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Diary of a stage mother's daughter, Melissa Francis

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Diary of a stage mother's daughter
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Diary of a stage mother's daughter
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Melissa Francis
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eng
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When Melissa Francis was eight years old, she won the role of lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, the little girl who was adopted with her brother (played by young Jason Bateman) by the Ingalls family on the world's most famous primetime soap opera, Little House on the Prairie . Despite her age, she was already a veteran actress, living a charmed life, moving from one Hollywood set to the next. But behind the scenes, her success was fueled by the pride, pressure, and sometimes grinding cruelty of her stage mother, as fame and a mother's ambition pushed her older sister deeper into the shadows. This is the story of a child star in the 1980's, and also a startling tale of a family under the care of a highly neurotic, dangerously competitive 'tiger mother.' But perhaps most importantly, now that Melissa has two sons of her own, it's a meditation on motherhood, and the value of pushing your children: how hard should you push a child to succeed, and at what point does your help turn into harm
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Title
Diary of a stage mother's daughter
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Summary
When Melissa Francis was eight, she won the role of a lifetime: Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, the little girl who was adopted by the Ingalls family on the prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie. Despite her age, she was already a veteran actress,moving from one Hollywood set to the next. But behind the scenes, her success was fueled by the pride, pressure, and sometimes grinding cruelty of her stage mother. While Melissa thrived under pressure, her older sister Tiffany--who had tried acting but shrank from the limelight--was often ignored by their mother in a shadow of neglect and disappointment. But it wasn't until after Melissa had graduated from Harvard, found love and married that Tiffany's personal problems culminated in a life-and-death crisis. When Melissa realized the role her mother continued to play in her sister's downward spiral, she resolved to end the manic, abusive cycle once and for all. This is a disquieting tale of a family under the care of a highly neurotic, dangerously competitive "tiger mother."--From publisher description
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Biography type
autobiography
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10141316
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.F6725
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Melissa Francis
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Diary of a stage mothers daughter
Diary of a stage mother's daughter, Melissa Francis
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
294 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781602861725
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Note
cat13
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn803883671
  • (OCoLC)803883671
  • 1086903

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