Faber to release Moby memoir next June

Faber to release Moby memoir next June

Faber & Faber is to publish Moby’s “piercingly tender” memoir, Porcelain, in June 2016.

Porcelain is a “piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing" account of Moby's path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success out of the New York City club scene of the late 1980s and 90s.

Singer-songwriter, musician and photographer, Moby was born Richard Melville Hall in 1965.

"Porcelain is about making it, losing it, loving it and hating it. It’s about finding your people, and your place, thinking you’ve lost them both, and then, finally, somehow, when you think it’s over, from a place of well-earned despair, creating a masterpiece", the publisher said. "Porcelain is a masterpiece in its own right, fit for the short shelf of musicians’ memoirs that capture not just a scene but an age, and something timeless about the human condition."

Author Salman Rushdie said of the book: "The writing is terrific, enlivened by a deadpan humour that makes crazy sense of it all. His ancestor Herman Meville would, I think, be simultaneously revolted and proud.”

Endorsing the work, writer and editor Dave Eggers added: "This is one of the funniest and most accessible books you’ll ever read about an erstwhile Christian/alcoholic vegan electronic music maker. Throughout the adventures and misadventures Moby manages to stay wide-eyed, grateful and amazed, which itself is a real gift to the reader. He remakes the music world into the form it should be: nonexclusive, unpretentious, less about division and stratification, and more about radical inclusion. Music shouldn’t exist any other way.”

Porcelain will be published by Faber on 2nd June 2016, priced at £14.99 for paperback and £12.99 for e-book.