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A 'Prairie' home companion

Two new memoirs from ''Little House on the Prairie'' stars Melissa Sue Anderson and Alison Arngrim

In The Way I See It, Melissa Sue Anderson can’t shake the spirit of dull, biddable Mary Ingalls, while Confessions of a Prairie Bitch says it all: Neither Alison Arngrim nor Nellie could ever be called boring.

On meeting fans
”I have been recognized here and there over the years (people seem to think I look the same — what a compliment).” — The Way I See It
A pair of girls once attacked her for being Nellie: ”I don’t even know these people, and they kicked me in the butt. Really hard.” — Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

On each other
”Eventually, she had lots of fun being Nasty Nellie, but when we first started working together, she was quite shy….” — The Way I See It
”Someone I never did get to take a swing at (and would have liked to) was Melissa Sue Anderson.” — Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

On Michael Landon
”Crossing Michael Landon was not a good idea. He could make your life miserable if he wanted to.” — The Way I See It
”His image was of a big, protective father figure, but he was really more of a cute, cuddly, giggling little thing.” — Confessions of a Prairie Bitch