Prince Remembered, Part 3: Touré on “Nothing Compares 2 U”
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September 9 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
The MTH&M rounds out its mini-series of author conversations on the musical genius with author, host and commentator Touré discussing his second book on the singer-songwriter, Nothing Compares 2 U: An Oral History of Prince with playwright and Prince enthusiast Jacques Lamarre.
Nothing Compares 2 U is built from years of interviews with dozens of people who were in Prince’s inner circle—from childhood friends to band members to girlfriends to managers to engineers to photographers, and more—all providing unique insights into the man and the musician.
This revelatory book is a deeply personal and candid discussion of who Prince really was emotionally, professionally, and romantically. It tackles subjects never-before-discussed, including Prince’s multiple personalities, his romantic relationships, his traumatic childhood and how it propelled him into his music career, and how he found the inspiration for some of his most important songs, including “Purple Rain,” “Starfish and Coffee,” and the unheard “Wally.” Nothing Compares 2 U paints the most complete picture yet written of the most important and most mysterious artist of his time.
Signed copies of Nothing Compares 2 U will be available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.