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10 thoughts on “Face It By Debbie Harry

  1. says:

    Interesting but lackluster memoir You never know what you are going to get when you start reading a memoir but it is always hard to write a review for one you feel a little underwhelmed or disappointed with So fans of Debbie Harry those who will brook no criticism of her maybe you’ll want to skip this review I

  2. says:

    15 to 2 StarsThis was super disappointing on several levelsFirst I feel like there was no Debbie Harry in this book about Debbie Harry Meaning

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    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 tumultuo

  4. says:

    A true page turner for me Hard to put it down I have always been a fan of Blondie and never realized that she was in so many other bands uite a fascinating tale from one of rock and roll's living legends

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    It was ok She didn’t really put a lot of emotion into it It was interesting but lacked detail of relationships and how she felt about some of the events It felt glossed over and lacking detail regarding her relationship breakdown etc however she mentioned she was a private person so that may explain it The photos in my kindle were too small

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    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 thin

  7. says:

    45 starsAlthough I have fond memories of listening to the music of Blondie and watching the videos of the winsome Debbie Har

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    I expected something cool and fierce instead this is dull and unengaging told in a rambling monotone Regardless of whether

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    ”It was an immediate smaller tighter private world then It was a time of felt experience – no special effects

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Face It By Debbie Harry

E 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 subject. 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 beloved. Interesting but lackluster memoir You never know what you are going to get when you start reading a memoir but it is always hard to write a review for one you feel a little underwhelmed or disappointed with So fans of Debbie Harry those who will brook no criticism of her maybe you ll want to skip this review I can seem judgmental so with a memoir than with a biography written by a third party or a ghost writer That s not really my intent but I ve been told I come off sounding that way Still these are my personal thoughts and I m going to be straight up honest about them I desperately wanted to like this book I couldn t wait for my library to get a copy so I listened to the audio on Scribd without the benefit of having a digital or print book to complement it something I rarely do At first I enjoyed listening to Debbie s narration Being from Texas I don t get to hear accents like hers too often and she narrated the book with such an unusual cadence I was mesmerized by her voice for a while But by the second full day of audio her tone seemed flat and impersonal with little or no emotion or inflection I really struggled to stay focused on it at times As to the format and organization Debbie gets off to a good start talking about her childhood her road to success and the atmosphere in New York during the seventies which was bursting with creativity and artistry but was also a dark dangerous terrifying city that was going broke Out of this tough environment punk and new wave carved out a fitting niche Forget corporate rock and bloated songs showcasing guitar and drum solos As a result readers will soon learn the one thing Debbie DOESN T do is gentrification Unfortunately after getting off to such a good start Debbie occasionally lost her train of thought and her tight chronological format unraveled and she started to insert odd little antidotes and wandering off course playing around with timelines which is something that rarely works for me with a biography or memoir As to my personal views I always liked Blondie The music was catchy with a crossover appeal and I thought Debbie Harry was the perfect front person for the group I can t say I was a super fan and up until now I knew very little about Debbie from a personal standpoint I had heard she had a drug addiction but other than that I couldn t have told one other thing about her As such much of what was revealed in her memoir was news to me and I did find her background to be uite interesting She did reveal one very shocking detail in her life that left me feeling shaken and was the most harrowing moment in the book I m not talking about her alleged encounter with a serial killer although she does mention that episode in the bookExcepting that one intensely personal and brave revelation Debbie remained aloof for the most part While I realize she plays up her sex appeal and that is a big part of her stage persona I was a bit surprised by her strong reliance on her outer appearance and how despite believing her music was cutting edge and that she was standing up to men and for herself through her music she placed a very heavy emphasis on her looks and sex kitten persona rather than on her talent I was disappointed by that and wish she had relayed a stronger stance against the misogyny in the male dominated and controlled music business In fact she went out of her way to avoid that subject explaining that she just put up with it and got on with what she needed to do which is a cycle we are desperately trying to breakI suppose she s still holding fast to her public image and mystiue and maybe she feels like it is still her bread and butter so she didn t want to shatter that image But that air of mystery leads me to another ualm about the book A good memoir gives readers an intimate look at the person and is not just about naming names which Debbie did a lot of or an oral history of facts and events Unfortunately Debbie skimmed over some of the things I think people are most interested in knowing Details We want to know about Chris Klein not just that there was a relationship but what came between them what broke them up Tell us about the drug addiction in a way that perhaps suggests a little regret or remorse some hint of the agony she must have endured to get clean None of those intimacies are here and I m wondering if perhaps Debbie was not really all that interested in giving us a prolonged peek behind the curtain which leads me to believe that she may have been better off going with an authorized biography instead All of that said Debbie Harry is an icon and although I didn t get much of a feel for who she is deep down I still love her music and was glad I had the chance to learn a bit about her history Those who are very dedicated fans or were much involved in the punk scene and are far familiar with the atmosphere of that time and place may not glean anything new from this memoir but I m sure the trip down memory lane will be worth your time Although I was a little underwhelmed by the book and I may have made it sound worse than it really was I m still glad I read it There are plenty of interesting juicy bits of information lots of sex and drugs and it was fun to hear Debbie talk about her hair colors and fashion styles over the years Her work as an actress was far accomplished than I realized and I enjoyed hearing about her movies although I don t think I ve seen anything she played in I think Debbie has lived uite a colorful life and deserves her place in music history and as a pop culture icon Cruise on 3 stars

review Face It By Debbie Harry

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 1970s New York City wher. It was ok She didn t really put a lot of emotion into it It was interesting but lacked detail of relationships and how she felt about some of the events It felt glossed over and lacking detail regarding her relationship breakdown etc however she mentioned she was a private person so that may explain it The photos in my kindle were too small to see clearly The artwork people sent her was interesting but took a lot of the book up A bit of a let down for me


About the Author: Debbie Harry

Deborah Ann Harry is a Golden Globe nominated and Grammy Award winning singer songwriter and actress most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rocknew wave band Blondie She has also had some success as a solo artist recording five solo albums and has sold then 7 million records In the mid 1990s she also performed and recorded as part of the Jazz Passengers Harry has also engaged