Queen Of The Oddballs: And Other True Stories From A Life Unaccording To Plan

Author: Hillary Carlip

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.

ISBN: 9780060878832
Page Count: 288
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 5/1/2006
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