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Face It - Debbie Harry (25)

  • ASIN: ‎ B07Z9JJDJH
  • Publisher: ‎ Dey Street Books; Illustrated edition (October 17, 2019)
  • Kindle: ‎ 189165 KB
  • Print: ‎ 366 pages




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.



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.


REVIEW:
An icon from my childhood, I jumped at buying this book!
Right from the beginning you get pulled into her life, and find out things you never knew about her. There is even a couple of 'holy crap' moments in the book. You know she has had an amazing life, but you just don't get the full extent until you read her story.
It was a quick read too. Although the ending felt rushed and not well planned out. It's like she didn't know how to end the book. Other than that it was insightful and fun!
Fans will devour it anyway!


4/5




**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was purchased. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

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  1. I was never a fan of Blondie or Debbie Harry, but I think I'd like getting to know her through this book.

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