Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim's comic memoir of growing up as one of television's most memorable characters - the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie.
With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is a must for fans of everything Little House: the classic television series and its many stars like Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert; Gilbert's best-selling memoir Prairie Tale; and, of course, the beloved series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder that started it all.
I read Confessions of a Prairie Bitch 5 years ago. The minute I opened it up I pretty much didn't stop reading. I didn't want to stop reading. I couldn't stop reading. As soon as I was done I was ready to read it again.
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch read by Alison Arngrim herself is FINALLY available and I could not be happier! In a style you come to expect from the woman who portrayed Nellie Oleson for many seasons on Little House on the Prairie, Arngrim shares her story from her childhood, her years on Little House, Michael Landon's passing, her role as an AIDS activist, her involvement in PROTECT.org (the woman has changed LAWS to protect children people!) and beyond. Alison is a woman who isn't shy about opening up, and you'll love her for it.
Alison Arngrim is a natural storyteller. She is a brilliant comic and in real life, A VERY NICE PERSON!
If you're a fan of Little House on the Prairie, Nellie Oleson, Arngrim, or just want to listen a hilarious audiobook get your copy of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch ASAP!
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It's Nellie to a tee, Alison is awesome, both the writing and narration are PERFECT. If you've ever watched Little House, you'll LOVE this book!!! I'm just about finished and will probably listen to it again. LOVE IT!!!
I was happy to see this book pop up in my recommendations, and very happy that Alison narrated. The book is full of personal stories, reflections on Little House, and the evolution of a little girl most of us grew up with. Alison was able to talk about hard topics in a very frank and humorous way. I was surprised to hear her story as I had preconceived notions of what "she" would be, and honestly, I missed the mark on every point. Alison is grounded, caring, bold, and most importantly, a tireless advocate. It was nice to see how her experiences led her to and through these significant moments that she handled with grace and humor. The book ended and I wanted more. I just loved it and it was time very well spent. Even if you are not a fan of Little House, you will find something here you connect with. Unless you are Melissa Sue Anderson.