Blind Pony: As True A Story As I Can Tell
For Samantha Hart, growing up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania had been no childhood idyll but rather a violent, surreal nightmare. A twisted vision of pastoral life part Faulkner part Dante. At fourteen years old, she ran away in search of her father, a character she o ...more
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California author Samantha Hart is a significant figure in the entertainment industry, serving in positions in music, film, advertising, and senior creative executive. Her numerous awards have recognized her contributions in creative direction, copywriting, and design. BLIND PONY is her memoir tracing her beginnings with a traumatic childhood and young adulthood, surviving many obstacles to achieve personal and financial independe ...more
by Samantha Hart
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A heart-wrenching memoir from journals that begin during the authors childhood. We follow the author down “ the dusty trail “ of her life with a little added interpreted fiction covering the meeting of her parents.
Born Pammy Sue, she was unfortunately named after a woman her father, Wild Bill Butter, had an affair with. Her parents had a diffcult marriage, living with her ...more
This is quite the roller coaster ride the reader experiences while reading this book. The ups and downs of her life are pretty fascinating. Her courage and strength to overcome abuse and drugs is remarkable. The only thing lacking that I would've liked to read was more about her mom and see her side of things. Overall, this is well written and engaging. ...more
I really really liked the book and was shocked at how good the writing was since it’s a debut. Some parts were extremely difficult to read as Sam detailed several instances of sexual assault and drug addiction, an ...more
I think my favorite part is how honest Hart is. She’s candid about the people that come and go in her life, and op ...more
Hart's memoir is far more interesting than the synopsis and yet parts of her story aren't anything that is new but the way she writes it you feel very emotionally involved and wanting ...more
Samantha Hart's book BLIND PONY is a fascinating read, though quite gritty. Given her home life was so bad they didn't even look for her when ...more
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“I still believed kindness existed in the world. I even felt today could be the day I would rise above my fears...If I could hold on to the belief that there was goodness in the world, I knew it would manifest in my life.” - Blind Pony.
This debut memoir follows Samantha Hart, who was originally named after her father’s affair, and grew up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania that had been no childhood idyll but rather a violent night ...more
marketing campaigns brought prominence and
Academy Awards to films such as Fargo, Dead Man Walking, and Boys Don’t Cry while earning cult status for independent features, Dazed and Confused, Four Weddings and A Funeral, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
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Numb and void of emotion, I remained in a state of suspended animation reliving the events of our night of passion. The night before, I pictured silhouettes of angels dancing upon the ceiling in the moonlight, not disconnected bodies lying beneath the covers at a loss for words.”
To win at backgammon, one needs strategy and luck. Bruce reveled in the role of playing teacher, and I knew if I put my mind to it, I could learn the game and become a fierce opponent, which I hoped would amuse Bruce and help keep a roof over my head. We stayed awake until dawn, snorting coke and playing backgammon. I don’t know if it was the game or the cocaine, but something made me intent on becoming the best.”