Moby to write memoir spanning first decade of his career

Electronic egghead recalls rave days.

As anyone who’s waded through Morrissey’s recent Autobiography will attest, the first half of any celeb memoir is almost always the best bit, charting their metamorphosis from wide-eyed ingenue to ego-addled superstar.

So we’re relieved to hear that Moby is set to pen an autobiography covering the first 10 years of his career – i.e. the rave days – beginning in the late ’80s and finishing up at the recording of 1999’s Play, via ‘Go’,  Everything Is Wrong and of course his weird punk rock album.

According to a report in Publishers Marketplace, Moby will reminisce about relocating to the East Village in the midst of the crack and AIDS epidemic and “his unique vantage point as a white vegan in a predominantly black and Hispanic art form”.

The book is due to be published by Penguin Press and Faber Social, but no date has been set just yet. Moby’s latest album was last year’s Innocents, which featured guest vocalists Mark Lanegan and Wayne Coyne, while this year he remixed a David Lynch track and directed a pretty decent video for it to boot. [via Bedford and BoweryDaily Swarm

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