Face It: A Memoir

Face It: A Memoir

by Debbie Harry

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Overview

Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry

BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNK 

Musician, actor, activist, and the iconic face of New York City cool, Debbie Harry is the frontwoman of Blondie, a band that forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, punk, disco, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved pop songs of all time. As a muse, she collaborated with some of the boldest artists of the past four decades. The scope of Debbie Harry’s impact on our culture has been matched only by her reticence to reveal her rich inner life—until now.  

In an arresting mix of visceral, soulful storytelling and stunning visuals, Face It upends the standard music memoir while delivering a truly prismatic portrait. With all the grit, grime, and glory recounted in intimate detail, Face It re-creates the downtown scene of 1970s New York City, where Blondie played alongside the Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Aesthetically dazzling, and including never-before-seen photographs, bespoke illustrations and fan art installations, Face It brings Debbie Harry’s world and artistic sensibilities to life.  

Following her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie’s breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights, Face It is a cinematic story of a woman who made her own path, and set the standard for a generation of artists who followed in her footsteps—a memoir as dynamic as its subject. 

“I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then. I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up yet I was very serious.”—From Face It 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060749583
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 133
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

DEBBIE HARRY with Blondie has sold millions of albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Harry had the pleasure of acting in some of the most interesting independent films of the last twenty years. She is devoted to environmental issues such as clean water and saving pollinators as well as the promotion of the LGBTQ community and human rights.

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Anonymous 7 days ago
A memoir like no other. Impeccably written.Beautiful cover.The artwork and doodles are priceless. There is no pretense with Debbie- This is a candid and humorous look at her life, music and travels.. Most of the stories are short vignettes that flow seamlessly.I had a hard time putting the book down. Debbie keeps things open ended and keeps the reader wanting more. The story of Blondie is a great human interest story with a “Rags to Riches” theme. I found some of the stories to be sad and others to be hilarious with an overall triumphant tone to the book. I found Debbies approach to overcoming trauma pragmatic and uplifting. A refreshing read from a cool, classy and lovely lady.