includes photos from Garcia's and Prince's life together (found on disk seven, in a homage to Prince's hit song devoted to his lucky number). A Hachette hardcover. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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