Born With Teeth

Born With Teeth

A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2015
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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 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2015]
ISBN: 9781478986089
Branch Call Number: Audiobook 791.45028092 Mulgr
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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MrPlatypus
Jan 29, 2019

Growing up I've always loved watching Star Trek movies and tv shows, and my favorite captain has always been Captain Janeway. But I had no idea that Kate Mulgrew wrote an autobiography and that it was so fascinating that I could not stop listening to it. What an incredible and experience-rich life - a life that both inspires and brings tears to one's eyes. There's no doubt that Kate Mulgrew is a very strong and intelligent woman, accepting life as it is, always moving forward - and listening to her autobiography was a very unique and touching experience. Also, since the book is read by the author herself, it's just fantastic to listen to!

I remember watching her on Ryan's Hope. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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NYSandy23
Jun 06, 2018

When a book stays with you for days after reading it, it can only rate a 5 star rating. Totally engrossing, memorable, at turns heartwarming and sad. This is a life fully lived. Listening to Kate Mulgrew is like being transported into a novel or play and having it spun out before you bit by bit. She and I are of an age and her stories ring true of that time and of those places when the world was our oyster and she lived it to the fullest. Yes there was heartbreak, but there were also highs. It took her a while to learn who she was and how to navigate her world rather than skim across it, but she did. She will always be an actress, as that is what she was born to do. Janeway to many of us, and now Red to others but she will also be daughter, sister, wife and mother to those most important to her. I hope she keeps on writing. I loved hearing her read her book as it was more performance than recitation with her darn sexy voice and it carried me away as a very good book should. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

Cynthia_N Jun 24, 2015

I have only seen Mulgrew in Orange is the New Black so I kept expecting to hear a Russian accent and every now and then I think I did! She lead quite an interesting life and I enjoyed hearing about it.

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