Prairie Tale

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

A fascinating, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting tale of self-discovery from the beloved actress who earned a permanent place in the hears of millions for her role in Little House on the Prarie when she was just a child.

To fans of the hugely successful television series Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert grew up in a fantasy world with a larger-than-life father, friends and family she could count on, and plenty of animals to play with. Children across the country dreamed of the Ingalls’ idyllic life—and so did Melissa.

With candor and humor, the cherished actress traces her complicated journey from buck-toothed Laura "Halfpint" Ingalls to Hollywood starlet, wife, and mother. She partied with the Brat Pack, dated heartthrobs like Rob Lowe and bad boys like Billy Idol, and began a self-destructive pattern of addiction and codependence. She eventually realized that her career on television had earned her popularity, admiration, and love from everyone but herself.

Through hard work, tenacity, sobriety, and the blessings of a solid marriage, Melissa has accepted her many different identities and learned to laugh, cry, and forgive in new ways. Women everywhere may have idolized her charming life on Little House on the Prairie, but Melissa’s own unexpectedly honest, imperfect, and down-to-earth story is an inspiration.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
June 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Pamelarosew ,

Good Book!

I couldn't put the book down. I would recommend this book. I found a lot in common with Melissa's feelings regarding her parents. It was nice to read about her relationship with Michael Landon. Thanks Melissa fr very good read!

P Wills

PierresFamily ,

Loved this book

Anyone who watched "Little House on the Prairie" is familiar with the amazing acting talent of Melissa, and she showed her leadership skills as SAG president. But it turns out that she has an additional gift of writing. Although I admit that my favorite parts were about her relationships with her co-stars - especially Michael Landon and Victor French etc. But actually, the entire book was interesting. Melissa shared frank insights about different stages of her life, in a poignant but entertaining way.. She comes across as a down-to-earth person, and considering her fame and acting prowess, that says something about her character. I see that she now has a new book coming out 5-2-22, and I look forward to that one, too!

Rete58 ,

Prairie Girl

Always loved that show and characters. I always thought Melissa was the most dynamic child star ever!
Her ability acting seemed so effortless, one felt like Walnut Grove really existed! All the characters were great for the most part! I would have thought her life was all glam! Now I feel like she could be one of the girls meeting together for breakfast weekly! Rita Jones

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