Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Book Review: The Only Pirate at the Party - Lindsey Stirling

The Only Pirate at the Party - Lindsey Stirling
Electronic and dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box.
A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey Stirling is the epitome of independent, millennial-defined success: after being voted off the set of America's Got Talent, she went on to amass more than ten million social media fans, record two full-length albums, release multiple hits with billions on YouTube views, and tour sold-out venues across the world.
Lindsey is not afraid to be herself.  In fact, it's her confidence and individuality that have propelled her into the spotlight.  But the road hasn't been easy.  After being rejected by talent scouts, music reps, and eventually national television, Lindsey forged her own path, step by step.  Here, for the first time, she shares every triumph and trial she has faced until now.  Beginning in a humble yet charmed childhood, this book follows Lindsey through a humorous adolescence, to her life as a struggling musician, through her personal struggles with anorexia, and finally all the way to her success as a world-class entertainer.  Lindsey's magnetizing story is at once remarkable and universal--a testimony that there is no singular recipe for success.  And a witness that, despite what people may say, sometimes it's okay to be The Only Pirate at the Party.

3/5 stars (liked it)
I love Lindsey's music and I saw her on America's Got Talent.  I love her videos and so when I saw she had a memoir, I had to read it. I love learning about her childhood and her struggles in becoming the person she is today.  She seems so down to earth.  I will continue to watch her and listen to her music.

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