My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself by Kelly Kathleen Ferguson

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Read My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself Online Free - Kelly Kathleen Ferguson needed to know-was connecting with her lifelong heroine the key to knowing herself? She decided to find out. Kelly donned a prairie dress and retraced the pioneer journey of Laura Ingalls Wilder. From Wisconsin to Minnesota, South Dakota to Missouri, she explored Laura's past and her own. Part travelogue, part memoir and part social commentary, My Life as Laura shows how a relationship with a pioneer girl who lived in little houses long ago can give a sense of purpose for today. Judy Blunt, author of the national best seller Breaking Clean, says My Life as Laura is "Hilarious, perceptive and true, a homespun story as genuine as the ones that inspired it." -

Title : My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself
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ISBN : 1935708449
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 pages


Carin rated it ★★★☆☆

June 18, 2013

I wanted to love this book. I love Laura Ingalls Wilder and I read it just as I was leaving to go on a trip during which I'd go to two Laura houses - her and Almanzo's home in Mansfield, MO where she wrote all the books, and THE Little House on the Prairie (reproduction) near Independence, KS. Bu...

Jen rated it ★★★★★

November 26, 2014

I met Kelly Kathleen Ferguson when she did a reading and some guest teaching at Penn State Harrisburg, where I teach. She showed up to the reading in that wonderful Laura dress, had the audience rolling with laughter with just about every line, and was all-around great. I'm happy to say her book...

Debbie rated it ★★★★★

August 20, 2012

The American pioneer spirit is alive and well in the form of Kelly K Ferguson. I thought I was a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder, probably America’s most famous pioneer, until my first encounter with Kelly. Boy, does her enthusiasm put mine in the shade! I first came across Kelly when she respond...

Angie rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2012

When I was a little kid, I basically learned to read because mom read the Little House books to us every night- we got read other books, plenty of them, but mom would run her finger along the sentences and every now and then stop and help me sound something out, and keep going. I LOVE those books...

Cheryl rated it ★★★★☆

November 19, 2011

In this witty and candid memoir, author Kelly Kathleen Ferguson shares her journey to follow Laura Ingalls Wilder's travels and how she discovers herself. My Life As Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself is at times funny, at times heartrending, and always a reminder tha...

Mirta rated it ★★★★☆

June 01, 2016

“Every job is good if you do your best and work hard…”- L.I.W. I knew I would have to read this book when I saw the cover of a grown woman dressed in a pioneer costume. I swallowed The Books whole as a child and, of course, grew up watching the Little House series. It wasn’t until I began reading...

Teresa rated it ★★★★★

July 30, 2015

My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself by Kelly Kathleen Ferguson documents Ferguson’s trip to the home sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the popular Little House on the Prairie book series. A quick read, it’s funny, moving, and thought-provoking by turn...

Emily rated it ★★★★★

September 11, 2014

I LOVED this book- it kept me up most of two nights because I couldn't put it down. I learned quite a bit about LIW that I didn't know before, but I especially enjoyed reading a book about LIW that was written by someone I could identify with, right down to our mutual desire to punch a certain si...

Stephanie rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 16, 2012

This was a short, delightful read; but I felt that it fell flat in the end. I didn't get what it was the author felt she learned from her travels, nor what is was that I was supposed to take from her telling of them.

Rebekah rated it ★★★☆☆

June 19, 2016

I like 'ordinary folks' memoirs. I also completely understand being obsessed with Laura Ingalls Wilder. Not sure why she needed the dress, especially since it made her so anxious, but it was interesting to read about her travels.

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