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The Resource Diary of a stage mother's daughter, Melissa Francis

Diary of a stage mother's daughter, Melissa Francis

Label
Diary of a stage mother's daughter
Title
Diary of a stage mother's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Francis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Melissa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis, Melissa
  • Francis, Melissa
  • Television actors and actresses
  • Child actors
  • Adult child abuse victims
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Parent and child
  • Stress in children
  • Identity (Psychology) in children
  • Child rearing
Label
Diary of a stage mother's daughter, Melissa Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
294 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781602861725
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)803883671
  • (OCoLC)ocn803883671
  • 533988
Label
Diary of a stage mother's daughter, Melissa Francis
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
294 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781602861725
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)803883671
  • (OCoLC)ocn803883671
  • 533988

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