Morrissey’s Autobiography Pulled Just Days Before Publication

Craig Rosen
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Fans anxiously awaiting the Sept. 16 release of Morrissey's Autobiography will have to wait, as the plug has been pulled on the book for the time being just days before its publication.

A statement on the Morrissey fansite True To You says, "Although Morrissey's Autobiography was set to be available through 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."

There is no listing for the book on Amazon's U.K. site and a spokeswoman for Penguin told The Telegraph the publisher has no comment.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter back in February, Morrissey expressed anxiety about the book. "If the book doesn't come out soon, I'll burn it," he said.

He later added, "I've never felt fully present in my own life. I've always felt like a ghost drifting through. I'm not actually flesh. So autobiography is a therapeutic act of self-loyalty, even if, like me, you end up with chapters of self-disgust rather than reams of narcissism."

With the book on hold, Morrissey fans still have at least something to look forward to help them make it through the day. On Oct. 22, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Morrissey 25 Live on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital formats. The release captures Morrissey's surprise show at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2. The 19-song set includes Morrissey solo hits such as "November Spawned a Monster" and "Everyday is Like Sunday" as well has his take on such Smiths classics as "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" and "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side."

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