Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



I would die 4 u : why Prince became an icon / Touré.

Touré, 1971- (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781476705491
  • ISBN: 1476705496
  • Description: 163 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2013.

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 781.66 TOU (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction ML 420 .P974 T68 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Revere Adult Biographies B/PRINCE (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 781.66092/TOURE (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-153) and index.
Contents Note: Introduction -- Prince's Rosebud -- The king of porn chic -- I'm your messiah -- Conclusion.
Summary: Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture: Prince. Drawing on new research and enlivened by Touré's unique pop-cultural fluency, I Would Die 4 U relies on surprising and in-depth interviews with Prince's band members, former girlfriends, musicologists, and even Bible scholars to deconstruct the artist's life and work. Prince's baby boomer status allowed him to play a wise older brother to the latchkey kids of generation X. Defying traditional categories of race, gender, and sexuality, he nonetheless presents a very traditional conception of religion and God in his music. He was an MTV megastar and a religious evangelist, using images of sex and profanity to invite us into a musical conversation about the healing power of God. By demystifying the man and his music, I Would Die 4 U shows us how Prince defined a generation.--Publisher's description.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: I would die for you
Why Prince became an icon

Additional Resources