Morrissey has reportedly finished his mammoth autobiography, although the eccentric icon is unsure anyone is going to be interested in reading it. He obviously doesn’t have a good understanding of his rabid, adoring legions of fans.
The book has been three years in the writing and is due for publication in 2012.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4 (via The Guardian), Morrissey said, “I’m really not that interesting, so I don’t know why I’ve written so much… I have been through the whole life. I just wonder if 660 pages are too much for people to bear. And then I sit down and think, well, are six pages too much for people to bear? I really don’t know. [It’s] baffling.”
Mercifully, he is editing the 200,000-word beast, saying “I’ve reached the re-drafting, trimming stage.” Morrissey is yet to decide on a publisher for the book, with him previously joshing that it should be published immediately as a Penguin Classic. At least we think he was joking.
In the same interview he emphasised his antipathy towards British prime minister and self-proclaimed Smiths fan David Cameron, saying, “Sometimes you see people [who like your music] and they have a lifestyle which is everything that you oppose.”