For lack of a better word, Moby has always seemed an unlikely rock star: a skinny, clean-living Christian from Connecticut, he took the long road to success as a DJ and musician, playing underground music in underground clubs awash in the excess and decadence of late-eighties and nineties New York City. His album Play was intended to be a swan song and farewell to that life; instead it gave him world-wide fame, opening new windows to creativity and innovation.
Moby's new memoir, Porcelain (released in conjunction with a musical retrospective of the same title), is his story of fear and fearlessness, of finding one's role in the world, of the place and people that defined an age. We asked Moby for the books that have recently inspired him; see his picks below (preserved as received, in their original format and grammar, because I think it works) and look here for more celebrity favorites.
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