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characters Face It AUTHOR Debbie Harry ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¾ ❰PDF❯ ✅ Face It Author Debbie Harry – ‘I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back I was kicking his ass kicking him oE Blondie played alongside the Ramones Television Talking Heads Iggy Pop and David BowieFollowing her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction the near death of partner Chris Stein a heart wrenching bankruptcy and Blondie’s break up as a band to her multifaceted acting career in than thirty films a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBT 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 subje. 45 starsAlthough I have fond memories of listening to the music of Blondie and watching the videos of the winsome Debbie Harry prancing in front of the camera I wasn’t a mega fan and never followed her career after the break up of the band However that didn’t stop me from anxiously awaiting my early reading copy that promised to be revealing and compelling and I was not disappointedI hate coyness in memoirs so I appreciated Debbie letting loose with names along with her honest feelings and opinions of her talent looks friends and past relationships Not being familiar with the punk music scene of the 1970s I couldn’t name a Ramones song to save my life some of the name dropping went over my head but I was captivated by her stories that were heartbreaking Chris Stein's illness infuriating bankruptcy due to ignorance and hilarious Penn Jillette’s hot tub invention due to Debbie's rant The tone is chatty and personal it read as if the editor let her have reasonably free rein and I had to take freuent breaks to locate videos and photos mentioned in the narration And while Debbie is very candid there is a feeling some of the really good stuff was omitted which is validated near the conclusion when she admits there are stories to tell but she is a private person and unsure if she'll divulge them at some future date This reader hopes she doesNote I couldn't comment on the promoted artwork and photos as they weren't part of the advance copyThanks to the publisher for advance reading copy

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‘I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then I wasn’t 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 it up yet I was very serious’ BRAVE BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNK DEBBIE HARRY is a musician actor activist and the iconic face of New York City cool As the front woman of Blondie she and the band forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock punk disco reggae and hip hop to create some of the most belove. Your enjoyment of this book will increase with each one of the following criteria you can answer “Yes” You are a fan of Debbie Harry You enjoy stories – fiction or non fiction – set in New York during the tumultuous 60s 70s and 80s You like punknew wave music You enjoy the music of Blondie You enjoy autobiographies – no matter who they are aboutIf you can answer all of these yes – then this book is a must read If you can’t answer any of them yes then there is no reason to even try this one If you can answer one or some of them yes you may enjoy this book but you may find some parts uninterestingI enjoyed this a lot because I can answer yes to all of these uestions I was pretty young in the 1980s so I did not get into that scene during its heyday But in the 90s my friends and I were all about late 70s and 80s alternative music I listened to a lot of Blondie and many of the other acts she talks about in this book I regret that I never got to see CBGBs or witness the late 70s music scene in New York – even though it sounds like it was not an “if” but a “when” I would have been mugged or beaten up It is amazing how harrowing and interesting day to day life was for Harry as she spent her formative years in New Jersey and New York City – and she mentions several times that this was before they cleaned it all upI can guarantee you that if you read this you will spend your free time looking for old footage of Harry and Blondie on YouTube You might download an album or two or ask Alexa to play The Tide Is High It is a great way to extend the experience of this book beyond the pagesIt sounds like Debbie Harry and Blondie have still been going strong in recent years She is 74 as I write this review but maybe she has enough of that old punk energy left that I might get a chance to see her in concert someday

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Face It AUTHOR Debbie HarD 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 nowIn an arresting mix of visceral soulful storytelling and stunning visuals that includes never before seen photographs bespoke illustrations and fan art installations 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 recreates the downtown scene of s New York City wher. Deborah Harry starts in recounting her early years in New Jersey and how her adoption shaped her view of her world as evidenced by one of her poignant reflections 'everybody was trying to do the best they could for me But I don't think I was ever truly comfortable I felt different; I was always trying to fit in'She was a huge part of the early 70's punk scene and forged her way in a very male dominated industry Some may dismiss her obvious femininity but it is actually a homage to her admiration for Marilyn Monroe and the smarts behind her acting dumbThere are a lot of descriptive scenes of New York in the 70's and name dropping of people of whom some I were familiar with but others that I had to look up She is honest about the drug scene her use and the her life with Chris Stein and their struggle to make it without abolishing their punk mentality She is still going strong today and continues to write new music without just relying on hits from Blondie's past As she states in the book people today just want to be famous but in those days it was about making something happen which she definitely did