Zibby Owens and Samantha Hart discuss
Samantha's Award-Winning Memoir
Samantha joins Zibby Owens of Moms Don't Have Time To...
to discuss how far she's come on her remarkable journey and what's next for this inspirational author. Click the image to listen!
Critics and Readers Agree
Hart's Coming-Of-Age Memoir is a Page-Turner
Zibby Owens rated it
The true story of a runaway teen who escapes incestual sexual abuse with her grandfather and goes off searching for her estranged father in Arizona. She moved to Hollywood and got into a predatory situation. This book touches on the #metoo movement issues as we realize that people have become somewhat desensitized to talking about sexual abuse.
The book is named Blind Pony after the author's real blind pony. It became a metaphor for not being seen and heard. She built the book around the trauma she experienced as a child before she ran away at age fourteen. Throughout the book, there are mentions of her pony and her traumatic experiences with flashbacks at different points.
“Hart is a gifted storyteller...A harrowing and engrossing account of a young woman's difficult journey." - Kirkus Reviews
BLIND PONY As True A Story As I Can Tell now available everywhere.
"Hart's powerful debut, a gritty memoir rife with graphic details of abuse and triumph over it, will break hearts...Her rise to top roles in the advertising game and in Hollywood is nothing short of an amazing reinvention."
Book Life/Publishers Weekly
“She became a backgammon hustler in Los Angeles, something readers likely won’t find in many memoirs. Most of this happened before she turned 20. What pulls the story along is that each time the exploitation cycle repeated, Hart seemed to get a little closer to relying on her own strengths and finally becoming independent."
“Although it falls squarely within the genre of memoir, Samantha Hart’s BLIND PONY: As True A Story As I Can Tell also evokes, through the variety of the personal challenges it recounts, elements of self-help literature."