As Morrissey’s autobiography went flying off the shelves last week, we take a look at the 7 reasons this is the best book ever. Like ever.
‘My childhood is streets upon streets upon streets upon streets’
1. Literary giant Penguin have agreed for the autobiography to be published as a ‘Classic’, before it’s even been read by the general public.
This puts the former Smith’s signer alongside authors such as Oscar Wilde, William Blake and Thomas Hardy.
2. His memoirs read like his lyrics, from start to finish.
Opening with, ‘My childhood is streets upon streets upon streets upon streets’
3. Morrissey spills all about his love life.
His first relationship was with photographer Jake Walters, aged 35. “For the first time in my life the eternal ‘I’ became ‘we’, as finally I could get on with someone.”
4. He was very nearly a TV soap star being offered parts in EastEnders, Emmerdale and Friends.
EastEnders bosses once offered him a role as Dot Cotton’s “so far unmentioned son”, who would “cause births, deaths and factory fires every time I open my mouth”.
5. Despite everything, he speaks very fondly of Johnny Marr.
“I am shaken when I hear Johnny play guitar, because he is quite obviously gifted and almost unnaturally multi-talented.”
6. He was subject to ransom by Kidnappers in Mexico.
In 2007, he was apparently the subject of a ransom attempt by Mexican kidnappers following a gig in Tijuana. He said his driver took him down a dark road, but he and his security guard managed to abandon the car to find themselves in the middle of nowhere.
7. It practically sold out in a day, meaning EVERYONE has it. Congrats Moz!
Harry Potter, The Twillight Saga, 50 shades of Grey.. You get the jist.