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ChristinaAL
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PostSubject: Melissa Gilbert Book Deal   Fri May 23, 2008 7:10 pm

Has anyone heard about this? I had Entertainment Tonight on in the background as I was playing on the forum, and heard them talking about Melissa Gilbert writing about a book, and something about "a struggle with alcohol". I googled it and checked out her MySpace and this is what she had posted in a blog:

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Life is a Rollercoaster!!

I told you that I'd have an announcement soon...well...here it is.

There will be another one about something else soon as well!!
MGB
PS Thanks for all of your kind words about my stepdad and my puppy.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jennifer Robinson

V.P., Director of Publicity

212.698.2719

SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS BOOK DEAL WITH MELISSA GILBERT


NEW YORK, May 21, 2008 – Simon Spotlight Entertainment (SSE), an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced today that it will publish a book by Melissa Gilbert. Best-known as Laura "half-pint" Ingalls on the series Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert has a permanent place in the hearts of women of all ages.

The currently-untitled book will feature behind-the-scene stories from her years on the Little House set as well as her time spent in Brat-Pack Hollywood, including her relationship with Rob Lowe (to whom she was engaged). Gilbert will discuss being an adopted child, the loss of her father at age 11, and her battle with both alcohol and failed relationships. But thanks to a great sense of humor, her resilience, and a fantastic support system, Gilbert has found happiness and stability in her life. Gilbert served as president of the Screen Actors Guild for two terms. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Children's Hospice and and Palliative Care Coalition, where she works directly with chronically and terminally ill children to provide them with care and comfort. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Bruce Boxleitner.

Melissa Gilbert said "I am writing this book to share the story of my life. Simply put, I have been very blessed but I have also been through difficult struggles and painful tragedies. My hope is that people with similar life experiences will find comfort in my story by realizing they are not alone."

Jennifer Bergstrom, Vice President and Publisher of SSE, said "Melissa Gilbert is funny, down-to-earth, and has an entertaining and inspiring tale to tell. Most importantly, it will be told with Melissa's great humor and warmth. I adore her and think readers will too."

Jennifer Bergstrom at SSE negotiated the deal with Dan Strone, CEO of Trident Media Group, which includes world rights. The book is scheduled for publication in Spring 2009.




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PostSubject: Re: Melissa Gilbert Book Deal   Fri May 23, 2008 7:15 pm

Wow, that sounds really cool, Christina! Thanks for sharing that!


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PostSubject: Re: Melissa Gilbert Book Deal   Fri May 23, 2008 7:25 pm

I posted about this in the book club section.


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PostSubject: Re: Melissa Gilbert Book Deal   Fri May 23, 2008 10:11 pm

:CoolSign: I'll be sure to check that book out!


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PostSubject: Re: Melissa Gilbert Book Deal   Sat May 24, 2008 3:33 pm

LIWnut wrote:
I posted about this in the book club section.

Oops! Huh? I didn't think to look there first, LOL.




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PostSubject: Re: Melissa Gilbert Book Deal   Sun May 25, 2008 4:26 pm

Can't wait for this to be published. It's sure to be a great read. Thanks for posting.




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PostSubject: Re: Melissa Gilbert Book Deal   Wed May 28, 2008 9:02 am

Oh my goodness!! First of all, am I the only one shocked that MG had a problem with alcohol? This is news to me! I commend her for writing the book and will be buying it as soon as it comes out! Thanks for posting it here, Christina---I very rarely check the book club section. Wink


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