The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince

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Written By: Mayte Garcia

Narrated By: Mayte Garcia

Date: April 2017

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • Brooke J.

    I LOVED this audio book! I didn't want it to end. Open, honest, detailed and such a loving account of her life with Prince. She solved a mystery and debunked so many rumors. I hate rumors. I hate the way people really believe they know these celebrities, their stories, their love lives. We don't. So all we can do is hope for a work of art like this. Thank you Mayte! Your kind spirit shined through and I felt it all. Thank you for sharing your story of Amir and Gia. I dang near cried in the car! God bless you mama! ~ Brooke, Atlanta Real Estate Agent

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Caprice M

    Simply beautiful, Mayte. This is done in a respectful loving way, I'm truly grateful she pushed back the veil.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sonya M

    Beautifully heart-wrenching. I was always curious about Mayte's story and this book answered most of my questions. I applauded and marveled at Mayte's early success. I fell in love with her love affair with Prince, felt empathy for their pain when they lost their babies and rooted for them to come through the rough times unscathed prior to the divorce. At the end I ached for Mayte and felt her deep losses through my own past heartaches. I enjoyed Hollywood Exes but I know "reality tv" is fake so It was nice to get the actual backstory on how Gia and Mayte were really brought together. I came away admiring Mayte for surviving such a journey. She's got her mama's strength for sure. I'm sure she'll pass that strength onto Gia. I genuinely hope that she can move on now and perhaps find love again eventually. She loved Prince unconditionally. I'm not sure if he was worthy of her love (IMO) but ultimately that's not for me to judge. The story is told with grace and dignity. Mayte is brutality honest but there is no malicious intent to maim anyone. She expresses exactly what needs to be conveyed while maintaining a certain level of mystery. The book isn't a scandalous tell-all as most haters would have you believe. It's simply her story of love, despair and rebirth. Actually, hearing the pain and anguish in Mayte's voice as she choked back tears during several passages was heartbreaking. Her love, hurt, despair, anger and joy are tangible. Her voice really made the words leap off the page in a way that's different than if you're just reading it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Aniko M

    I absolutely love reading about her life with Prince.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Michele M.

    Really liked it! Listened to it on a long flight. Kept me interested. Would recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jen

    Truly amazing! I walked away knowing, no feeling, how much these two truly loved each other before, during, and after their marriage. Their bond will never be broken. For you readers who love the pages between your fingers, I highly recommend the audiobook. Taking the journey with Mayte and feeling her emotions is an experience. And yes, you will need tissues at times!

  • Caroline A.

    Loved it!

  • Anonymous

    It's not just about her life with Prince. She worked hard and had her own when she met him. Some things I think should have been left out of the book. And the really hard parts...when you have to hit PAUSE because you're crying so hard you can't hear... narrative was very impressive. I don't think I could have done it.

  • Shelly R

    Loved every minute! Mayte narrating made it a five star!

  • Marlene R

    Beautiful love story of Prince & Mayte... I giggled, smiled and cried... I absolutely loved this book.

  • Tasya B

    Wish this book was longer! Loved it, so fascinating, I never knew what I learned reading it

  • James L

    Such pure love and honesty.

  • rebecca r

    Amazing and very touching. Loved loved loved that Mayte read it herself - a definite plus!

  • Joan J

    OMG. Such a wonderful read. I laughed and cried so many emotions. I followed their life through MTV and entertainment news back in the day. To hear Mayte tell her journey in her own words was beautiful. Even if your not a Prince fan, this is a awesome book that takes you full circle in her life.

  • Kimberly F

    First off let me just say that I am apart of the Purple Army and Prince has been apart of my life since I was in the single digits. And the moment that I heard that Mayte Garcia was coming out with a memoir detailing her marriage with Prince, I was honestly sickened because I knew that Prince for as long as I've known of the man, was a rather private individual who would not have wanted this..And for the longest time I actually resented the fact that now that the man is gone, and is no longer able to speak for himself, I was adamant about not reading it because in my mind, my heart, I felt there was a violation taking place. However, A tiny voice in the back of my mind said, no, you should read this, It could very well give you some clarity into why it was written in the first place and so...I did. And to be perfectly honest with you, It broke my heart..it broke my heart because it's ripped the veil off of the man who's music and movies that I've loved for so long and left a lasting impact on my life now to see him as troubled, as flawed, as devastatingly human..It's forced me to realize that no matter how good and loving one's intentions may be and how much one may profess their undying love for a person, that love will never stand the test of time if you happen to come from a dysfunctional family where you weren't taught what healthy, lasting relationships look, sound and feel like...And that I'm afraid is the best description of what Prince and Mayte's marriage was. I feel tremendously sorry for the pain and anguish that Prince put Mayte through because he knew better but he didn't at the same time, if that even makes sense. And I'm equally sorry for the incredible loses Mayte suffered through regarding their Son Amir, the second pregnancy that didn't come to term and the loss of her marriage..I can't begin to imagine what that kind of devastation must feel like..and to lose her marriage to her husband's newfound religion and to another woman no less..I still believe however that some things should have remained between a husband and wife whether still married or not...or in the very least, within a licensed therapist's office and notes. just my humble opinion. But I am glad that I've got some insight into Mayte's motivation for writing her memoir. And I did feel the emotion pour through as she narrated her story. I'm glad that she found happiness again through her daughter Gia. And I hope she gets married someday as well. But more importantly, I hope now that her memoir is released to the masses, I hope that she's found genuine healing through this process. The Most Beautiful was and is The Most Bittersweet..but a good and therapeutic read which manages to make a larger than life Funk/Rock and Roll Icon all too beautifully human...????0(+>????

  • Angel P

    Great listen

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