• Lessons from the Prairie

  • The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America's Favorite Show
  • By: Melissa Francis
  • Narrated by: Melissa Francis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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By: Melissa Francis
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Publisher's Summary

For fans of the beloved TV show Little House on the Prairie, a self-help audiobook by Melissa Francis, best-selling author of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and child star of Little House on the Prairie, revealing important life lessons inspired by a childhood on set.

Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: Playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie. Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa's adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Melissa Francis (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Even the second time

I really enjoyed the book. I think I listened to it twice but the second half from the religious chapter on I enjoyed a lot and I hope you all enjoy it too. There were other special parts as well.

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Absorbing.

I am curious about author's relationship with her mom. The previous book was a jaw dropper and this hinted at some later communication within Melissa's circle of friends. Is Melissa treating her mom with kid gloves in this book to maintain their separation? "Don't go away mad, just go away".

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Good life lessons

I really appreciate Melissa's honesty and transparency. A great inspiration for all ages. My 17 yo DD said it was "very practical".

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Disappointed

I really wanted to like it but I couldn't relate to the author. Preaching is different than sharing. I felt like I was being preached to by a former high school cheer leader who still felt she was better than everyone else. The snobbery bled through the well meaning stories.

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A wonderful experience listening to Malissa!

I was completely taken with the privilege & pleasure of hearing Malissa Francis read her outstanding book. I highly recommend it to young adults trying to navigate the plethora of challenges and joys that life and love bring to each of us.

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Melissa does a good job in relating the values of little house to her values in life. I have watched her on fox for a number of years now I have and understanding of watch you see is her not putting on for the camera.

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Great insights to life's s lessons

So glad she read her own book. She has a wonderful voice with great inflection. A very smart woman with lessons for all ages, very practical.