It's all good
Hearing rumours via Twitter that there may be a couple of people taking legal action regarding content of autobiography.
Suing for defamation surely. Gosh I'm not surprised in the slightest but Morrissey has a big ring binder with letters and emails in it so I would be careful if I were them.
If it were published in the US there would probably be no law suit. People take advantage of the English libel and slander laws. It is so much harder to prove defamation of character in the US courts. The English laws need revised, imo. Many books aren't published in the UK for this very reason, unfortunately. Penguin Books has to be much more cautious about publishing content than an American publishing house does. But... of course Morrissey being British, would choose a British publisher. Imagine the controvery that would ensue if he hadn't.
It's bad enough that he chose to spell many verbs with a 'z' as opposed to an 's'.
He used to care about these things.
Yeah. I can see how this is bothersome to some/many/all Brits who treasure Moz as an English icon. I am certain the editor is aware of this idiosyncrasy.
To be honest, it doesn't read to me as if the text has been edited AT ALL, as these things would be very easy to amend for UK publication. Had an editor gone through this manuscript, I'm sure they would have fixed the typos (which are evident even on the 1st page), and tidied up some of the glaring present/past tense clashes (particularly when Morrissey manages to get so mangled he sometimes attempts both in the same sentence).
I took found it really irritating that color isn't colour and glamor isn't glamour etc - it seemed strange for a British writer to be doing for a book released in the UK
Do you seriously imagine anyone bothered to proof-read this drivel? They were too busy with their profit spreadsheets. Morrissey is NOT a serious author. And Penguin have reduced themselves to ridicule.