Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan

Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
Author: Hillary Carlip
Language English
Pages: 273
ISBN10: 0060878835
Genre: Autobiography
Goodreads Rating: 3.63
ISBN13: 9780060878832
Published: April 25th 2006 by Harper

A hilariously offbeat memoir about an adventurous young woman's escapades as she defies conventions and transforms an ordinary Los Angeles life into a star-studded, extraordinary miracle of self-discovery. Queen of the Oddballs forms a chronology of Hillary Carlip's habitual straying from roads more traveled -- from a wisecracking third-grader suspended from school for smoking (while imitating Holly Golightly) to a headline-making teen activist, juggler and fire eater, friend (NOT "fan") of Carly Simon and Carole King, grand prize-winning Gong Show contestant, cult rock star, and seeker of spiritual and romantic truths that definitely defy expectations. Illustrated with ephemera -- from diary entries and photographs to a handwritten letter from Carly Simon -- Queen of the Oddballs presents a virtual time capsule of pop culture's last four decades and celebrates a creative life lived to the hilt.