I thoroghly enjoyed reading this book because it gave insight into the process of a genius. I was floored by some of the stories about how he laid down tracks (notably the first four tracks of Parade). It was especially refreshing to read a Prince bio that focused on his creative process rather than his personal life. The only reason I give it four instead of five stars is because there is an excessive amount of text relating to the technical part of the process (what type or version of a particular synthezier, microphone, etc.). At times it seemed like filler, but I am sure this is a lot more relevant to studio engineers who read this book. All things considered, this is definitely worth a read.