More About the Author
Whit Hill was born and raised in New York City, where she trained as an actor at the famed High School for the Performing Arts. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in dance. For fourteen years she was artistic director of a Michigan-based dance company for which she created over 60 dance and theater works.
A songwriter, she now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, where she writes and performs. She has written nearly 200 songs in the folk, country and Americana genres. She is the mother of two grown children, is somewhat obsessed with dogs and watches too much television.
Though she has made her living as a writer for most of her life (press releases, grants, theater and music reviews, musician bios, medical writing, crepe restaurant menus...) Not About Madonna is her first book. It is a memoir of Whit's life, as reflected through the lens of her junior year as a dance major at the University of Michigan -- sharing a tiny room with Madonna Ciccone. It is a book about two very different women who became close then drifted apart. It is about women artists in America, the secret life of dancers, and the sweet, disco-tinged innocence of life in the late 1970s. It is about mothers and daughters, loss and poverty, hope and fulfillment.
For more information about Whit Hill (blogs, music, etc.) visit www.whithill.com