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Lindsey Stirling Makes New York Times' Best-Seller List with New Book


After a little over a week of hitting shelves, Lindsey Stirling's autobiography, The Only Pirate at the Party, hit number ten on the New York Times' best-seller list for hardcover nonfiction

She made the announcement over Twitter last week, showing a picture of her and her sister, Brooke S. Passey, who is also the co-author of the book, right alongside the recent list.

As the highest paid female YouTuber, Stirling's rise to fame and success did not come easily. Throughout her journey, Stirling has had to battle depression, an eating disorder, self-doubt, public criticism, and even hatred and persecution for her faith. But, standing by what she knows is true and through the help of the atonement, Stirling has overcome her trials and hopes her story can uplift others.

InThe Only Pirate at the Party, dancing electronic violinist Stirling shares her unconventional journey 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 to 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 on national television, Lindsey forged her own path, step by step. Detailing every trial and triumph she has faced until now, Lindsey shares stories of her humble yet charmed childhood, humorous adolescence, life as a struggling musician, personal struggles with anorexia, and finally, success as a world-class entertainer. Lindsey’s magnetizing story—at once remarkable and universal—is a testimony that there is no singular recipe for success, and despite what people may say, sometimes it’s okay to be The Only Pirate at the Party.

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