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Reviewed by Iza Grek for Readers' Favorite
Blind Pony: As True A Story As I Can Tell by Samantha Hart is a true story about a young girl who runs away from home and sets out to make it on her own. In her memoir, Samantha invites us to join her in her many adventures which take her to some dark places, including a couple of life-threatening situations. Emerging in one piece, she proves she is made of stronger stuff and continues to confront a range of challenges and crosses paths with a number of characters – most of them unsavory. Her relationship with her mother and her father evolves from the abuse suffered at the hands of her grandfather. While Wild Bill, her father, rises to heroic status in her eyes, the road to reconciliation with her mother is a long and arduous one. In Blind Pony, Samantha Hart is met with an uncanny amount of good and bad luck in equal proportion.
The title Blind Pony reflects the theme of ‘not being good enough’ which is why Samantha Hart constantly tries to prove herself. Although a true story, the plot reads like fiction with twists and turns. She has an incredible knack for talking herself out of tricky situations in a way that serves her self-promotion. Her sexual and drug binges make for interesting reading if only to imagine how she can recall the details of her life under this mind-altering condition. Despite her dependence issues, Samantha secures one job after the other and eventually builds a career. The unexpected outcomes keep you hooked, hoping for Sam’s run of bad luck to end. A real page-turner, Blind Pony delivers vivid characters that evoke strong emotions. She writes beautifully, with rich detail and sensuous word pictures. The expression ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ is true in Blind Pony where some of the experiences are almost unbelievable. It’s an easy read and will provide hours of entertainment for the non-fiction enthusiast.