I want the one I can’t have, and it’s driving me mad. . . No doubt countless American fans of Morrissey are singing those lyrics to Penguin Books right now. The publisher released the singer’s autobiography last Thursday under its Classics imprint. . . in the UK only. It went straight to number 1 on the Amazon.co.uk charts upon its release, but there is currently no date for a stateside release. And you know, these things take time.
But don’t despair! We’ve compiled a list of books that inspired Morrissey and books inspired by Morrissey and The Smiths for you to read in the meantime. So while you (stretch out and) wait for Morrissey’s Autobiography to arrive at a library near you, check out these titles and learn more about Morrissey’s literary influences. Click on the link below to see the list and place holds in the catalog. And don’t forget, there’s more to life than books, you know, but not much more. . .not much more. . .