Face It: A Memoir
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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.
"In this whirlwind tour of her life, Harry, one of the most photographed faces in music, deploys an irreverent style well suited to her story. Her tales of life before, during, after, and beyond her time with Blondie are intermixed with interludes that capture the eclectic and electric passion she has for the creative process. In a narrative that feels simultaneously heartfelt and spontaneous, Harry recounts close encounters with violence and harassment with the same immediacy as the moments that catapulted Blondie to worldwide fame. Harry doesn't focus on the challenges of being a woman in the music industry but rather on the collaborations that fueled her creativity. Though her sound and style influenced rock, and especially women in rock, there's refreshingly little self-congratulation in these pages. Instead, readers will find reflection on life with a budding band and an uncensored view of what it took to succeed...A wild ride of fame, friendships, music, and drugs sure to appeal to Blondie fans and 1970s rock in general."--KIRKUS
"Ms. Harry is a plain-spoken rock goddess."--PENELOPE GREEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLES
"Harry's new memoir is a post-punk bijou that rewards her devotees."--USA TODAY
"Readers, both familiar and unfamiliar with Harry's career, will enjoy this memoir...She was a young woman who fell under the spell of New York and made herself into the performer she always knew she'd become, one who went on to cast her own spell on millions of listeners."--THE WASHINGTON POST
“[An] insightful new memoir...the most distinctive quality in Harry's book is her sangfroid. At each dramatic turn -- and there are plenty -- she remains unflappable.”--Los Angeles Times
“Harry writes with a certain cool...She is one magnificent broad. The worship continues.”--New Statesman
“Face It makes for an engaging and occasionally surprising read.”--The Guardian
“The book is a great read full of humor, pathos, bittersweet reflection.”--Arizona Republic
"With Face It, Harry is here to fill in some of the blanks--briskly, humorously... Knowing that there are still those who expect her to be simply "a blonde in tight pants," she tells her life story how she wants to tell it."
"From run-ins with poltergeists, would-be kidnappers, and the IRS, to the touch-and-go grit and glam of life on the road, this memoir elucidates the triumphs and trials of Blondie's enigmatic frontwoman."--Vanity Fair
"Face It departs from most celebrity bios... It features original art, comic strips and pages of fan art"--Miami Herald