Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan is a heartfelt memoir written in a scrapbook style. While everybody pushes us to follow our dreams, nobody cautions us of the price that we might need to pay after we land amidst the stars. Everybody, except Vicky Nolan. She was a gifted singer and songwriter whose heart fluttered with excitement at the thought of one day sighting the celebs of the music industry. Thanks to her hard work and extraordinary talent, she not only sighted them, but she also worked with the very people who helped create those icons.
I was still a teenager adjusting to living in a world full of grown-ups, and this trip was bound to be eye-opening in that regard. Well, a girl can’t have everything, can she? At least not right away; good things come to those who wait, and I could wait.– Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan
A concoction of exhilaration and self-doubt filled her heart as her dreams morphed into reality. It appeared too good to be true that at the age of a mere fifteen years, she was about to make headlines. However, as it is with all the good things, this, too, threw Vicky and her family into a pit of despair. Before she could even savor the taste of success, she found herself on an unknown territory of courtroom drama. As the overwhelming trepidation gripped her family, Vicky decided to re-evaluate her choices in life.
Yes, naive is what I was: I had no idea of what lay ahead. It was a good job, really; if I’d have known then what I know now, I’d have unbuckled by seatbelt right there and run all the way back home to Ponyton. Too late now.– Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan
Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan is a treasure of life-lessons for every dreamer. Even though the plot moves smoothly between the events from her past, present, and future, her narration guides the readers beautifully through them. From finding her passion to establishing her limits, Vicky has gone through an eye-opening journey. She not only introduces her audience to the blinding glamor of the music industry but also reveals the ugly monster hiding behind the legal jargon that they throw at the creative people. The suspense of the courtroom drama keeps the reader turning the pages and hoping for her to win the case.
Looking back, even at the age of 9 or 10 it was clear that I had a very sensible and balanced approach to what made me happy. It was only when I got older — when things weren’t turning out exactly as I’d hoped — when I got told I wasn’t trying hard enough; this was when my approach to music started to change.– Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan
After reading Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan, one thing is clear: the music flows in her veins. She has a way with words that shines through the lyrics that she has shared in the book. Her lyrical description of architectures and emotions alike contains a striking interlacing of metaphors and simile. I recommend Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan to dreamers, music creators, and the readers who enjoy deep-diving into an honest and profound memoir.
Vader voice in my head that says, ‘you’re not good enough,’ ‘what are you thinking?!’ ‘They’ll laugh at you,’ ‘you’ll be disappointed!’ or ‘you’ll fail.’ It can be hard, but if you learn to silence the baritone beast in your mind and hold your head up high: positivity will breed positivity. If you learn to be adaptable and embrace change instead of running away from it, I believe you can survive anything that life throws at you.– Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan
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