Porcelain: Memórias

Editora Intrinseca
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 Havia diversas razões para Moby jamais deslanchar como DJ e músico na cena club nova-iorquina. Aquela era a Nova York das boates Palladium, Mars, Limelight e Twilo, a cidade do hedonismo desenfreado regado a drogas, e lá estava Richard Melville Hall, descendente distante do autor de Moby Dick, um garoto branco, pobre e magrelo de Connecticut, cristão devoto, vegano e totalmente careta.

Moby testemunhou em Nova York um submundo cultural atrevido e festivo. Ele encontrou seu espaço e alcançou o sucesso, que logo se mostrou efêmero e cheio de complicações. No desfecho da década de 1990, frente a um fim iminente, acabou criando o álbum que viria a ser o início de uma nova fase espetacular: Play, que vendeu milhões de cópias no mundo todo.

Francas e sem remorsos, as memórias descritas em Porcelain cobrem dez anos da carreira de Moby, da fita demo que o colocou no comando das pickups do porão da recém-inaugurada Mars ao auge retumbante do sucesso. Com uma voz que ressoa honestidade e uma paixão inabalável por sua música, o que Moby faz é tanto uma crônica sobre uma cidade e uma época quanto uma exploração profundamente íntima da busca pelo sucesso. Mais que uma autobiografia, Porcelain é o retrato de um jovem imerso em uma cena cultural extremamente instigante, narrado com o ritmo e a fluidez de um romance da melhor qualidade.

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Editora Intrinseca
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Published on
May 24, 2016
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9788580579260
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Language
Portuguese
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
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Where's the beef? In the news, that's where. More than ever, meat is making the headlines and growing numbers of people are becoming more informed and passionate about what they eat. The facts are compelling: contamination cases are on the rise, obesity has become pandemic in the United States, and the animal agriculture sector is responsible for more human-induced greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector. It's no wonder that millions of people are thinking twice about meat.

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Porcelain is about making it, losing it, loving it, and hating it. It’s about finding your people, your place, thinking you've lost them both, and then, somehow, when you think it’s over, from a place of well-earned despair, creating a masterpiece. As a portrait of the young artist, Porcelain is a masterpiece in its own right, fit for the short shelf of musicians’ memoirs that capture not just a scene but an age, and something timeless about the human condition. Push play.
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