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Reviewed by Kris Moger for Readers' Favorite
What an interesting read. Prince and Me: His #1 Fan by Andrea Foy is the story of the author’s loyalty to the musician, Prince. As a flight attendant, she had the opportunity to follow Prince to many parts of the world and get to know some of the people in Prince’s entourage. Even though it is partially about Prince, I’m not sure it matters who the artist is because it delves more into the fan scene than anything else. This is Foy’s personal experience as a devoted fan, and how that shaped part of her life.
In Prince and Me, Andrea Foy’s enthusiasm and excitement is felt in almost every word. She does a terrific job of putting the thrill of the experience into her writing. While this could lead to a strange book by someone trying to claim some kind of fame, Foy presents her involvement with Prince as a fan with simplicity – this is what happened, and this is how it affected me. Though some might see a book about someone’s number one fan as trite, Prince and Me is written with a sincerity that makes it more like a study of hero worship.
Most human beings have a need to devote themselves to something or someone, whether that be a job, a god, an education, an entertainer, or anything else. While this devotion can change over time, there is a thrilling fulfillment that is created that can drive our actions, no matter what anyone else thinks. Though it might not always be a good idea to meet your heroes, there is a back-and-forth pull between the desire for a personal experience and the fear of losing the object of such devotion. This tug-of-war is what Andrea Foy portrays in Prince and Me.