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Hoda Kotb, author of Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee, and co-host of the Today show
“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.”
"Chilling memoir by a Fox Business Network anchor and child star chronicles the misery of growing up with a cruel, controlling and abusive stage mother. Francis' narrative grabs readers immediately. One of those intimate, heartbreaking, doubled-edged stories that is hard to read, impossible to put down."
"Compelling...A thoughtful trek across a troubled family landscape resulting in a bittersweet yet hopeful final act."
A graduate of Harvard University, Melissa Francis grew up in southern California. As a broadcast journalist, she has anchored CNBC’s Power Lunch, The Call, and On The Money, served as a regular contributor to the Today show and Weekend Today Show, and currently hosts two daily business shows on the Fox Business Network. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.
I really loved the book. It was refreshing to see a woman who turned out so welladjusted after being raised by such a goofy, self centered mother.Published 7 days ago by Myrna Barnard
I couldn't put the book down. Such a tragic story of growing up without a mother's love, and how life can be redeeming through inner strength.Published 18 days ago by Lois Ross
Very nice to read about a child star who works hard against all odds to be successful, educated and survives abuse from many throughout her childhood.Published 1 month ago by LatteLucy
I had high hopes for this book (not really high, of course) as something fun to read with an insight into kids in Hollywood etc. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christina M. Kroha
reading this now and a really good book...This little girl is now on TV occasionally on Fox TV and a correspondantPublished 2 months ago by Florence E. Martin
You might like this book if you're a Little House fan. The subject matter is very serious, but I'm glad I read Francis' story. She is a testament to how resilient people can be!Published 2 months ago by Oak Tree Reviews
I read this book because it sounded like the mother has borderline personality disorder. After reading it I believe she does based on what I know. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peggy Roberts