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Prairie Tale

A Memoir
Gilbert, Melissa, 1964- (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Baker & Taylor
A fascinating, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting tale of self-discovery from the beloved actress who earned a permanent place in the hearts of millions when she was just a child playing the role of buck-toothed Laura "Half-pint" Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie."

Baker
& Taylor

The actress best known for her work in the Little House on the Prairie series shares her experiences of growing up in front of the camera, describing her relationships with fellow child stars, the challenges of her personal life, and her post-Little House career.
The author shares her experiences of growing up in front of the camera, describing her relationships with fellow child stars, the challenges of her personal life, and her post-Little House career.

Simon and Schuster
Thanks to her role as Laura “Half-Pint” Ingalls on the television series Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert has earned a permanent place in the hearts of women of all ages. But her real childhood was a far cry from Little House’s idyllic portrait of family life, and her post-Little House years have been filled with ups and downs as well. Yet through her great sense of humor, resilience, and fantastic support system, Gilbert has found happiness and stability in her life—and in Untitled, she shares her incredible story.

Featuring behind-the-scene stories from her years on the Little House set and her time spent in Brat Pack Hollywood— including her relationships with Scott Baio, Tom Cruise, and Rob Lowe (to whom she was engaged)—as well as stories about her real-life girlhood as an adopted child, losing her father at age eleven, and revelations about things she’s faced as an adult, including battling with both alcohol and failed relationships. Untitled will astonish readers who can still picture Melissa in a bonnet and braids. It will inspire them as well—Melissa went on to serve as president of the Screen Actors Guild for two terms, become active in various charities, and she and her current husband, actor Bruce Boxleitner, have a wonderful (and fascinating) marriage. In a voice that’s extremely funny and down-to-earth, Gilbert shares her struggles, tragedies, and blessings, resulting in a memoir that, like the show that made her famous, will have readers laughing, crying, and cheering her on.

Authors: Gilbert, Melissa, 1964-
Statement of Responsibility: Melissa Gilbert
Title: Prairie tale
a memoir
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon Spotlight Entertainment hardcover ed
Characteristics: xiii, 367 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Subject Headings: Gilbert, Melissa, 1964- Television actors and actresses United States Biography
Topical Term: Television actors and actresses
LCCN: 2009014945
ISBN: 1416599142
9781416599142
Branch Call Number: B Gilbert G
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Sep 01, 2009
  • VanessaM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Drinking? Illegal drugs? Plastic surgery? Everything I never knew and never would have *guessed* about the woman who play Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. If you loved the show, this book is a *must* read. Interesting, entertaining and eye opening. Great!

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