The Only Pirate at the Party, by Lindsey Stirling

5 it’s awesome to be yourself stars!!


My brother introduced me to Lindsey Stirling a while ago… before she was even touring.  I have to say I was hooked from the first youtube video.  She has such charisma on camera and is instantly likable.  I even had my husband listening to her… Then my brother said guess what Lindsey is touring!  So we bought tickets and VIP passes because who could pass up meeting her!  She is just such a nice person, she took her time with each person and seemed genuinely interested in you and what you had to say. (mine wasn’t a lot since I get star struck easily.) Then I took my husband with me the next time she was in town and did the VIP again only this time my daughter was heartbroken we weren’t taking her.  She had also become a Lindsey Stirling super fan asking to watch her videos all the time.  My brother even bought her a violin at her request for Christmas.  So the following year when Lindsey came to town all of us including my father surprised princess ballerina with tickets to meet and watch Lindsey Stirling.  I wasn’t sure how it was going to go but we brought ear plugs since we knew we’d be up front… our daughter was ecstatic!  Lindsey was so sweet to her and even answered her questions at the VIP meet and greet.

So when I heard this lovely young woman was writing a book I knew I had to have it!  Her book did not disappoint.. It was light and airy where it needed to be and full of backstory.  Not to say it didn’t discuss the trials and tribulations in her life, however they were handled with care.  Some of her chapters make you want to hug her and tell her she will get through and some will make you laugh out loud.  Some of my favorite parts involved her mission trip… and that young man she helped out.  Her being candid about her eating disorder will definitely help other young women in the world. I don’t want to go into to much detail in this book as it’s her story to tell. However if you haven’t heard of Lindsey Stirling I highly suggest you look her up on youtube.  Some of my favorites are Moon Trance, Roundtable Rival, and Shadows…. princess ballerina will play Shatter Me on repeat all day long.  (it is also the song she requested be played at the concert)

I would highly recommend this book to everyone from young teen to adult.  When the world has so many bad role models for young adults to look up to Lindsey Stirling is a diamond in the rough. I am so thankful my brother introduced me to her music and that I could pass that love for her music onto my daughter.

book blurb…
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 12th 2016 by Gallery Books (first published January 1st 2016)
ISBN 1501119109 (ISBN13: 9781501119101)
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.



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