“This is a memoir of a very funny, very creative and talented woman. She is a writer, an artist, a feminist, a juggler and fire eater.
This is the story of how she became the artist she is today beginning with early childhood, her teen years and right up to the the publication of her book; Girl Power; Young Woman Speak Out, in which she edited and put together some thought provoking poetry, journal entries and other writings from teenage girls from several different walks of life.
I loved how the book was written, she uses different styles for various chapters in her life, for instance when she is describing stalking/trying to be friends with Carly Simon and Carole King she writes the chapter in the style of a detective keeping track of their subject in a journal.
In another chapter she writes about the ups and downs of writing and trying to sell her screenplay for a movie and she writes it in the form of a screenplay.
When she's describing her adventures as an actress in the movie Xanadu, she writes it in the form of a thank-you letter to the star of film, Olivia Newton John.
Each chapter begins with some short blurbs of some of the important events of the year she is writing about and since she grew up in Los Angeles in the early 60's and 70's she had the chance to meet and see of the rising stars both in t.v. and music at the time and she includes them in her observations.
She also had a wide range of jobs from being a juggler, (she won first prize of the Gong Show, fire eater, writer, signing telegram person, actress (she appeared in Xanadu), and has her own early all girl rock band, (they appeared the Tom Hanks movie; "The Bachelor Party", and creates with her partner their own creative web site.
She also writes quite a lot about her relationships both with her family and lovers.
As evidenced by her memoir Hillary Carlip has led a pretty adventure filled life and I enjoyed reading about it very much!”
fluffybbw wrote this review Thursday, October 17, 2013.