I received yesterday the book and read it. Liked it. I will write a long review about "face it" later on the forum, I speak too much already... Impatient to read what other members of the forum would say after reading the book.
I forgot to pick it up on my way home tonight. I've got about four books on the go at the moment and will try and savour this one. I hope it's as good as Making Tracks: The Rise Of Blondie, which I really enjoyed.
A film of the band's story is beyond waiting to be made!
She's getting absolutely loads of press coverage. A lot of it is focussing on the same taglines like Bowie flashing her, Ted Bundy, and being raped at knifepoint but being more pissed off about the guitars and cameras. There is however a good article in The Sun about the 1982 tour and Chris's illness, interviews in The Guardian and Interview, and a nice feature in i-D.
There's an article in today's Daily Mail which includes some footage from the Barnes & Noble signing. She works it like a seasoned pro but with an air of natural charisma and personal magnetism that just can't be bought.
There is always the possibility that she's going to turn up on the BBC's breakfast show. Hopefully she's not appearing on any of the stupid saturday/sunday morning cooking/chat shows. The BBC might be planning a longer special to record when she's here and show in a few weeks which would give the book another push before christmas.
She could always be on graham norton on the 18th. It’s filmed on the Wednesday and she will still be in the U.K. . Andrew Ridley and Lenny Henry both have new books out and they have been on. Fingers crossed.
This is a nice, anecdotal read and at first I thought the photo was previously unseen but on second glance, it's the 1979 Cosmopolitan cover without the print over it. The headline of the article inside was 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondie'.
Interesting book. Comfort in my opinion she's a very nice and good person who is describing quite positively even her worst enemy! No diva attitude even in the writing. She had (and still have) a great and full life.
My very small negative comments is: 1) her life need many many more than 387 page 2) too much compliments about Chris Stein .. OK readers understand she found her alter ego but... It's too much for me.
Have to agree the rolling stone is one of the best interviews I’ve read. I like her attitude that even when something bad happens it’s better to move on . I hope the new music is soon. It seems to be on the back burner just now . Any news on the reissues.