Deborah Harry: Platinum Blonde: The Biography

Author(s): Cathay Che

Music Biography

"I was hugely influenced by Debbie Harry when I started out as a singer and songwriter. I thought she was the coolest chick in the universe". (Madonna). Written with Deborah Harry's cooperation, this book celebrates the life of the original rock goddess as boldly as she's lived it. The Blondie frontwoman has remained a lasting icon of cool, synonymous with New York City attitude and the intersecting worlds of punk, rock, rap, art, film and fashion. Fully revised and updated for 2013 to include new studio and live albums, numerous world tours and Blondie's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and including three exclusive interviews with Deborah, as well as contributions from her friends, fans and contemporaries, this book is as close to official as it gets, and is a tribute to a truly unconventional pop star, who is still influencing a new generation of female pop icons.


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Cathay Che is a NYC-based freelance writer and author. A former Contributing Editor at Time Out New York, she has written for The New York Times magazine, The New York Post, Playboy, Interview, InStyle, and Glamour. She contributed to Madonnarama (Cleis Press, 1993), is co-author of Girl About Town and was a host of the Manhattan based cable show Party Talk. She is currently working towards a masters degree at Columbia University.

Acknowledgements - Stars in my Universe; Prologue; Foreword by Evelyn McDonnell; 1 The Deborah Harry Interview; Part 1; 2 Downtown Then; 3 Blondiemania; 4 The Deborah Harry Interview; Part 2; 5 The Making of an Icon; 6 The Character Actress; 7 Interview with Chris Stein; 8 The Wannabes; 9 Downtown Now; 10 The Deborah Harry Interview; Part 3; Epilogue.

General Fields

  • : 9780233003917
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • : September 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cathay Che
  • : Hardback
  • : 1013
  • : 782.42166092
  • : 320
  • : Illustrationsstrations (black and white, and colour)