ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: Blondie's Debbie Harry Reveals The Cover of Her Memoir Face It to Oprah Magazine!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Blondie's Debbie Harry Reveals The Cover of Her Memoir Face It to Oprah Magazine!

Oprah Magazine wants everyone to Face It, as the zines website publicly announced the release of Debbie Harry's long time coming memoir!





"The legendary singer gave OprahMag.com a first glimpse at her new book's cover.


For years, Debbie Harry has teased us with murmurs of a memoir that has never seemed to materialize. Every little hint whipped devoted fans into a fervor, as the Blondie lead singer has carefully guarded her privacy for decades, stoking an aura of mystery. Except for the occasional quip between songs during performances or press junkets, we’ve rarely gotten even a glimpse behind the curtain.

But this year, that’s finally about to change.

On October 1, Dey Street, an imprint of HarperCollins, will publish Face It, Harry’s intimate and irreverent autobiography. The book spans her childhood in Hawthorne, New Jersey, including heartbreaking revelations about being given up for adoption and how that continues to affect her to this day. She also shares intimate details about the composition of “Heart of Glass” and her experience portraying Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray in 1988.

Here, Harry reveals the cover to Face It exclusively for OprahMag.com:




Emblazoned on the face of the book is a photo of the singer taken on the streets of New York City in 1979, a shot captured by her longtime musical partner, Chris Stein. In it, Harry faces the world with her eyes obscured by sunglasses. A fragment of Stein is reflected in the glasses’ lens. Rob Roth, the artist behind Blondie’s stage projections and recent music videos, overlaid the photo with black and gold symbols drawn by Jody Morlock, who infused the design with the aesthetic of street art and punk zines. The hieroglyphics themselves tell Harry’s story.

Harry has admitted she’s been reluctant to write—but thinks that if Face It is well-received, she might release a second one. “I realized I have led a very full life and couldn’t possibly cover everything in one volume,” she said in a press release announcing the book.

But for now, fans will have to wait until fall to read Harry’s ass-kicking, revelatory first installment." - oprahmag.com



Debbie and her Blondie boys are currently playing the summer across the US with co-headliners Elvis Costello and the Imposters. For more information on Face It and the current tour visit blondie.net & DebbieHarry.com







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