The Resource Face It

Face It

Label
Face It
Title
Face It
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Summary
Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie HarryBRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNKMusician, actor, activist, and the iconic face of New York City cool, Debbie Harry is the frontwoman of Blondie, a band that forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, punk, disco, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved 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 now.In an arresting mix of visceral, soulful storytelling and stunning visuals, 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 re-creates the downtown scene of 1970s New York City, where Blondie played alongside the Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Aesthetically dazzling, and including never-before-seen photographs, bespoke illustrations and fan art installations, Face It brings Debbie Harry's world and artistic sensibilities to life. Following her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie's breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ 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."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."—From Face It
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Harry, Debbie
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Music
  • Nonfiction
  • Performing Arts
Label
Face It
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8f644c7c-52c0-439c-b968-cef816d33800
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780063014091
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Face It
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f644c7c-52c0-439c-b968-cef816d33800
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780063014091
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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