Morrissey U.S., UK special edition hardcover ‘Autobiography’ art, details revealed

November 15, 2013
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Morrissey's Autobiography was published last month in Europe, debuting at number one on the UK book charts, and smashing records for a music memoir.

The book, which reveals previously unknown details about the singer's sexuality, personal life, relationship with the media and press, thoughts on his former band, The Smiths, and insight into his upbringing, was released on paperback through Penguin Classics, a topic of some controversy, as that banner is usually reserved for older, more established works.

UK paperback edition, released Oct. 17

Though it was without a U.S. publisher at launch, it was announced late last month that a hardcover edition of Autobiography would arrive in the U.S. on Dec. 3 via Putnam, an imprint of Penguin. The memoir is available now for pre-order, and its U.S. cover art has just been revealed. Similar to the UK cover, you can check out Autobiography's U.S. hardcover edition below:

U.S. hardcover edition, available Dec. 3

It was also just announced yesterday that Autobiography will see a special hardcover release in the UK on Dec. 5, once again through Penguin Classics. Boasting an alternate cover, the special edition of the book features new full color photos selected by Morrissey, as well as a complete discography of the singer's work. The release will coincide with the previously announced audiobook edition, set to be narrated by actor David Morrissey (no relation).

Check out the special edition artwork below, featuring a photo by Jake Walters:

UK hardcover edition, available Dec. 5

A U.S. paperback edition is expected to arrive at a later date.

Are you planning on picking up a copy of Autobiography? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Philip Obenschain

APTV Nashville Correspondent Born and raised on a steady diet of punk rock and DIY culture in Staunton, Virginia, and now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Philip Obenschain has spent time as a touring artist, artist manager, and show promoter, and is currently involved in television production and music tech, outside of journalism. In addition to his work at Alt Press and APTV, Philip is the assistant editor at No Country For New Nashville.