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Born with Teeth: A Memoir - Kate Mulgrew
Born with Teeth: A Memoir
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Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences... show more
Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: "Use it," Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work.It was a lesson she would need. At twenty-two, just as her career was taking off, she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. As her star continued to rise, her life became increasingly demanding and fulfilling, a whirlwind of passionate love affairs, life-saving friendships, and bone-crunching work. Through it all, Mulgrew remained haunted by the loss of her daughter, until, two decades later, she found the courage to face the past and step into the most challenging role of her life, both on and off screen.We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played--Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, BORN WITH TEETH is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316334310 (0316334316)
ASIN: 0316334316
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
3.0 Born with Teeth - A Memoir
I've been enjoying memoirs like this more and more. I don't have any particular affinity for Kate Mulgrew as a performer, but like one might during a long evening of wine and conversation, simply allowed her story to spill over me as I listened to her narrate the audiobook. Mulgrew, with her seasone...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
0.0 Born with Teeth: A Memoir
I'm going to donate this to my local little library and hope someone finds it more interesting than I did.
CAB
CAB rated it
4.0 Born with Teeth: A Memoir
This was a fun, interesting read. It felt more like listening to someone telling the stories that had the most impact on their life versus the all to often dry telling of the history of life. It certainly gave me a perspective on Kate Mulgrew's life that I had not anticipated.
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Ehhhh.
I know Kate Mulgrew almost only from 'Star Trek: Voyager' and don't think I've seen any of her works. But the premise of the book sounded intriguing. Having recently read George Takei's autobiography and Candice Bergen's sequel to a previous life story, this seemed like right in the vein of reading ...
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