Dickie Felton

I write about music and football

The book MORRISSEY described as being "very attractive"

They look like him, they speak like him. They worship the very ground he walks on. And when obsessive fan actually meets Morrissey, worlds turn upside down. The Day I Met Morrissey contains real-life accounts from fans who for a split second found themselves in the right place at the right time.

There's a chance encounter at Wilmslow train station in 1985 when a tongue-tied teen fulfils her dream. More dramatic Morrissey meetings come in perfumeries, airport lounges and by the Pic'n'mix at Woolworths.

Read some 'Meeting Morrissey' stories from the book

Reader's Comments:

Lauren Murphy, Dublin, Ireland: I bought your book and it was stolen from my bag before I'd even had a chance to read it. So somewhere in Dublin, a thieving cloakroom attendant is (hopefully) enjoying your book. Yes, stolen... and I'd only been leafing through it with a friend earlier that evening, looking forward to getting stuck in to it. I hope whoever took it is a Moz fan, at least." 

Jo Hopkins, Grimsby: Thank you so much for sending the book so quickly and for signing it! I've not been able to put it down! The pictures and stories are fab. Sadly I have never met Morrissey but I've had a couple of "near misses". I am going to see Morrissey in Grimsby and met loads of local fans whilst waiting in the queue for tickets. I will let them know about your book so you might receive more orders from here. Morrissey did a gig here in 2006 also which was amazing so I'm already very excited despite this being about the 30th time I've seen him live. I'm also braving a long trip to Hop Farm which will be my first time seeing Morrissey at a festival (not a massive fan of camping!). I hope you enjoy the live dates you're attending and that you continue to meet Morrissey and maybe write another book. I wish I'd bought yours sooner! 

Sean flanagan, Solihull, England: "I'd just like to say how much I enjoyed your book, Like you I am a Morrissey obsessive and have been for many years. I was overjoyed at how well presented the book was and how really interesting all the stories are." 

Chris Lareau, Memphis, USA: "I'm about halfway through the book - very well done. Great memories and great photos. I am sure the Mozzer approves. I even put Bona Drag back in my car to listen to Suedehead and determine if it may indeed also be my favorite song - but alas, I think Sing Your Life still occupies top spot for me." 

David Ward, Hampshire: "The book itself is excellent; really great layout, riveting stories and super photos. I read quite a bit of it on Saturday afternoon before going off to see my home team (Southampton) give a good account of themselves and just lose out to Man Utd in the 4th round of the FA Cup. If I were Morrissey I would be deeply touched that such a wonderful book had been written about me. 

Angela Harrison, Eccles, Manchester, England: The book's for a relative of mine, a great Morrissey fan who turns 60 at the end of the month; she'll absolutely love your book.

Thomas Davies: "I didn't realise I was purchasing it from the author. Great book and really fascinating. I love Mozzer and have stuck by him for years now and I am not without my criticisms of him - nice thing about your book is that it really seems that Moz is a warm and generous spirited chap towards many of his fans. 

Christopher Sawyer: "Oh, that book is so good. I love it very much. Worth every penny. I hope you sell a million of it. Get that thing back on Amazon. The pictures and stories are priceless." 

Monica Boyd, San Diego, USA: "Hello, I just wanted to let you know I received the book and I really love it - thank you!"

Morrissey International Airport

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An account of what it means to be on the road with the last great pop star and his people.

The Day I Met Morrissey

The Day I Met Morrissey

A collection of real-life accounts from fans who for a split second found themselves in the right place at the right time