Debbie Harry’s Book “Rapture” Is Finally Out
Some of us saw Debbie Harry perform last summer at Artpark. She was and is amazing.
Her new book has to be dishy. It's appropriately called "Rapture."
New York Times wrote a lovely piece about this oh so fabulous female. She talks about her marriage, music and friendships. Here are some tidbits:
Before she was a punk princess, before she was a darling of photographers like Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz and Mr. Stein (Warhol, who also made her portrait, once said that if he could have any face it would be hers), she was a shy and dreamy child growing up in Hawthorne, N.J.
She was always creative and smart,
Ms. Harry was a good student; she liked books, geometry and television. She identified with Marilyn Monroe, dying her hair platinum with Cag Harry’s bottle of peroxide. She pined for New York City, and would take the bus in for a dollar and wander around Greenwich Village. She went to junior college because art school was not in her family’s budget, and she wanted to leave home and be an artist.
For years her manager wanted her to write a memoir, “It’s been stewing for a long time, and it feels good to get it out there.”
Harry adds that
Last year, she left an envelope with a few chapters in a coffee shop on her block. When she went back to retrieve it, the man who had found it was grinning broadly, she said. “I don’t know what part he had read.”
For the full New York Times story just click RAPTURE.