By Mary McDonough, Beverly Nault
For 9 seasons, Mary McDonough used to be a part of the most liked households in tv heritage. simply ten years-old whilst she was once solid because the lovely, healthy heart baby Erin, Mary grew up at the set of The Waltons, alternately embracing and rebelling opposed to her good-girl onscreen personality. Now, because the first forged member to put in writing approximately her reviews at the vintage sequence, she candidly recounts the thrill and demanding situations of starting to be up Walton--from her in a single day transformation from a regular child in a operating type, Irish Catholic relations, to a Hollywood baby superstar, to the non-public demanding situations that led her to tackle a brand new position as an activist for women's physique photograph issues.
Touching, humorous, occasionally heartbreaking, and continually illuminating, Lessons from the Mountain is the tale of every thing Mary McDonough realized on her trip over--and beyond--that recognized mountain.
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