Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton

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A fascinating look at what it's like to grow up in front of and beyond the cameras. --Eve Plumb

For nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old when she was cast as the pretty, wholesome middle child Erin, Mary grew up on the set of The Waltons, alternately embracing and rebelling against her good-girl onscreen persona. Now, as the first cast member to write about her experiences on the classic series, she candidly recounts the joys and challenges of growing up Walton--from her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star, to the personal challenges that led her to take on a new role as an activist for women's body image issues.

Touching, funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always illuminating, Lessons from the Mountain is the story of everything Mary McDonough learned on her journey over--and beyond--that famous mountain.

"For someone who started out as a sweet little girl afraid to speak up, it certainly is a pleasure to hear her shout from the top of the mountain now! --Alison Arngrim, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

"She's a radiant woman whose truth comes from within. . .if I had to pick one word that described Mary Beth, it would be resilience." --Earl Hamner, Creator of The Waltons

"Mary is a whole lot more than Erin on The Waltons. This book shows how she's handled all the highs and lows with grace." –George Clooney

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Mary McDonough starred as Erin on the award winning television series, The Waltons, for nine years, as well as in the made-for-TV reunion movies that followed. She wrote and directed the award winning film For the Love of May and continues to act on stage and screen. She is also the author of the novel One Year and the memoir Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton. Mary was the founding president of LUPUS LA, and created InTheKnow to raise awareness about women’s health issues. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband. Readers can visit her website at www.marymcdonough.com.

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"Mary is a whole lot more than Erin on The Waltons. This book shows how she's handled all the highs and lows with grace." ----George Clooney

"A fascinating look at what it's like to grow up in front of and beyond the cameras." ----Eve Plumb

"Somewhere inside that frightened, shy, freckle-faced little girl, who just wanted to please everyone, to just be "good enough," seethed the heart of brave activist, willing to take on all comers in her fight to save women's lives. Mary starts out writing a heartfelt "love letter" to her Waltons co-stars and fans, (no whining here, there s not an ungrateful bone in her body!) But no sooner has she finished happily regaling us with her behind the scenes Waltons tales, and the moral lessons she took to heart along the way, she reveals the terrifying challenges that forced her to become more "Erin Brockovich" than "Erin Walton"! For someone who started out as a sweet little girl afraid to speak up, it certainly is a pleasure to hear her shout from the top of the mountain now! -- --Alison Arngrim, New York Times Best Selling Author of "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch"

"A fascinating look at what it's like to grow up in front of and beyond the cameras." ----Eve Plumb

"Somewhere inside that frightened, shy, freckle-faced little girl, who just wanted to please everyone, to just be "good enough," seethed the heart of brave activist, willing to take on all comers in her fight to save women's lives. Mary starts out writing a heartfelt "love letter" to her Waltons co-stars and fans, (no whining here, there s not an ungrateful bone in her body!) But no sooner has she finished happily regaling us with her behind the scenes Waltons tales, and the moral lessons she took to heart along the way, she reveals the terrifying challenges that forced her to become more "Erin Brockovich" than "Erin Walton"! For someone who started out as a sweet little girl afraid to speak up, it certainly is a pleasure to hear her shout from the top of the mountain now! ----Alison Arngrim, New York Times Best Selling Author of "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch"

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