Me, Vivian Leigh and the Roller Rink

Broadcaster and storyteller Lucy van Oldenbarneveld recounts her adolescence growing up in Hamilton, Ontario, attempting to escape gritty, working class Steeltown through the glamour and romance of Gone with the Wind. The pumping music of the roller rink acts as a soundtrack to her life as she navigates growing up on the wrong side of the tracks with a restrictive religion, dodgy role models and a disco ball that could see the future. Passing up a chance to marry into a local egg empire, she discovers that her own plucky, entrepreneurial spirit may be the key to never going hungry again.

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