The Only Pirate at the Party

The Only Pirate at the Party

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Dancing electronic 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 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 faced 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.""
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2016
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501119101
Branch Call Number: 787.2092 Stirl
Characteristics: ix, 258 pages : illustrations (some colour)
Additional Contributors: Passey, Brooke


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Mar 04, 2019

I am a big fan of Lindsey Stirling, and this book was written through a difficult time for her. I have already read it, but am checking it out again to read again. New fans can read this and know everything about her from the start! Stirlingites will love, as will any other music fans. KSLL

Feb 05, 2018

I have been a fan of Lindsey Stirling for a long time -- since America's Got Talent. And then all her YouTube videos and recently on Dancing with the Stars. This was a great insight into her life. She is the same person on camera as in this book. The pictures were adorable and fun and a great addition.

I appreciated her honesty and hilarity. The reason I didn't rate this book higher was because the writing quality, which felt basic and simple. Which is fine, she's obviously not a writer but she is a storyteller and I liked that. Also her battle was anorexia was discussed and woven throughout the book which was I was happy that it wasn't one chapter and then forgotten. Like the disorder, it popped up every now and again after the chapter where it consumed her life. I learned a lot.

I also liked how she discussed the work she put into her videos. Even though many parts felt like a motivational poster and kind of cheesy, I was okay with that. It's a part of Lindsey's persona. But I liked how she didn't skip over the hard parts and the hard work, describing all of her journey with humility and hilarity. It was a fun memoir and I still hope I get to shake her hand one day.

Mar 16, 2017

This is a super great book. A must read for everyone!😊😊
Lindsey has a great sense of humor!

LoganLib_Tahnee Jun 19, 2016

This is an amazing look at the thoughts of Lindsey Stirling. She speaks honestly about her relationship with family, her bandmates and also her battle with an eating disorder. A must read for everyone.

Jun 09, 2016

I completely agree with sasha!
This book is AMAZING and very heartfelt . She shared alot of interpersonal things with the world, reminding the world just because your famous or "self made" famous which i completely admire her for; that she and we are still human beings.
i laughed , i cried, i felt like i semi know her on a personal level with hos much she has revealed. she is truly is AN INSPIRING MUSICIAN.
i would recommend reading her book and continuing listening to her music , AND IF HAVE NOT YET, better start. you don't know what your missing !

Apr 22, 2016

Oh my god!
Amazing, I was inspired by Lindsey when I heard her first song, So I picked up her book after waiting a long time, It made my laugh, Almost cry, It was very well written,
It had Lindsey's attitude, And it was funny! I loved it, She should write more books!

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