In BRIGHT LIGHTS, PRAIRIE DUST: Reflections on Life, Loss, and Love from Little House’s Ma, Karen Grassle shares her inspiring life story with humor, wisdom, and candor as she details her journey from struggling stage actress—to world-famous star—to writer, producer and activist on behalf of equal rights for women.
“Karen Grassle’s memoir, Bright Lights, Prairie Dust, struck me in my deepest heart. It’s raw, it’s poignant, it’s a 100% authentic portrait of the real woman who will always be my ‘Ma.’ Thanks to this book, so many fans of our show will get to know her too.” MELISSA GILBERT Actress, Little House on the Prairie, Author
“In Bright Lights, Prairie Dust, Karen Grassle emerges as a skilled memoirist, writing with candor, grace, and style. Keenly introspective, she chronicles her evolution as an actor during some of America’s most turbulent times. This book is a powerful read by a vibrant woman of conviction.” WILLIAM ANDERSON Author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography
“I loved reading about Karen’s fascinating life in Bright Lights, Prairie Dust. I admire her courage and perspective. She is so much more than Ma Ingalls. I read it in two days - very hard to put down! Don’t miss it.” ROSIE O’DONNELL Comedian, Producer, Actress, Author
“If you think you know Karen Grassle, you don't. If you think she's simply "Ma," she isn't. I was fascinated and intrigued and astonished reading this book. I couldn't put it down. Do yourself a favor and go on her life journey with her. It will make yours better!”
DEE WALLACE Actress