Saint Morrissey: A Portrait of This Charming Man by an Alarming Fan

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9780743284813: Saint Morrissey: A Portrait of This Charming Man by an Alarming Fan

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. 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.

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About the Author:

Mark Simpson is the author of several books, including Male Impersonators and Metrosexy. He writes for several magazines and newspapers and is credited with coining the word 'metrosexual'.

Review:

"Saint Morrissey is a cracking read, almost an instructional handbook on how to develop, deal with, and finally escape an obsession." --The Boston Phoenix

"Simpson is funny, clever, honest, irreverent and egotistical: quite the match for Morrissey. More biographies should be written this way." --Independent on Sunday - Books of the Year

"The most incisive biography of Morrissey yet published" --James Maker - 'The Fifth Smith'

"Like his subject, incurable super-fan Simpson is constantly amusing and provocative.... A book Morrissey will claim to hate, but secretly love." --Mojo

"A sweet and tender mash note by an unabashed obsessive...witty, clever, charming, disarming." -- Geeta Dayal, "The Village Voice"

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