Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Random House, Inc.
Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982–1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 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, amongst 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.”

Baker & Taylor
The author recounts the details of his life, thought, and successful career in music.

Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, 2013
ISBN: 9780399171543
Branch Call Number: B Morrisse
Characteristics: 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 13, 2015
  • cane420 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

eloquent ......ambiguous...... timeless ..... classic..... just like the man himself ....

Oct 01, 2014
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fascinating autobiography. He's a wonderful writer. Many funny passages. Recommend!

May 26, 2014
  • memoriesofthefuture rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I am a fan of the Smiths but I had a terribly hard time reading this. A lot of patting himself on the back. Very revisionist.I sloughed on to the end hoping there would be so some form of redemption or self analysis. Anything! But no--just disappointment. Well at least his lyrics are great! Skip this 'biography'

May 13, 2014
  • mombrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed it a lot, but this one is really just for die-hard Morrissey fans!

Jan 30, 2014

Call me prejudiced but he's as whiny in his memoir as in his public persona.


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