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Then It Fell Apart
Then It Fell Apart | Moby
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What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle. 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. Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most days), drinking litres of vodka (every day), and sleeping with super models (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn't last. And then it fell apart. The second volume of Moby's memoir is a classic about the banality of fame. It is shocking, riotously entertaining, extreme, and unforgiving. It is unedifying, but you can never tear your eyes away from the page.
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FreeReadAndWrite
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Here's one of my biggest questions: why didn't Faber & Faber have a fucking fact checker on Moby's book? Beyond calling Natalie Portman, there are basic dates of events that you can verify with JUST GOOGLE, but no one bothered to 🤦🏻‍♀️

Kathrin I understand and support freedom of speech, but I think it‘s incredibly that obvious lies can be published. And this is entertainment related... not much harm done... when you think about political or scientific publication, there is real harm. 8mo
FreeReadAndWrite @Kathrin all due respect, publishers hire fact checkers on memoirs for a reason - it absolutely does have an effect. The average memoir is going to reach and impact popular culture and beliefs more than anything scientifically published. There's a reason they call academia a bubble (I say as someone who came from academia). 8mo
FreeReadAndWrite @Kathrin and all you have to do is look at the conversation on consent and dating as a result of this book to know that. Free speech? Sure. But this literally ignored publishing 101. 8mo
Kathrin @FreeReadAndWrite I see what you say. There is still harm in this case too. My point was more, that while they might hire fact checkers, there is way too much unproven out there... on both sides of the political spectrum. 8mo
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Saw Moby speak in Seattle about the book. The books gives an honest and intense telling of what fame and his childhood did to him. He‘s come a very long way from those days. Worth a read.

Soubhiville Thanks for the review, I was wondering how this was! Just saw him on Bill Maher. 8mo
Twocougs @Soubhiville I‘ve been whispering and crumpling paper ever since I saw that episode😂 8mo
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