Ben Greenman

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(Greenman, Ben) Ben Greenman is a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor who has written both fiction and nonfiction. His novels and short-story collections include The Slippage and Superbad, he was Questlove’s collaborator on Mo’ Meta Blues and Something to Food About, and he has written memoirs with George Clinton and Brian Wilson. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, McSweeney’s, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. In Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince (Henry Holt and Co.), Greenman presents a unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wide ranging impact on our culture.  The owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs, Greenman—with the passion of an obsessive fan and the skills of a critic, journalist, and novelist—mines his encyclopedic knowledge of Prince’s music to tell both his story and the story of the paradigm-shifting ideas that he communicated to his millions of fans around the world.