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Debbie Harry talking new memoir ‘Face It’ with Chris Stein in NYC

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Blondie’s Debbie Harry will release her memoir, Face It, on October 1 via HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books. Here’s the inside flap synopsis:

In 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 re-creates the downtown scene of 1970s New York City, where Blondie played alongside the Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.

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.

Debbie will be talking about the book at NYC’s Town Hall on September 30. Joining her for the discussion will be bandmate, Chris Stein, as well as artist and director Rob Roth. Tickets are on presale now (use password FACEIT) and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 14 at noon.

Blondie just wrapped up their co-headline tour with Elvis Costello which hit NYC last month at Forest Hills Stadium.

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