Moby will read from his new memoir at a popular Minneapolis book store


There will likely be a very long line to get into one Uptown Minneapolis bookstore on May 23.

That's when hitmaker Moby – the electronic musician known for songs like "Natural Blues" and "We Are All Made of Stars" – is reading from his new autobiography at Magers & Quinn, a bookseller that's been doing business in Uptown for more than two decades.

The memoir, due to be released next June, is called "Porcelain," which shares a name with an especially popular track off his 1999 album, "Play." (You can have a listen here)

According to publisher Faber & Faber, the book is a “piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing" look at Moby's life story, which starts in "suburban poverty and alienation" and ends up in "unlikely success out of the New York City club scene of the late 1980s and 90s."

And months before its official release, it's already getting high praise from the likes of renowned author Salmon Rushdie, who the publisher quotes as saying, "The writing is terrific, enlivened by a deadpan humour that makes crazy sense of it all."

According to Magers & Quinn's Facebook event page, he'll be appearing on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

And while he's there, perhaps he can thumb through a copy of his famous ancestor's novel – you might have heard of it – "Moby Dick."

The 50-year-old singer-songwriter – birth name Richard Melville Hall – once told CNN that Herman Melville is his "great-great-great-granduncle," according to family lore. He also said his parents were responsible for giving him the nickname that would later become his stage moniker.

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