Blondie's Debbie Harry will release her first autobiography later this year

3 June 2019, 14:20

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The Blondie singer will look back at the amazing the stories of her life and career in the new book.

Debbie Harry has announced her first autobiography FACE IT, which she describes as “an arresting mix of visceral storytelling and stunning visuals that reflects the complexity of its subject.”

FACE IT will also include never-before-seen personal photos, curated fan-art, and Harry’s anecdotes from her life as a pioneer of muse, art, fashion, and movies.

The book will be published on October 1, 2019 via HarperNonFiction and Dey Street Books. It was written alongside journalist and author Sylvie Simmons.

Harry said: “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."

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“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.”

Debbie Harry formed Blondie with guitarist Chris Stein back in 1974. The band have released 11 albums in total, including 1978’s Parallel Lines.

They scored several huge hits, including the number ones 'Sunday Girl', 'Heart of Glass' and 'Atomic'.

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