Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books (UK) deal [updated] - true-to-you.net

UPDATE Sep. 13, 3:05PM PT:

link posted by jbabz:

Clarification - true-to-you.net
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.



Statement
- true-to-you.net
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

Excerpt:

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 - BBC.co.uk

Excerpt:

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

Excerpt:

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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Morrissey has not lied here. He has implied but not lied. The man is genius and eveyone here has fallen to his power of manipluation. I say that in a good way. Happy to be manipulated!
 
Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

Morrissey has not lied here. He has implied but not lied. The man is genius and eveyone here has fallen to his power of manipluation. I say that in a good way. Happy to be manipulated!
 
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Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

Er . . . perhaps it wasn't very good.
"Ramblings of an Old Fart", not very good?! How dare you...
 
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Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

Needless to say, Morrissey had the last laugh.
 
I'm hoping for a Robert Galbraith J.K. Rowling style leak of information. We shall see. The statement didn't suggest how recently the disagreement occurred so we can only assume but Penguins hasn't refuted the statement either.
 
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Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

There is a repulsive circus of idiotic clowns out there Steven. Don't join them dear. Refrain. Love you in my dreams.x
 
Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

I'm hoping for a Robert Galbraith J.K. Rowling style leak of information. We shall see. The statement didn't suggest how recently the disagreement occurred so we can only assume but Penguins hasn't refuted the statement either.
Has Morrissey been masquerading as a female writer? My money is on Jackie Collins
 
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Morrissey has not lied here. He has implied but not lied. The man is genius and eveyone here has fallen to his power of manipluation. I say that in a good way. Happy to be manipulated!
So on that theory could he have implied his Mother was ill, implied bass player injury, implied 'penne pasta-gate' etc.

Implier, implier his pants are on fire !!!!!!!!!!


Benny-the-Butcher
 
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Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

Well I expect to see Morrissey turning up in London tomorrow with a wheelbarrow full of his books that he's printed off from his home printer :D
 
There has been an update on True to You : 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.

What are they playing at go home 'True to You' you're drunk. Yes!!!! All is not lost, 2013 will be salvaged!!
 
Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

There has been an update on True to You : 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.

What are they playing at go home 'True to You' you're drunk. Yes!!!! All is not lost, 2013 will be salvaged!!
Hmm. So this was basically a "Smiths to Split" story... But this time it worked :)
 
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Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

There has been an update on True to You : 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.

What are they playing at go home 'True to You' you're drunk. Yes!!!! All is not lost, 2013 will be salvaged!!
Yeyyyy! :D

I feel so bad for the guy on ebay buying it for £40! The second as it's on amazon, I'm buying it without a second thought.
 
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Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

No Lauren Bacall.
Do you remember Morrissey was slagging off Bacall who often talked about her late husband on TV talk shows in 80s?
 
Re: Article: Morrissey's Autobiography / Penguin Books deal collapse; search for new publisher - tru

Do you remember Morrissey was slagging off Bacall who often talked about her late husband on TV talk shows in 80s?
No I don't. She sprang to mind when I thought who would be the female Morrissey?'. She puts down all the young actresses and sweeps around like the diva she is. We dislike people who remind us of ourselves ;)
 

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