Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’ lands U.S. publisher, release date

October 29, 2013
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Morrissey's Autobiography, which finally saw a release in Europe earlier this month after various delays and disagreements, has landed a U.S. publisher and release date.

The book, now a number one best seller in the U.K. for two weeks straight, with the distinction of becoming the fastest-selling music memoir of all-time, will see its hardcover release stateside on Dec. 3 via Putnam, an imprint of Penguin. Penguin proper, who controversially published the autobiography under their “Penguin Classics” banner in Europe, at the singer's request, will handle the U.S. paperback release at a later date.

The memoir can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.

Morrissey took part in only one book signing for Autobiography's European release. No U.S. events have been announced.

Subject to mixed reviews, the book 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. A concert film, Morrissey: 25 Live, also saw its worldwide release earlier this month.

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.