About the book: Electronic and dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with the 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 of 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.
My review: Wow, this book was amazing! I loved the way that it was a quick, easy read. But I really loved the way that Lindsey's personality comes through in every little bit of the book.
She shares her life story, of course, from the time she was young until current time. I love that she was willing to be vulnerable and share about not only her religion and why she does some of the things she does because of it, but she was willing to share about her eating disorder and how she was able to overcome it.
I also really loved that there are random chapters on things like airplane etiquette. I will admit that this was one of my very favorite chapters. I loved how she labeled the kinds of travelers there are and I loved her wit as she talked about each of them. This one made me laugh really hard.
I loved that, she was willing to share her life with her fans and the readers of this book, even though she hasn't had a perfect mortal experience. Because there are really none of us who ever have.
Make sure you read this great book!
I was able to borrow this book from my local library.
Labels: Brooke S Passey, LDS non-fiction, Lindsey Stirling