"Hart's powerful debut, a gritty memoir rife with graphic details of abuse and triumph over it, will break hearts...
Readers will be flabbergasted by Hart's tenacious survival instincts.
Hart's incredible resilience and courage will captivate anyone who reads her words. Her rise to top roles in the advertising game and in Hollywood is nothing short of an amazing reinvention.
Unforgettable and raw, Hart's deeply honest musings will ring true to all abuse survivors and those who want to understand what it's like to walk through fire."
BOOK LIFE/PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Excellent writing...I recommend this book to simply everyone.
“A harrowing and engrossing account of a young woman's difficult journey. Hart is a gifted storyteller, and sometimes these engaging tales of traveling the world and mingling with the rich and famous seem like something out of a celebrity biopic. The book is ultimately inspirational...”
“Blind Pony is memoir of strength, courage and taking chances that are against all odds. When she gets to LA and to the heart of her journey, that’s where I was pulled in. I was amazed by this young girl. Hart has a great writing voice that you can see develop throughout the book as she grows from a naive child to a strong independent woman."
“Hart's memoir BLIND PONY features polished, fluent writing and offers a gripping account of how she overcame a traumatic childhood and difficult young adulthood to establish a secure and loving home for her daughter. The narrative ends just as Hart achieves personal and financial independence...Fundamentally, however, BLIND PONY is a memoir about overcoming-about facing up to and learning from one's past without being imprisoned by it.”
“An extraordinary new voice...takes you back in time to when LA was over-the-top cool."
"A heart-wrenching and uplifting memoir of a teenager running away from home and finding her place in the world."
“A powerful coming of age story under impossible circumstances, Samantha Hart writes movingly of finding her strength through rebellion, recovery, forgiveness, and moving forward."
JILL WATTS/AUTHOR/PROFESSOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, CSU