Moby to drag dark parts of fame from the shadows in new memoir, ‘Then It Fell Apart’
Electronic music pioneer and notable vegan advocate/entrepreneur, Moby, has announced he will be unveiling a part-two of his memoirs this June, titled: Then It Fell Apart.
The upcoming book, which details the less glamorous, more punishing facets of fame, will serve as a follow up to Moby’s first book, Porcelain–named after his chart-topping track circa 1999. Often drowning the reader in humor and heartache, the first edition outlined Moby’s tumultuous ascension to super-stardom over the course of the late ’80s and ’90s. NYC’s flourishing, underground rave scene and the height of the AIDS epidemic as its backdrop, the first memoir saw the Play producer illustrate the trials and tribulations the starry-eyed artists of his generation (though his struggles are applicable to any musical epoch) endured in hopes of making careers of their crafts.
Moby has been unflinchingly transparent about his on-again off-again relationship with addiction and self-destructive lifestyle over the years. Now, 10 years sober, he plans to illuminate his demons, a categorical side-effect of fame, even further in Then It Fell Apart. Moby’s publisher, Faber Books released a recent statement, referencing the upcoming work’s focus:
“In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium, Play. Like generation-defining albums before it, Play was ubiquitous, and catapulted Moby to superstardom,” said the Faber Books release. “Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking ecstasy for breakfast (most days), drinking liters of vodka (every day), and sleeping with super models (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn’t last. And then it fell apart.”
on 2nd may 2019 @FaberBooks will publish the second volume of my life story: ‘Then It Fell Apart.’ it’s a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk beneath the bling and bluster of celebrity lifestyle. https://t.co/6bg3TeiWHZ pic.twitter.com/1IK9qazK9i
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) October 11, 2018