Moby just sold a autobiography about his humble beginnings in the East Village. Here’s the description of the memoir, from Publishers Marketplace.
Musician Richard Melville Hall, or Moby to everyone other than his mom, just sold his memoir, covering the ten year period beginning in the late 1980s through the recording of his seminal album PLAY, including relocating to the East Village in the midst of the crack and AIDS epidemic, and the rise of EDM (electronic dance music) and his unique vantage point as a white vegan in a predominantly black and Hispanic art form, to Scott Moyers at Penguin Press, and Lee Brackstone at Faber & Faber’s Faber Social, by Daniel Greenberg at Levine Greenberg Rostan.
He’s a pretty prolific writer already. Many of Moby’s albums include essays that he has written himself in the inlay card. Everything Is Wrong had essays on over-consumption (“We use toxic chlorine bleach to keep our underpants white”) and U.S. religious leaders (“Why doesn’t the Christian right go out and spread mercy, compassion and selflessness?”), and End of Everything discussed being a vegan (“Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?”). In “Animal Rights” Moby discussed the granting of basic rights in western society, and called for readers to grant such basic rights to homosexuals and animals. (“a long time ago only kings had rights. then rights were extended to property-owning white men. then all men. then women. then children. then the mentally retarded. now we’re agonizing over the extension of basic rights to homosexuals and animals.”)
Can’t wait to read it.