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

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

byHillary Carlip

Paperback | April 25, 2006

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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.

About The Author

Hillary Carlip, author ofGirl Power, has written commentaries for NPR, and is a performer and artist. She is the creator of the acclaimed personal essay Web site freshyarn.com, and she lives in Los Angeles.
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Title:Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to PlanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 25, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060878835

ISBN - 13:9780060878832

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“A hilarious and inspiring read for all of us who were too afraid to be ourselves. Or stalk Carole King.”