Ben Greenman’s Dig if You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God, and Genius in the Music of Prince doesn’t set out to be a biography (entirely) or a work of criticism (entirely) or a memoir (entirely), instead landing at a mostly-sweet spot in between. The result is a fun read, full of memorable insights and stories. Greenman splits his analysis into four sections, about Prince’s music, meaning, madness, and memory. It’s a nice structure for a book that slides around chronologically but never loses its grip. It’s by no means comprehensive, but I’m not sure it’s possible to write the comprehensive Prince book. Do you miss Prince as much as I do? Dig if You Will The Picture is good solace. Recommended by Danny.
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 11th, 2017