Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring New York Times bestselling 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 to 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 on national television, Lindsey forged her own path, step by step. Detailing every trial and triumph she has experienced until now, Lindsey shares stories of her humble yet charmed childhood, humorous adolescence, life as a struggling musician, personal struggles with anorexia, and finally, success as a world-class entertainer. Lindsey’s magnetizing story—at once remarkable and universal—is a testimony that there is no singular recipe for success, and despite what people may say, sometimes it’s okay to be The Only Pirate at the Party.
Funny, moving and truly inspirational
For anyone thinking about buying this book, do it! I am not a big reader but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It’ll make you laugh most of the way through it and you may even shed a tear or two but you will definitely be inspired.
I don’t know if you’ll ever read this but in case you do, thank you. Thank you for writing this and sharing not only your ups but also your downs. It’s easy to look at someone with such talent as you and think you were just born that way. You helped me realize that if you want something you have to go after it.
Reading how you grew up reminded me of my own life growing up in a Christian home. It wasn’t always easy trying to be a shining light while at the same time just trying to fit in but by the grace of God I’ve always found my way through the hard times.
Lastly I just wanted to say that before I read this book I had just self published my own kids book and the whole time wandering if people would even like it or would they just laugh. Reading about how you had similar feelings about your music when first starting came at just the right time. So again thank you, it’s a true honor to have you as a sister in Christ.
Ok so she and the book are awesome I has seen her live! Truly an amazing book!