Morrissey's Memoir to Be Published in U.S.

Kyleen James

"Autobiography" will be available in hardcover Dec. 3.

The Morrissey memoir show soon will arrive in the U.S.

Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that Morrissey's Autobiography has been acquired jointly by three of its imprints. G.P. Putnam's Sons will publish the hardcover Dec. 3, and Penguin Classics will handle the paperback edition on a date to be determined.

The book is a No. 1 best-seller in England.

British reviewers have been divided over the book by the Smiths' former frontman. Rock critic Neil McCormack gave Autobiography a five-star review in the Daily Telegraph. He compares it favorably to Bob Dylan's Chronicles. But The Independent's literary editor, Boyd Tonkin, writes that he tired of Morrissey's "droning narcissism" and "puerile litany of grievances."