...Morrissey favourite Alan Carr on why he doesn't read other comedians' autobiographies:
"I'm steering clear because I'm one of those people who starts absorbing other people's experiences and thinking they're mine. I'd be saying something to my mother: 'Oh, do you remember when that happened?' And she'd say, 'No Alan, that was Poirot.'"
PS: And a variant thereon from Ricky Gervais (although I don't know whether Morrissey likes him):
"I don't read books. I'm sorry. I can't. I can't read books, other people's books. After the first sentence, the first paragraph, I'm off on my own scenario. It's no longer their book. I'm not reading it any more, I've put it down before turning the first page, I'm writing my own chapters, fitting in my own characters, trying to make it take off my way. So this would happen, then that would happen, of course that character would ... no, it's hopeless, so now I just don't."