Morrissey’s Autobiography is, in fact, coming to the US. As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, the 457-page tome will be available stateside on December 3rd through G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House, who released the book in the UK earlier this month.
Originally slated for a UK release in September, Autobiography was canceled just three days before its shipping date due to a “content dispute”. A week later, Penguin suddenly shifted gears, publishing the book under its Classics banner, a move which merited some slight controversy.
In just a few short weeks, Autobiography has garnered some impressive sales figures, shipping over 35,000 copies to become the fastest selling memoir in the UK in the last three years (via the Guardian). The New York Times called the book “as sharp as it is tedious,” while heralding its insights into the singer’s storied life.
Chief among those plentiful revelations are Morrissey’s status as a “humasexual”, his legal troubles following the release of “Margaret on the Guillotine”, his near-kidnapping in Mexico, and how he often wishes he were dead. Read a more detailed list here.
Before you wake up Christmas morning with your very own copy, check out British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz singing the book’s first two pages.