‘Little House on Prairie’ Star Rises

Child star Melissa Gilbert, best known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Little House on the Prairie TV series in the 1970s, is returning to the airwaves this week to promote her new memoir, A Prairie TaleThe book is now #28 on Amazon [UPDATE: it’s continuing to move up — it’s at #18 as of June 10 at 8 a.m. ET]; none of the libraries we checked shows it on their catalog.

In her Today Show interview this morning, Gilbert talked about how she was a “dork” as a teen, her admiration for Michael Landon (who played her father on the show), her breakup with actor Rob Lowe and her experiences in Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the happiness she has found with her current husband and four children.

Gilbert will also appear tomorrow night on Access Hollywood, and on Thursday on The View and CNN Showbiz TonightPeople magazine is also running a book excerpt this week, and Newsweek is doing a Q & A. Gilbert will sign books in New York on June 9 (at the Borders store in Columbus Circle) and in Los Angeles on June 15th (at Barnes & Noble in The Grove at Farmer’s Market), according to the publisher.

Prairie Tale: A Memoir
Melissa Gilbert
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment – (2009-06-09)
ISBN / EAN: 1416599142 / 9781416599142

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