Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books (UK) deal [updated] -

UPDATE Sep. 13, 3:05PM PT:

link posted by jbabz:

Clarification -
13 September 2013

The publication of Morrissey's Autobiography remains with Penguin Books.

This is a deal for the UK and Europe, but Morrissey has no contract with a publisher for the U.S. or any other territory.

As of 13 September, Morrissey and Penguin (UK) remain determined to publish within the next few weeks.

12 September 2013

Although Morrissey's Autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16th, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse. No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher.

UPDATE - media coverage:

The Story of Morrissey's Autobiography Keeps Getting Weirder by ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS - The Atlantic Wire


But two spokespeople in Penguin's New York headquarters said they had no knowledge of any plans for publication.

A spokeswoman for Penguin's U.K. arm was a little more revealing when reached via email about Morrissey's latest signal to fans about the book.

"How nice that he seemed to say yes," said the spokeswoman, Rosie Glaisher. "Here's hoping."

But she added: "Nothing on the schedule at this time."

And then there's this comment to The Guardian this morning:

Penguin has refused to confirm or deny that the book was due to be published, or even the existence of the reported deal with the singer.

Morrissey autobiography deal has collapsed, says semi-official fan site by Liz Bury - The Guardian

Morrissey pulls his autobiography days before release -


A Penguin Books spokeswoman said there would be no comment on the issue.

Link/excerpt posted by HangtheDJ16:

Is Morrissey’s autobiography a book that will never come out? by Nick Clark - The Independent
Singer announces 11th-hour split from publishers – despite no evidence the book was anywhere near finished


Lee Brackstone, creative director of Faber, said it was the “first I’d heard” about next week’s supposed publication. “I can’t see how they could turn the book around that quickly and nobody seems to know anything about it. It seems like mischief to me.”

Mr Brackstone had written an open letter to Morrissey in 2010 to woo him to the publisher, though “only half seriously” and continued in a similar tone yesterday. “I’ve grown out of it. All I can say is: that joke isn’t funny any more.”

He added: “It will be a wonderful book and I love him – he’s a hero to so many people and remains a vital influence in this moribund culture he constantly challenges. But working with him? I’m not sure I’ve the strength and fortitude much as I’d love to.”

One industry insider said: “There is simply no evidence of this book in existence. It would be on the radar of bookshops, certainly wholesalers. How else would it get sold? Out of the boot of his car?”

Morrissey’s autobiography was not listed as due for publication on the Nielsen Index, nor was it given an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) code which it would have been had it been coming out next week, according to the industry insider.
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It :head-smack: doesn't :head-smack: EXIST ! ! ! :head-smack:

So nowt is going on. Ok !
ouch, that gonna leave a mark :eek:
although what you say is probably nearer to the truth :straightface:
given the Morrissey of 2013 :o
I imagine he has written some of it, but is waiting for an advance from a publisher to finish the rest of it :tears:
but hey, I want to be wrong, I want to think its all done and its great :guitar:
I try always to hope for the best, but am prepared for the worst...
So, he sends two statements and various other sundry references to an autobiography, but there is no book? Oh no no no our mozzer wouldn't do that, you are mistaken I think.

Well, does anybody know what happened with that copy/copies advertised on ebay. Were they sold? Were they real? Did anyone out there bid, or win?
Autobiography, by Morrissey, has an October 17 publishing date....It will be available in book stores and from online retailers throughout Europe.
Penguin Books should confirm this within 24 hours.

This information can be found at True to You....
Oh dear !!!!!! :crazy: :rofl: :laughing: :guffaw: :mock: :ahhh: :pray:

Tell me more, tell me more like does he have a church ?

Pope Bennydick

Don’t misinterpret me, Bennydickhead . It’s much more meaningful than that and too complex for your melon to comprehend. I’ll just leave it at that, okay?

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