Confessions of a Prairie Bitch - Alison Arngrim

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

By Alison Arngrim

  • Release Date: 2010-06-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 278 Ratings


Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comic memoir of growing up as one of television’s most memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie. With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is a must for fans of everything Little House: the classic television series and its many stars like Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert; Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Prairie Tale... and, of course, the beloved series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder that started it all.


  • Must read

    By kimbus
    If you even *kinda* like Little House on the Prairie....definitely read. Alison,aka Nellie, is HILARIOUS, and doesn’t disappoint in the dish-the-dirt department. Couldn’t put it down!
  • RayRay

    By BuckingPony
    Best book ive read in a long time
  • Good read

    By fixscott
    I liked it. Any fan of the show should enjoy it. Very candid about her abuse as a child but not graphic. The behind the scenes stuff is great. Fun learning about how they made the show and what the actors were like.
  • Loved it!

    By Powwowgirl
    I couldn't put this book down. I loved all the insight into her time on Little House. Her life after was just as compelling.
  • Real, enlightening and amazing

    By mrsENEERG
    This is exponentially better than Gilbert's "A Prairie Tale"...a long-time fan of LHOP from 80s reruns/syndication I hated Gilbert's book so I almost didn't purchase this one. Arngrim tells her story without the "woe-is-me-child-actor" factor. Her book seems genuine and honest and I loved the theme of how her fictional character helped shape her in positive ways and helped her accomplish major feats in activism. She gives great insider Hollywood gossip of the show without putting anyone down too much. But it isn't loaded with all LHOP things. Even if you aren't a fan of the show, the wisdom and humor will keep you turning pages.
  • Hysterically funny!

    By Kidrnbed
    A must read for little house fans! Alison's book is fantastic and I cannot say enough good things about it. I laughed out loud and could put this sucker down. She shares juice tid bits from her little house days and never hits below the belt. Nellie, you are the best!
  • Great read!

    By Lovey26
    Well written, and a great read!
  • Couldn't put it down

    By Frehley7
    One of the best autobiographies about growing up in Hollywood I've ever read.
  • Love this book

    By Chicch
    I knew I connected with that little brat!
  • Brilliant and Moving

    By LouisePalanker
    I laughed out loud repeatedly. Allison has made sense out of her crazy life and it is a treat to read how she has done it. Very entertaining and meaningful!