December 22, 2017 by TinyNavajo
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey
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I’m not usually a big fan of biographies, learning about influential people of our day and time. But what drew me to read this particular one was the fact that I saw her perform on Dancing with the Stars as a contestant, and I learned that she is a Mormon. She is of the same religion as myself, and I wanted to know more about this girl who has captured the ears and eyes of so many people. What I wasn’t prepared to learn was how much her life was similar to mine in the most important ways.
Lindsey Stirling is an amazing electronic violinist, something that was heard of before, but something that she took to a higher level. But before she did, she was just a normal girl in Utah who grew up in family that strove to give her all that she needed. She grew up learning that she could do whatever she put her mind to, and that eventually turned to the violin and “how do I get my little hands on one?!”
I think what I enjoyed most about this bio was that this felt to be genuinely her, she didn’t hid the bad stuff, nor did she focus solely on the benefits of being famous. If anything, she downplayed the fact she was famous, and focused more on the relationships in her life and how they have helped and supported her throughout her life and now throughout her career.
I loved that she spoke of both sides of the coin, the good and the bad, and she made sure we knew that she wasn’t taking this for granted. The Only Pirate at the Party is a biography that I actually want to own, and I don’t own many of these.
What biographies have touched your life? Were they about everyday people, or someone famous? Why did you read it? Comment below and let me know!