The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America's Favorite Show
By (author) Melissa Francis
"Francis' narrative grabs readers immediately . . . One of those intimate, heartbreaking, double-edged stories that is hard to read, impossible to put down."â€”Kirkus Reviews
"I am always in search of the book I can't put down. Well, thanks to Melissa Francis, I found it. I may have missed a few nights sleep, but I am so much better for it. Her book is captivating, revealing and ultimately healing. Who knew the kid from Little House on the Prairie had such a fascinating real-life story? I am in awe."â€”Hoda Kotb
"Melissa Francis' story is riveting. The book is the perfect antidote for the 'Tiger Mom' syndrome that seems to be gaining traction in today's society . . . If you want to be inspired to reach beyond what you were taught as a child, get this book now."â€”Melissa Gilbert, author of the bestselling "Prairie Tale: A Memoir"
"What makes Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter so compelling aren't just the behind-the-scenes details but the spirited conclusion."â€”Entertainment Weekly
"[A] memoir...that you will never forget. It is captivating, revealing, and had me glued to the pages."â€”BlogCritics.org
"[A] superb family memoir."â€”The Washington Post
"The against-all-odds story...is, by turns, harrowing, shocking, and inspiring. Ultimately, it is a celebration of Francis' greatest role: survivor."â€”Elle.com Reader's Choice blog
"Melissa Francis' Lessons from the Prairie is a busy mom's manifesto--candid and commonsense, insightful, laugh-out-loud funny. A refreshing reality check for working moms who love their jobs as well as their families, and won't compromise their happiness."
â€”Mika Brzezinski, bestselling author of "Knowing Your Value" and cohost of "Morning Joe"
"Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter is touching and brave, heartbreaking and
inspirational... I simply loved it."â€”Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle,