Queen of the Oddballs

Queen of the Oddballs

And Other True Stories From A Life Unaccording to Plan

Book - 2006 | 1st ed.
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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.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060878832
0060878835
Branch Call Number: 791.092 C282c
Characteristics: 273 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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