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Boy, Interrupted
Dale Hibbert
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Boy, Interrupted

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"I have felt alone all my life." Dale Hibbert’s story reads like a song by The Smiths, which might not be a coincidence.

His mother died when he was eight days old. He was a latch-key kid. He has married four times and has eight children. He has ‘died’ twice. He is a depressive. He has been penniless. But he has also been a musician, producer, sound engineer, a millionaire
Published November 5th 2015 by Pomona Books
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Jonathan Norton
Dec 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Dale Hibbert was the original bassist for The Smiths for the first 6 months including the earliest demos and the first ever gig. That wasn't the only thing that happened in his life, and we get a lot of detail about the punk & post-punk Manchester music scenes before that episode, and then his very varied career afterwards: sound engineer, landscape gardener, club owner, cafe owner, IT support manager, TEFL teacher, voice artist for a Czech children's cartoon series, and now memoirist. He has st ...more
Kay Smillie
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dale Hibbert was in the Smiths right back in the early days but this isn't really about that. Yes, his time with Morrissey and Marr is covered but this is about his struggle with depression throughout his life and finally being diagnosed with Aspergers. He seems to have found his soulmate and discovered happiness, which I can totally relate to but, depression never truly goes, you learn to cope with it the best you can as I have found out. On a final note I totally agree with Dale about the coff ...more
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