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Hit Woman is the rollicking true life story of Susan Hamilton—from child prodigy/actress to star performer on the concert stage; from music strategist in the boardrooms of Madison Ave. to producer of music legends in studios the world over...

She chronicles her unvarnished accounts of recording sessions and personal encounters with Elton John, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry,
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Hardcover, 428 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Hitwoman Publishing
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John
Dec 08, 2013 John rated it it was amazing
Susan Hamilton, during the course of her career, became a household name in the music business. Not in my household or your household necessarily, but in the households of people who made a difference in music and advertising.

She did this by almost singlehandedly creating an entirely new field - that of music producer for advertising i.e. commercials. And to top it off, she did this as a woman in what, starting off in the sixties, was an exclusively male fraternity.

She achieved this by combining
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Grady
Nov 16, 2013 Grady rated it it was amazing
Susan Hamilton? Could it be? Sure, no surprises, just applause.

By a wonderfully strange coincidence up popped notification that Susan Hamilton had written a memoir, and the question arose, ‘Where does she find the time?’ But a bit of history first: Susan Hamilton was that wonder girl classical pianist headed for international stardom, the pert and beautiful little lady next to whom this reader had the inordinate pleasure of sharing the piano bench to play the four hand accompaniment for the Occi
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Stu Nunnery
Jan 31, 2014 Stu Nunnery rated it it was amazing
Read this book. Then try to exhale!

As witness and participant in the times and world about which she writes, I can attest that “Hit Woman” is a rich and frothy stew of puffery, hyperbole, shameless name dropping and excess of every kind. And, that these were just a few of the necessary ingredients Susan Hamilton employed in spinning gold out of 30 and 60 second advertising jingles, Grammy winning records, musical themes and more.

Of the many skills she possesses, Susan is above all an alchemist w
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Robin
Feb 13, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
Susan Hamilton's story is fascinating, hilarious, poignant, and touching. Hers is a truly unique life that is constantly touched by stars and/or amazingly talented people. At times, seeming too crazy to be true, a quick google search confirms just about everything.

You won't be able to put it down, and those who were alive in the '60s, '70s, and '80s will likely have touchstones to relate to many of the stories. I am too young to be familiar with most of the work mentioned in the book, but was no
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Patty Forbes
Feb 13, 2014 Patty Forbes rated it really liked it
Susan Hamilton kicks the doors open on the music and ad biz post Mad Men; A sexy, irreverent and creative time. She provides an unflinching tale of personal and professional experience giving us the inside skinny and naming names!
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Susan Hamilton began her career as a child prodigy and actress, winning numerous awards and performing as a soloist with symphonies in the L.A. area. After study in Aspen, then Rome as a Fulbright scholar, a fateful decision sends her life hurtling in the direction that her first book, "Hit Woman," chronicles: the story of the 'classical music chick' who finds her destiny in recording studios the ...more
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