Melissa FrancisDiary of a Stage Mother's Daughter
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Praise for Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter

People Magazine
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“In this engaging memoir, FOX News financial reporter Francis recalls her heyday on the child-actor circuit. As Michael Landon’s adopted daughter Cassandra in Little House on the Prairie, she knew how to cry on cue—but it was her demanding and oversensitive mom who was the family drama queen.”
People *** 3 out of 4 stars
“Francis’ narrative grabs readers immediately . . . One of those intimate, heartbreaking, double-edged stories that is hard to read, impossible to put down.”
Kirkus Reviews
“I am always in search of the book I can’t put down. Well, thanks to Melissa Francis, I found it . . . Her book is captivating, revealing, and ultimately healing. Who knew the kid from Little House on the Prairie had such a fascinating real-life-story? I am in awe.” 
Hoda Kotb, host of the Today show
“Melissa Francis’ story is riveting. The book is the perfect antidote for the 'Tiger Mom' syndrome that seems to be gaining traction in today’s society . . . If you want to be inspired to reach beyond what you were taught as a child, get this book now.”
Melissa Gilbert, author of the bestselling Prairie Tale: A Memoir
“Really powerful reading . . . Melissa has eloquently told the difficult and disturbing story of how a mother’s absolute, unrelenting narcissism led her to sacrifice the well-being of both of her children. Melissa has triumphed heroically over her circumstances.” 
Alison Arngrim, author of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch
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