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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.
Excellent story. Painful tale of a child star who felt unloved by her mother. Glad she was able to overcome her mother to be able to love her own children.Published 6 days ago by CJ
I have always liked Melisa Francis. Never saw 'Little House' but thoroughly enjoy her program on FBN. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ronald L. Sutton
I've really never read one if these 'tell-all' books before, but being a fan of Fox News I was intrigued by Melissa's story. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Stephanie
I loved the book. Melissa did a great job writing about her story.Published 14 days ago by Strong willed
I like to read biographies and history because I want to know what really happened. I don't like fiction because most of it has badly written dialogue. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mariane Matera
I saw all the positive reviews on this book so I had to buy it. Unfortunately I was not a fan, and I quit 1/2 way through. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. K. Johnson