Not only is the book real, it's selling really well:
Morrissey's memoir has outsold the latest Bridget Jones novel to top the best seller charts in its first week.Content in the book (not to mention all the lyrics on the first Smiths album) has left some wondering if Morrissey is homosexual. Morrissey, master of coy semantics, has since clarified via a statement that reads: "Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course ... not many".
The paperback, called Autobiography and published by Penguin Classics, sold just short of 35,000 copies according to sales figures in trade magazine The Bookseller after its release on Thursday.
Helen Fielding's new Bridget Jones novel, Mad About the Boy, sold around 32,000 copies. [Belfast Telegraph]
Is Morrissey's autobiography any good? Amy Lamé, Tim Lott and Jon Snow try to decide in the video below...