Item #297573 Face It: A Memoir. Debbie Harry.
Face It: A Memoir

Face It: A Memoir

Dey Street Books, October 2019. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket As Issued. Item #297573
ISBN: 006074958X

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


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
As a musician, an actor, a muse, an icon, the breadth of the author's impact on culture has been matched by her almost Sphinx-like reticence about her inner life. Through it all she has infused her perennial Blondie persona with a heady mix of raw sexuality and sophisticated punk cool. First edition, first printing w/ full number line at rear copyright page; Signed by the author in gold marker at designated publisher page w/ 'Signed First Edition' sticker present at front board; Tight binding; Clean, sturdy pictoral boards, gentle edge-wear present at upper spine; Pages free of markings; An excellent copy.

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