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Party Girl: A Modern Fairy Tale Paperback – February 28, 2014
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About the Author
Erin Shaw is a freelance writer and performer, who naïvely moved to New York City in the midst of the 2008 recession with dreams of gracing the Broadway stage. Once there, she learned this was a task, far more difficult than she anticipated, and so she started a princess party company to help her stay on her feet, while she worked as a nanny. While she never made it to Broadway, she wrote "Party Girl" as a way to fictionally chronicle her adventures in NYC. Erin now resides in the great city of New Orleans, where she continues to write, teach and perform. She has since retired from doing princess parties.
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Erin’s book is so sweet and original, and I must admit it surprised me how much I loved it. Much of the story is based on Erin’s own experience working as a party entertainer, and I always love those stories which reveal a bit about the author’s real life. The story is centered around Audrey who comes to The Big Apple to make all her dreams come true. But life is not always pink (though we’d all want it to be like that that), so she finds herself in a position to either succeed in this big, competitive city or go back home to her parents. After finding out party entertainers get well paid, she decides to take on this new venture and see where that would take her. But she’s a natural, let me tell you! She’s smart, young, talented and loves kids (and kids love her too) so these parties she attends become a huge success.
I really loved ‘Party Girl’. I felt a strong connection to Audrey and thought she is such a lovable character. She works hard, doesn’t whine, and makes one hell of a lemonade when life gives her lemons!
It’s an easy, quick and fun read yet at the same time it’s inspirational. Though sometimes our life doesn’t follow a certain path we thought it will, what really matters is we have fun walking on that path which will lead us to the place we belong. I’m sure there are many people out there who think they are on the wrong path, yet you gotta listen to that ‘little’ subtle voice inside of yourself, telling you which way to turn. And before you know it, a struggle will become fun and you’ll be leading your own show.
I can’t compare this book to any of those I’ve previously read (and I’ve read quite a few). I found the idea very original and the writing is great. It keeps you invested in the book throughout and I’m sure you won’t be bored even for a second. I really enjoyed Audrey’s adventures and am surely gonna be on a watch out for Ms. Shaw’s new books. Fantastic debut that will leave you craving for more!