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.