AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY MORRISSEY
A lot has been said in the press about this book, mainly by the most boring of Morrissey naysayers. Lazy headlines and ignorant opinions filled papers and websites by nobody journalists who flicked through the 457 pages trying to find the “revelations,” This book is not about revelations, we know most of this stuff, it’s about the world through Moz’s eyes which often feels like the world through our own eyes which is why we remain true to him. Viva Moz!
Here are my personal highlights from the book published, very deservedly, as a Penguin Classic:
1. Birds abstain from song in post-war industrial Manchester, where the 1960s will not swing, and where the locals are the opposite of worldly (page 4)
2. Miss Redmond is ageing, and will never marry, and will die smelling of attics (page 10)
3. Every house has a face, and the eyes of 10 Trafalgar Square were already closed (page 34)
4. Nannie is gone to the world with a satisfied Embassy wheeze whistling in rhythm to the bedside clock, her night-light pointing the way to cough sweets, Holy water, milk of magnesia and Germolene – the vital accoutrements for anticipated midnight peril (page 34) Continue reading