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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morrissey Narrator: David Morrissey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9780698168008
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Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22, 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths, Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number-one albums in England in three different decades. Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance, and Christy Moore, among others. An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv. It has been said, “Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.” David Morrissey is one of the most versatile actors of his generation.

Autobiography covers his life from birth until the present day.

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Quotes & Awards

  • [Morrissey] is at his very best as he conveys what it was, and is, to be a youth lifted free by the sense of possibilities glimpsed in pop music and films and TV and poetry. He also writes as though he has a clear sense that Autobiography could provide the same kind of beacon, the same kind of life raft, for its most impressionable readers as he found in others. And that’s exactly how he should write, for one of the main reasons Morrissey matters as he does is because he has always been that kind of artist. GQ
  • Rancorous, rhapsodic, schizophrenic: Autobiography delivers a man in full Andrew Male, Mojo
  • A wonderfully entertaining read. Daily Mirror
  • Morrissey's Autobiography is brilliant and relentless. Genius, really. Douglas Coupland
  • This is the best book ever. Like ever. Wonderland 
  • The Best Music Biog Ever ... In the world of rock autobiographies, Morrissey's is nigh-on perfect. NME

  • Practically every paragraph has a line or two that demands to be read aloud to the mirror, tattooed on foreheads, carved on tombstones. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

  • Morrissey is a pop star of unusual writing talent. The New York Times
  • As I floated, unmoored, Morrissey would drop in a single masterfully executed sentence. He’s a writer with a gift that he bends to bizarre use. Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker
  • “Morrissey is a pop star of unusual writing talent.”

    New York Times

  • “What sings out most from Autobiography is his flair for expression and the same wicked sense of humor present in much of his music.”

    Washington Post

  • “Practically every paragraph has a line or two that demands to be read aloud to the mirror, tattooed on foreheads, carved on tombstones.”

    Rolling Stone

  • “Wonderfully lush.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “It’s about as excellently written a rock-star memoir as one could hope to read.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Grandly entertaining.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Beautifully measured prose…Combines a lilting, poetic turn of phrase and acute quality of observation, reveling in a kind of morbid glee at life’s injustice with arch, understated humor…It is recognizably the voice of the most distinctive British pop lyricist of his era.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “A brilliant and timely book…Autobiography reads like a work of genuine literary class.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Rancorous, rhapsodic, schizophrenic: Autobiography delivers a man in full.”


  • “Sharply written, rich, clever, rancorous, puffed-up, tender, catty, windy, poetic, and frequently very, very funny.”

    Uncut (London)

  • “One of the autobiographies of this or any year…A wonderfully entertaining read.”

    Daily Mirror (London)

  • “Atmospheric narration…Essential for fans of the man himself.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

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