Debbie Harry has announced the release of her first memoir, ‘Face It’.
Described as an “an arresting mix of visceral storytelling and stunning visuals that reflects the complexity of its subject”, the upcoming memoir will detail the iconic Blondie frontwoman’s life through never-before-seen personal images, curated fan-art.
Set to be published on 1st October, 2019 via HarperNonFiction and Dey Street Books, it has been penned in collaboration with journalist and author Sylvie Simmons.
Harry explained in a press release: “I didn’t want to, but I did. There are many more stories for me to tell; some funny, some scary, some warm, some chill to the bone and if FACE IT appeals to people then I will get to telling more of the anecdotal bits of the story of Blondie – like the time I met Rita Hayworth and Penny Singleton backstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
“This book is biographical and covers a lot of years. I know there will be questions asked because, in putting this together, I realised I have led a very full life and couldn’t possibly cover everything in just one volume. I’m prepared for the best and the worst comments, much like when I have released an album or done a big show. I don’t have a thick skin, but I do have a pretty good sense of humour.”
Ed Faulkner of HarperNonFiction went on: “It is the most immense privilege to be publishing Debbie Harry’s extraordinary memoir at HarperNonFiction. Hers is the voice of a generation, with resonance as powerful now as it was forty years ago, and FACE IT is the honest, powerful story of a true icon.”
Carrie Thornton, Dey Street Books VP, and Editorial Director, added: “It has been one of the greatest thrills of my career to edit Debbie Harry, an artist who is so multi-dimensional, fascinating and supremely talented. FACE IT is the rare memoir that gets at the qualities of its subject in the most visceral and honest way while being compelling, exciting, and gorgeous at the same time.”
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