Saint Morrissey

Saint Morrissey

A Portrait of This Charming Man by An Alarming Fan

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the contemporary music icon explores his enigmatic personality in light of the author's own fan obsession, tracing his rise as the front man of The Smiths in the 1980s through his solo career, his sexual ambivalence, and his provocative song lyrics and interviews. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait of the contemporary music icon explores his enigmatic personality in light of the author's own fan obsession, tracing his rise as the front man of The Smiths in the 1980s through his solo career.

Simon and Schuster
There is no other contemporary artist who is so famously difficult, so seemingly enigmatic, and so passionately loved by his fans as Morrissey. From the moment he caught the public's eye in the early 1980s as the iconic front man of the Smiths, and through his subsequent solo career, the patron saint of misfits has fascinated and baffled in equal measure.Yet, as Mark Simpson argues in this wickedly funny and deeply sacrilegious "psycho-bio" -- told through the lens of his own obsession as a lifelong fan -- Morrissey isn't quite so enigmatic as he might appear. To understand this most private (and sexually ambivalent) of stars, one need only uncover the countless clues to his personality in his startlingly candid song lyrics and his innumerable provocative interviews. Simpson deftly explores why Morrissey bewitched a generation -- and why he remains as intriguing as ever. In fact 2004 was Morrissey's best year to date, bringing his biggest-selling album, a sold-out tour, and the adulation of legions of new fans. Both an insightful look at the singer's career and a personal story of a boy's first love for his music idol, Saint Morrissey is, like its subject, shrewd, sharp-witted, charming, and utterly original.

Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2005
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780743276900
0743276906
Characteristics: 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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indiecat5 Jul 23, 2012

Really great book!

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Catman2259
Sep 01, 2010

A must for any fan of Morrissey's music. Not just a fawning fan letter, but actually contributes many insightful thoughts as to the workings of both the man's mind, as well as those of his fans. Excellent work!

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