by Melissa Gilbert
Simon & Schuster 2009
Everyone knows this face. During the 1970s she was the most famous face on TV.
Actress Melissa Gilbert of “Little House on the Prairie” was America’s sweetheart and many presumed she enjoyed a blessed childhood. But in reality, the talented star’s home life was a far cry from the idyllic life she portrayed in the popular TV show.
In her memoir, “Prairie Tale,” Melissa Gilbert shares her story of growing up in front of the cameras, dealing with a complicated family, overcoming alcoholism, bad marriages and addictive relationships, and how she finally learned to move on.
An enjoyable story and a very real warning to anyone about real life in Hollywood.