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Reply #720 posted 06/08/17 6:08pm

luvgirl

laurarichardson said:



luvgirl said:


annalizer said:
Prince reminded me of the little old lady who lived in a shoe....At that time I think he liked the attention of the women and envy of his male friends and enemies, but there's a part of me that believes he liked the constant drama and competitiveness it all produced even if it got on his nerves at times by his own design, it also gave him constant writing inspiration. Ughhh😠! Gotta luv him tho!😋

I agree with you. I think he (perhaps unconsciously at times) thrived from the contention. It seems he deliberately placed himself in the same situation every time. The simple fact that he wasn't even discreet most of the time was telling.. I think too that he just didn't like being told he couldn't do what he wanted to do. He wanted the ultimate control on his life.

I do not think there was anything unconsious about what he was doing. He told many of these women he was going to see other women from the very beginning. He was a man who liked being the center of attention of a lot of women.



He was not the first man on the earth to do stuff and he will not be the last. He also got a lot songs out of it.



Fair enough... The lyrics from Emancipation pretty much explains it..

Ever since I was a little baby
I had 2 have double everything lol
When they tell me that's enough
That's when I wanna fill my cup
2 the top, Johnny, hear me sing
Emancipation - free 2 do what I wanna...
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #721 posted 06/08/17 8:13pm

AlexHahn

Just wanted to say we so appreciate Penny for doing this. It's nice that others have voiced their thanks. I think it's been a tough job! Thanks for hanging in there.

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Reply #722 posted 06/08/17 9:21pm

PennyPurple

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AlexHahn said:

Just wanted to say we so appreciate Penny for doing this. It's nice that others have voiced their thanks. I think it's been a tough job! Thanks for hanging in there.

A big thanks to you and Laura T, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am waiting for the next one for his final years. wink

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Reply #723 posted 06/11/17 4:48am

LauraTiebert

PennyPurple said:

AlexHahn said:

Just wanted to say we so appreciate Penny for doing this. It's nice that others have voiced their thanks. I think it's been a tough job! Thanks for hanging in there.

A big thanks to you and Laura T, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am waiting for the next one for his final years. wink

Echoing Alex here - We are grateful for your interest in the book and the job you did here facilitating the conversation! Thank you again!

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Reply #724 posted 06/18/17 5:38pm

206Michelle

AlexHahn said:

Just wanted to say we so appreciate Penny for doing this. It's nice that others have voiced their thanks. I think it's been a tough job! Thanks for hanging in there.

yeahthat Thanks Penny!

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #725 posted 06/20/17 5:48am

ghoststory

I rarely post but in the words of Prince " much love " needs to be shown to Penny for being the thankless ring master

Alex and Laura....what a labour of love... Congrats on what you have put out there

After reading your book I think to myself....Prince was a little boy dealing with abandonment and a broken home. In the space of 10 years he becomes one of the most famous people on the planet
With that combination I actually think he did a pretty job to navigate the 80s
Plenty of his contemporaries didn't fare so well.

Laura your comment about difficult genius like jobs and frank Lloyd wright resonates.
In my mind that drive , vision and yes at times ruthlessness was essential.
Prince doesn't @make it" without it .
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Reply #726 posted 06/20/17 8:45am

PennyPurple

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ghoststory said:

I rarely post but in the words of Prince " much love " needs to be shown to Penny for being the thankless ring master Alex and Laura....what a labour of love... Congrats on what you have put out there After reading your book I think to myself....Prince was a little boy dealing with abandonment and a broken home. In the space of 10 years he becomes one of the most famous people on the planet With that combination I actually think he did a pretty job to navigate the 80s Plenty of his contemporaries didn't fare so well. Laura your comment about difficult genius like jobs and frank Lloyd wright resonates. In my mind that drive , vision and yes at times ruthlessness was essential. Prince doesn't @make it" without it .

Awe, thank you. Yes, he really pulled himself up and made something of himself.

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Reply #727 posted 06/21/17 8:43am

purplefam99

hello, first time poster here. i couldn't keep up the normal pace of the bookclub inorder to participate

so i elected to read the book and read here when i could.

thanks to authors for taking the time to write the book and penny for starting the bookclub.

a couple of things that bothered me was the description of Sheila E's family/background vs Wendy's

being musically "sophisticated", i thought that was a slight that wasn't accurate or necessary given her families rich rich musical history. (please read her book too).

the other being the notion that P's dismissal of wendy and lisa as being the most paramount factor to his detriment. i am not denying their great collaboration, but i feel that sometimes some people who

haven't had the opportunity to be around great non white thinkers it influences them and they can tend to view a certain construct or diplay

of knowledge as the standard for what it means to be sophisticated and smart. i don't see his dismissal of wendy and lisa any more or less important than his dismissal of Morris, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis or

his missed opportunity to work face to face with Miles Davis as Miles had really wanted.

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Reply #728 posted 06/21/17 9:12am

AlexHahn

ghoststory said:

I rarely post but in the words of Prince " much love " needs to be shown to Penny for being the thankless ring master Alex and Laura....what a labour of love... Congrats on what you have put out there After reading your book I think to myself....Prince was a little boy dealing with abandonment and a broken home. In the space of 10 years he becomes one of the most famous people on the planet With that combination I actually think he did a pretty job to navigate the 80s Plenty of his contemporaries didn't fare so well. Laura your comment about difficult genius like jobs and frank Lloyd wright resonates. In my mind that drive , vision and yes at times ruthlessness was essential. Prince doesn't @make it" without it .

Very well said, and thank you for your comment on the book!

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