NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - When violinst Lindsey Stirling appeared on the talent compeition, 'America's Got Talent,' she was ridiculed by the judges.
Reality TV star and talk show host Sharon Osbourne was the most brutal. “She said that I reminded her of a cartoon character and I would never fill a theater. And you should get a group or join an act of some kind," said Stirling.
Fast-forward to 2016 and Stirling has more than 1 billion views on YouTube of her performances and has written a highly-anticipated new book, 'The Only Pirate at the Party.'
"It was crippling. I was so humiliated. It was devastating," said Stirling. "But I really thought about it and I was like ok I’m not good enough yet. I know how to work hard. I really want to prove them wrong."
And Stirling did just that.
Her new book will be released Tues., Jan. 12.
She'll be signing copies and performing at the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th St. in Manhattan at 7 p.m.
“I wrote it for myself, to tell my story, but also my fans who always ask me a lot of questions and I wanted to answer the deeper ones,” said Stirling.
As for the title, Stirling says, there is a funny story behind it.
"You have to read (the book.)