Author(s): Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry has achieved a level of global success and iconic stature that is reserved for very few musicians, and even fewer women. Charismatic lead singer, critically acclaimed solo artist and style icon, her allure is endless and her legacy is enduring. In this, her first memoir, Debbie shares her remarkable life story. Finding fame in the anarchic punk scene of mid-70s downtown New York, Blondie went on to enjoy worldwide success, freewheeling through genres, from pop to rap via disco and reggae, with a sense of assuredness and abandon that typified their lead singer. Debbie, a brilliant lyricist with a captivating stage presence, has made an indelible impression on pop culture; within the band, in her solo career and as an actor. Time and again, she has pushed boundaries and defied expectations. From gigging in CBGBs to headlining Glastonbury in 2014, Debbie's career has spanned nearly four decades and generated over 40 million record sales. Unafraid to speak her mind, she encapsulates a sense of independence, strength and sincerity that has inspired generations. Now Debbie recalls the experiences that have shaped her – the unprecedented triumphs and the darkest challenges – in her typically unapologetic, vibrant style.
One of the coolest women in music has written her memoir and it oozes with glamour and sweat from the NYC music scene in the 1970s and 80s. Hardcore Blondie fans will love it, as will those that loved Just Kids for its evocation of a time long gone.
Elisa, Book Grocer