Born with Teeth: A Memoir

8 CDs. 9:30 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2015. ISBN 9781478986089. $30. digital download. TV
In this memoir, actress Mulgrew reveals details about her Iowa childhood, her stage and screen career, and her various romantic entanglements. Notable roles and the acting craft take a backseat to emotion and self-examination, as Mulgrew focuses heavily on personal relationships and private moments, particularly her decision to give up her child for adoption as her career was taking off. Her reunion with her daughter, 20 years later, provides a natural conclusion to the narrative. The work, movingly narrated by Mulgrew herself, ends with her still working in the role of Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. Fans looking for information about her later roles, including that of Red on Orange Is the New Black, will have to wait for a potential sequel.
VERDICT Ideal for memoir fans looking for heartfelt introspection from a celebrity author. ["Mulgrew's enjoyable narrative is compelling as she portrays her decades of acting work, personal triumphs and heartbreaks, and her mesmerizing life": LJ 4/15/15 review of the Little, Brown hc.]

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