• by Morrissey
  • Narrated by David Morrissey
  • 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Practically every paragraph has a line or two that demands to be read aloud to the mirror, tattooed on foreheads, carved on tombstones."
Rolling Stone
"Morrissey is a pop star of unusual writing talent."
The New York Times
Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just ok. Read if you're a fan. Skip if not

Would you try another book from Morrissey and/or David Morrissey?

Yeah. David Morrissey did a great job and I'll read anything by Morrissey.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)


Which character – as performed by David Morrissey – was your favorite?

There aren't really any characters, but then again Morrissey is a character unto himself, either way David Morrissey is does a really good job. He has a really nice voice and is able to pull off the funny little Morrisseyisms that Moz tends to say now and then.

Do you think Autobiography needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yeah because I didn't think there was enough detail in this.

Any additional comments?

Honestly, I LOVE Morrissey but this book was just ok. As a fan, I found it interesting but but lacking in detail. He just kind of breezes over topics/relationships rather quickly. However, His writing is really lovely and he comes off as charming and witty which is no surprise. I would love to read some fiction by him as I think he is a great story teller normally. I love him but I'm not going to give him 5/5 just because he's Moz which is what i feel people are doing.

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Long-winded gripe session

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would like to hear more about the creation of The Smith's music and the stories that inspired them to write some of their songs.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Don't know.

Have you listened to any of David Morrissey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. He is very good.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

I love The Smith's and Morrissey's music and never knew a great deal about the band. I was hoping this would be an informative peek behind the scenes, but disappointingly, it drags on and on against all those who wronged Morrissey. The book is very artistically written, especially the beginning about his childhood. We all know Morrissey to be opinionated and I can allow him his fair share of gripes, but the greater part of the book dwells in negativity. Morrissey was an instrumental player during a great period for music, however, he seems very pessimistic about all that happened to him. Rightfully so? Maybe. I would just like to hear more about the music and songs and less about his legal woes or his rants against those who eat meat.

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- J. Welsh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio