Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton

Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton Publication Date: March 29, 2011
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Author: Mary McDonough, Beverly Nault
Language: English
Pages: 304
Hardcover
In this strikingly honest book, McDonough shares the story of her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star. She reveals intimate memories of life in and around that idyllic Virginia farmhouse (really a Warner Brothers back lot in Burbank) - sneaking off to steal candy from Ike Godsey's store; developing crushes on guest stars; trying to crack up cast members during takes; and, most of all, forming a tight-knit second family who played, worked, hugged, and squabbled together. But in the years that followed the show's long run, as McDonough tried to reinvent herself, she found herself battling depression and personal insecurities amplified by her celebrity. Gradually she gained the courage to stand up not just for herself, but - in true Waltons tradition - for others, taking on a new role as an activist for women's body image issues.
http://www.datafile.com/d/TXpVNU9UVTROQT0F9/PDF_7381945.rar