Melissa Gilbert, the beloved actress who protrayed Laura "Half Pint" Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie has written her biography about her life so far. I was eager to read this when I read that she was coming out with a new book about her life so far. Melissa's life has been far from perfect and as you read her book, you find out more about her life. Melissa has not had an easy life despite being a very popular actress growing up in front of our eyes on TV. Melissa was adopted as a baby and for most of her life she had no knowledge of her birth parents. Her mother was closed mouthed about it and Melissa had to find out for herself. Melissa also struggled through alchoholism and many relationships before marrying her current husband, actor, Bruce Boxleitner. I learned a lot about Melissa Gilbert that I did not know and was at times surprised at. Melissa is a great actress and I enjoyed reading her memoir about her life so far.