Debbie Harry has a new autobiography coming out called ‘Face It’

If movies about rockstars aren’t your cup of tea, how about their autobiographies? Blondie’s Debbie Harry has written what she says may be the first of multiple books. Face It will be published by HarperCollins and released October 1 of this year.

[The book is] a first-person account of Blondie’s rise in 1970’s New York, [and] features a mix of essays penned by Harry and interviews by journalist Sylvie Simmons. The book also includes previously unseen photos and fan art.

[From Pitchfork]

Debbie Harry tweeted on Thursday an image of the book’s cover with the note, “‘I didn’t want to, but I did,’” and a link to pre-order it via her website. In a statement shared by Pitchfork, the singer says that she will continue writing if there’s a positive reaction to the book. Among the tales she promises to share is a story about “the time I met Rita Hayworth and Penny Singleton backstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles…

As an avid reader, I enjoy a well-written autobiography; while I don’t know much about Harry, I grew up listening to Blondie, so I’m going to put this on my TBR [To Be Read] list. I can’t think of another autobiography (off the top of my head, anyway) that features fan art. How fun will it be for people to be able to say that their work was selected personally by Debbie Harry to be included in her book?

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  1. smcollins says:

    I loved Blondie as a kid, still do. Coincidentally enough I’m listening to a Blondie song as I type this (The Tide Is High is on the radio)! I have no doubt Debbie’s book(s) will be a fascinating read.
    On a side note, that last photo with a photobombing Conlith Hill is giving me life 😆

  2. BengalCat😻 says:

    I ordered this yesterday. Liz Phair has an autobiography coming out in September. I hope they spill all the tea!

  3. Becks1 says:

    I’ll probably read this. I enjoy rock memoirs mainly for all the outlying stories, even if they’re not the most well written stories. Like Grace Slick’s memoir is fascinating (but not well written, not even the ghost writer could save it, lol) – when you consider she was at Monterey Pop, Woodstock and Altamont, and that she hung out with the San Francisco musical elite – her stories are fascinating like I said.

    I sort of expect the same from Debbie Harry’s memoir.

  4. launicaangelina says:

    I like Debbie Harry and enjoy Blondie’s music. I bet there will be some interesting stories!

  5. Insomniac says:

    Oh my goddess, will I be reading this. And where’s her biopic?

  6. Turtledove says:

    I cannot wait. I heard a brief interview awhile back where she was talking about the early days of Blondie and it was riveting. I may be biased, I have loved her since I was 7..and I am now an old.

  7. KidV says:

    I bet she has some good stories. I love Blondie and always thought Debbie was gorgeous. I’ll be reading it.

  8. Jennifer says:

    She looks AMAZING in that header pic.

  9. Harryg says:

    I love memoirs. Looking forward to this.

  10. CityGirl says:

    I think i will have to buy that one. When Blondie was big, I was in high school. I used ot think she was the Coolest Chick on the Planet!

  11. Dizzy says:

    beautiful woman. Seriously, look at her photos from the 70s. Gorgeous