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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keltie Colleen Narrator: Keltie Colleen Publisher: Open Book Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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After a foreword from Tony award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, Keltie Colleen introduces herself - an average, everyday sort of girl from an average town with average parents. Ever since she can remember, she's wanted to be a dancer.

Throughout Rockettes, Rockstars and Rockbottom, we watch Keltie move to New York City and follow her dreams. She struggles and overcomes incredible odds to be invited into the world's premier dance company, The Radio City Rockettes. All of her dreams come true just as she falls madly in love for the first time with her complete opposite: a long-haired, whisky-drinking rockstar.

Keltie takes us on an adventure complete with painful missteps on her path to finding love, dealing with loss and working as a performer in the entertainment industry. When rockstar number one breaks her heart, Keltie replaces him with a long-haired, skinny-jeans-wearing clone. And when that relationship ends, she finds herself dancing on the MTV Video Music Award stage making love eyes at her next skinny-jeans-wearing future boyfriend, whose face in the coming months would taunt her from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Keltie hits rockbottom after finding out that rockstar number three had not only been touring all over the world, but touring the beds of various women. Left in a state of disbelief, she vows to break her addiction to emotionally unavailable men in skinny jeans. She does what any women does when her heart is broken: she cries, stops eating, and is sure her life is over.

Keltie walks us through the steps of healing heartbreak and finding yourself after your identity is stolen by someone else's heart. Her ability to be honest to herself and then share that with the world is not only incredibly brave, but inspiring. Charmingly awkward, her resiliency, determination and love of life are truly something to aspire to.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrina | 1/27/2014

    " I enjoyed this book... to some extent. Her stories about auditioning were great but I expected more stories about what life was like as a Rockette. I didn't enjoy the tons of self-loathing that is a good chunk of the book. I would have much preferred to hear about life as one of an iconic dance troupes. I was also annoyed at the fact that when she talked about the guys she dated, she never mentioned their names. Yes, I understand the need for privacy but it was really annoying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Virginiatingley | 1/20/2014

    " The story was excellent, and Keltie's energy made it worth a read. The only issues I had with it were style things and grammar issues, tenses and other things like that... you can tell that writing isn't what she's used to doing. What she lacks in writing ability, she makes up for in passion, though. Her story is honest and rings true, and was actually quite pleasurable to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 1/10/2014

    " Only read it because it was free and I was curious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/10/2014

    " This was a memoir that fell into chick lit. I had the chance to listen to the author talk and read a portion, and the cadence of the book carries like she talks. I had prior knowledge of her story from following her blog, but it was still enlightening to read the truth of what happened, without sugarcoating or niceties applied. Anyone who has loved and lost can relate to her upbeat personality, self-deprecating humor and all-too-human mistakes. A short book (under 170 pages, bigger print) and quick read makes for a nice night in with a cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/7/2013

    " I love Keltie's Blog and I loved this book even more! I read it in one day and was enchanted by her tale and all she has overcome to follow her dream. She is truly an inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tezzie | 10/25/2013

    " I adore Keltie, I see so much of myself in her and her love. And love for love and music. A wonderful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lexy | 9/18/2013

    " this book really hit home as I had just been through similar situations as Keltie. it helped me realize a lot about myself and while it was extremely tragic at times, it brought me realization and knowledge. hope she writes more soon one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyz | 8/13/2013

    " I'd give this 3-4 starts. I liked the inside scoop on dating the rockers...Disappointing knowing that Ryan Ross started off so nice and ended up messed up. I was also disappointed that Keltie has so much talent, work ethic and spunk yet has such low self-esteem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Williams | 8/2/2013

    " I really enjoyed this quick read. It was an exciting glimpse of someone who pursues their dreams with fierce determination. I also love the Rockettes, so it was fun to read about the day in, day out life as a dancer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 tesh | 7/13/2013

    " Had high expectations, but it let me down hard. Boring and cliche. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/14/2013

    " An amazing, inspiring story about Keltie working through four heartbreaks, and the constant rejection in the dance world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 10/16/2012

    " A true gem, like Keltie's words always are. I read the entire book the day I got it, and learned things I didn't even know about Keltie, despite following her for a while. This book is relatable to anyone, even those who don't dance in the New York scene. I can't wait for her to write another book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Kennedy | 8/18/2012

    " I enjoyed this book so much that I can't begin to put it into words. Keltie has such a great outlook on life and her writing inspired me to do more. I hope that she continues to write because I would love to read more of her work! If you want to be inspired read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 5/17/2012

    " Cute book. Admired her for not name-dropping just to gain publicity. Could identify with a lot of what she went through. "

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