For Christine Blackburn, the youngest of six kids growing up in Pittsburgh, the idea of living in Los Angeles and working in the entertainment industry seemed like a dream (or at least something you only saw on television). Instead she took a circuitous route - first as a flight attendant, then in the Peace Corps - with some unforeseen setbacks: a rare cancer diagnosis at age 31. With a survivor's renewed sense of urgency, Blackburn finally found the courage to take the leap to Los Angeles and pursue her life as a performer, or at least as a contestant on The Dating Game. PIT to LAX: My Story Worthy Life is a series of memories about loving, losing, and letting go, which will inspire you and stay with you long after you've left it.
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A life well-lived and not nearly done
Yes. Christine is a fine actress, podcaster and comedian, and has led a life filled with fun and adventure, as well as tragedy. Anyone who enjoys a good story will be moved and entertained.
I like that Christine survived sexual assault and a life-threatening illness to chase her dreams in Hollywood.
She has a friendly voice. Her tone is upbeat without being "perky." She speaks honestly about her sad experiences without sounding maudlin.
Definitely laughed in some places, and my heart broke in others.
Her podcast, Story Worthy, is also quite entertaining.
- duke lemoyne