Two weeks ago Morrissey published his much-anticipated, much-delayed Autobiography in the UK to much success. The memoir debuted in the #1 position on the UK book sales charts, breaking the record of copies sold by a musician (this week, the book remains in the #1 position on the book charts for a second week). Today we learn the FANTASTIC news that Moz‘s autobiography has found a US publisher and it will be released here domestically on December 3. According to the New York Times, the US version of the book will be “nearly identical” to the UK version … except here in the US it will be published in hardcover where the UK version is only available in paperback (both versions offer digital ebook versions as well). This is GREAT GREAT news for US Morrissey fans who have yet to buy the book (or, like me, are anxious to own a hardcopy version of the book). More »
To the Tune of $30-50 million!
I’m telling you, autobiographies of celebs are SO HOT RIGHT NOW … in the wake of Morrissey‘s very successful Autobiography and news that autobiographies are on the way from Courtney Love and Jennifer Lopez, we learn today that a bidding war is underway for the publication rights of an autobiography written by actress Angelina Jolie. While news that publishing houses are interested in her book isn’t all that surprising, rumors of how much they are willing to pay are. According to The Daily Star, Angelina might make somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 million dollars upon delivery of her autobiography. Wow. More »
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But how dishy will it be?
Musician autobiographies are all the rage these days it seems. First, Morrissey publishes an autobiography that sets first week book sales in the UK, then we learn that Courtney Love is planning to publish her autobiography by the end of the year. Today we learn that popstar Jennifer Lopez is also planning to publish an autobiography of her own which, I must admit, sounds insanely interesting to me. Considering all the love affairs that J. Lo has enjoyed over the years, her memoir has the potential to be very juicy. But just how juicy J. Lo will get remains to be seen. HMMM. More »
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'My Story' is due out in December
Autobiographies by rock stars are really popular right now so, naturally, that means that everyone wants to strike while the iron is hot. Morrissey released a very successful autobiography last week and on December 4, Courtney Love will publish an autobiography of her own. Billboard magazine reports that Courtney‘s memoir, titled My Story, is about 400 pages long … but what, pray tell, will Courtney cover in her book? Read on to find out. More »
The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword
Last Thursday, Morrissey finally released his Autobiography in the UK and to no one’s surprise, copies of the memoir flew off the shelves of bookstores all around Europe. Today we learn that Moz‘s book will debut in the #1 stop atop the UK Book Charts after it sold a record-setting 34,000+ copies in just the past 4 days. Morrissey‘s autobiography sold more first-week copies than Keith Richards did when he releases his autobiography in 2010 making Moz‘s Autobiography one of the fastest-selling memoirs in UK history. Despite the fact that the blatantly Moz-hating publication The Guardian printed an unfavorable review of the book last week, the newspaper had to report today that Moz‘s book is a record-breaking best seller. Love it! More »
"I am attracted to humans."
Late last week, on the day that Morrissey‘s self-penned Autobiography was released in the UK, the first reviews of (and details from) the book started to make their way online. It was reported that Moz spends a lot of time in the book talking about a significant same-sex relationship he had with Jake Walters in the mid-90′s. Pretty much everyone interested in the publication of Morrissey‘s autobiography picked up on the story. While he was still in Sweden (where he made an in-person appearance at a book signing), Moz issued an official statement seeking to clarify all the talk about his sexuality. In a grand and very typically Morrissey way, he issued a statement that clarifies the way that HE would like to classify his sexuality … on his own terms … with his own term. Click below to read the full text of his statement. More »
At the start of this month we learned that Morrissey was FINALLY ready to publish his Autobiography and on the day the book was released in the UK this week, we learned that Moz opens up in the book about a serious same-sex relationship he had with his personal assistant/photographer Jake Walters. Also on release day, Moz made an in-person appearance at a book shop in Sweden to sign copies of Autobiography. Fans of Morrissey know that in-person appearances where he makes himself available to the general public under any circumstances are extremely rare. As you can imagine, photos and video from the book-signing immediately made their way online … some for your viewing pleasure below. More »
"Jake and I neither sought not needed company other than our own"
Morrissey‘s much-anticipated autobiography was released in the UK last night at midnight and shortly thereafter, the first reviews of the book started to appear online. I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Moz‘s autobiography for years and am STILL waiting to get my hands on a copy (because the book is only released in the UK, I am unable to download an electronic version here in the US and my hardcopy of the book won’t be delivered to my home until tomorrow — while I am STILL away from California in Michigan! Ugh). Still, my curiosity got the better of me and I had to read what others were saying about the just-published book. Ever since I first learned that Morrissey was planning to publish his autobiography, I hoped that he would use the opportunity to talk more openly about his personal life. I know, I know … it’s really no one’s business to snoop around in anyone else’s personal relationship life but so many people (me included) have been so affected by Morrissey‘s lyrics over the many years of his career that, for me, it is important for the man to come out and admit what he has been hinting at for so many years. Despite his proclamations of “asexuality”, Morrissey has finally come out and admitted — in his own way — that he has had same-sex relationships in his life. One in particular, with his former assistant/photographer Jake Walters, is discussed in some detail in the just-published Autobiography. More »
Have you ever wished for the chance to pick out the clothes worn by the members of One Direction without having to resort to stealing any of their undergarments? Well, your chance has finally arrived! Thanks to a new 100% Unofficial sticker book titled Dress Up One Direction, you can decide which outfits the guys wear … or don’t wear. Click below to see what this book looks like should you want to pick up a copy or two. I’m not saying this is something that I’d like to own, per se, but I can deffo understand other people’s desire to do so :) More »