Porcelain

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There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene of the late 1980s and early 90s. He was not just a poor, skinny white kid from deepest Connecticut, but a devout Christian, a vegan, and a teetotaler, in a scene that was known for its unchecked drug-fuelled hedonism. By the end of the decade, Moby contemplated the end of things, in his career and elsewhere in his life, and he put that emotion into what he assumed would be his swan song, the album that would be in fact the beginning of an astonishing new phase in his life, the multimillion-selling ‘Play’. ‘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, creating a masterpiece.

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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.

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Weight 0.43 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 3.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

ix, 499 , 24 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

781.648092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K