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From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the 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

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In the late eighties and early nineties, Moby, then an underground DJ and musician, was scraping out a living in New York City. In a scene popular chiefly among working-class African-Americans and Latinos, Moby – a poor, skinny, white Christian, vegan and teetotaller – looked like he would never make it. By the late nineties, contemplating the end of his music career, he released what he assumed would be his swansong, Play, which went on to become a multi-million-selling album, opening up an astonishing new phase in his life. Porcelain is an unfailingly honest, funny and brilliantly written memoir about making it, losing it, loving it, hating it and everything in between.

Critic Reviews

"The New York of the time comes alive here, as Moby's by turns funny, sad and always honest telling on his story shows us a city where artists could survive on next to nothing and take the time to find their sound.'

Loud & Quiet
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A romp of a book. Such outrageous fun.

The Guardian
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'Moby's Porcelain reinvents the music memoir [it] swerves around the tired tropes of most rock stories in a joyfully honest look at his life in the 1990s.

The New Statesman
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Hugely entertaining memoir [...] his hilarious telling of his tale makes the reader pine for a sequel.

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A funny and insightful read