#13: Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert isn’t the best writer.  It’s too bad because what she says about her life is a great story, but I kept getting caught up on a sentence here and there, wanting it to be better. 

This is quite the tell-all.  I understand why people don’t like to let actors separate themselves from their characters.  People are always going to see her as Laura Ingalls.  I am fully aware that they are not the same person and yet I was surprised at how much she named names. 

Reading this after Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim probably wasn’t the best idea.  I loved Arngrim’s personality and voice and switching from her to Gilbert wasn’t a smooth transition.  It was interesting to see her version of Arngrim’s stories, but I enjoyed Arngrim’s book much better.

Gilbert has not had an easy life and I did enjoy seeing her get to a point where she’s satisfied with who and where she is and able to recognize and take ownership over the parts where she screwed up. 

If you’re interested in the inner workings of Hollywood and the coke and sexy times of the 80s, then grab a copy.

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One response to “#13: Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert

  1. Pingback: pyrajane’s CBR III #13: Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert | Cannonball Read III

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