Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
by Alison Arngrim [Biography Arngrim]

This memoir was fun to read, as I'd expected, but also a bit sad. I already knew Alison Arngrim (who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie) wasn't really the mean girl she portrayed on the show; what I didn't realize was that she'd had a seriously traumatic childhood, and her role on the show was an escape for her. Arngrim fills her book with lots of behind-the-scenes stories about her cast-mates, as well as fun tidbits about life in Hollywood in the 70s. -- recommended by Tracy T. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Growing Up Brady: I was a teenage Greg, by Barry Williams; Here's the Story, by Maureen McCormick; and Losing It: And gaining my life back one pound at a time, by Valerie Bertinelli.]

[Also available in
downloadable E-book format.]

[ official Alison Arngrim web site ]

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