Critics and Readers Agree
Hart's Coming-Of-Age Memoir is a Page-Turner
NARRATED BY SAMANTHA HART
BOOK LIFE PRIZE
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2021
Before you read this review, know that I am biased. I have known
Samantha since 1989 when we were both young women working in the
creative department at Geffen Records. She has always had a gift for
storytelling, so when she told me she was writing her memoir, I expected
it would be good. I did not expect it to be the riveting testament to
willpower, courage, tenacity, and hope that it is. Samantha overcame
incredible odds and reinvented herself as many times as it took to reach
her goals. To say she’s a survivor is reductive. To say she thrived seems
cliche. She kicked down doors, rewrote the rules, and made destiny her bitch. She managed to bring not just her story, but that energy to the page. Her book is 🔥
I couldn't put this book down!
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2021
Samantha Hart's story is so fascinating that I blasted through the book in one weekend, even staying up until the wee hours of the morning to find out how her journey ended. It's a roller coaster of a ride, and one finds it hard to believe that such a young girl went through so much and remained so resilient in the face of so much adversity! The book stuck with me for days after. So much of her story also reminded me of my own youth and coming-of-age adventures, challenges and heartaches. Her messages of hope are inspiring, and if she can make it through all that abuse with such a positive outlook and become the success that she did, it's surely a book anyone who is experiencing struggle or abuse will want to read. Thank you for sharing your story with the world, Samantha!
“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 on kindle unlimited, paperback,
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"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."