Debbie Harry – Face It


Performed by Debbie Harry with vocal guest appearances from Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie, and Gary Valentine with original music by Chris Stein.

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 front woman 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 Harrys 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 Itupends the standard music memoir while delivering a truly prismatic portrait. With all the grit, grime, and glory recounted in intimate detail,Face Itre-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 Itbrings Debbie Harrys 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 Blondies breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than 30 films, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights,Face Itis 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 didnt really say back then. I wasnt 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 itupyet I was very serious.” (FromFace It)

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Author: Debbie Harry
Narrator: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie, Gary Valentine
Duration: 8 hours 57 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2010
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

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Debbie Harry it’s a punk rock pioneer, and a very cool, classy chic.

And the book is made all the more enjoyable because she narrates it herself.

can’t recommend this enough for any fans of Blondie, Debbie, punk, or rock and roll in general!