Debbie Harry's Awaited Autobiography Gets a Release Date

Debbie Harry's Awaited Autobiography Gets a Release Date

Blondie fans will get to dive in Harry's world starting October 1st.

Blondie fans will get to dive in Harry's world starting October 1st.

Text: Fred Sahai

Music lovers, retired punks and Blondie fans have much to look forward to this fall. Debbie Harry’s highly anticipated autobiography finally has a release date. Face It is slated to hit shelves on October 1st. Harry joins a long list of legendary female musicians who have written about their fascinating life in the music industry, like Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordon, whose Girl in a Band came out in 2015, and rock-poet Patti Smith, who has chronicled her life across many books, notably 2010’s Just Kids.

The memoir is expected to recount Harry’s like from teenagehood to her mainstream success with Blondie. Fans should expect the book to talk about her relationship with bandmate Chris Stein (who has also captured some of the most iconic photographs of Harry), adventures with fellow musicians David Bowie and Iggy Pop, as well as the highs and lows of Blondie’s impressive run.

Readers will get to experience the downtown scene of 1970s New York City through her eyes, which means we’ll get her take on mythic NYC spots like CBGBs, Studio 54 and Max’s Kansas City, where she waited tables before finding fame. Harry befriended legends such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Other things we’re dying to know about the 73-year-old new wave veteran’s life? Not many people now that a brunette Harry, pre-Blondie fame and pre-peroxide, was a playboy bunny. Blondie was also the first band to have a number one rap song with “Rapture” in 1981.

In an interview regarding the autobiography, Harry told Rolling Stone "It’s an overview of the way we got through and maintained and continued and carried on through all that time from my sort of warped little perspective."

We can’t wait to read all about it.

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