The Only Pirate at the Party
Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey
Gallery Books, 2016. 258 pgs. 780.92 S861o
Fast and easy read about Lindsey Stirling, a dancing electronic violinist who's music has been viewed by billions on YouTube. She tells us of her journey beginning with her classically trained background to developing her own style of music. Early in her career she was voted off "America's Got Talent," but amassed more then ten million social media fans. Her story includes her struggle to read in second grade and finding out she had a learning disability referred to as cross dominance. For awhile she needed to wear an eye patch over her dominant eye so the nondominant eye could catch up. Later in life she dealt with an eating disorder. Readers learn that life as a musician on tour is not always fun and it's good to get back home.
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I saw this book on the shelf (can't miss it with the bright red cover) and thought maybe I would learn something about scammers. Boy, did I ever. Swiped: how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves by Adam Levin should be required reading for everyone - young and old. The book consists of 4 parts: an Overview of the problem, the Basics of what you can do, the Many Types of Identity Theft and Resources and Terms. The last part, Resources and Terms, includes a 30 page section on existing scams. Levin talks about the Three Ms which are minimize your exposure, monitor your accounts and manage the damage. If you follow these, your life will be less painful when "you get got." He recommends looking at your credit cards and bank account daily, in addition to running a credit report every 4 months. What's really scary is even if you or a family member passes away, you're still apt to "get got"