Friday, November 16, 2012

Lessons From the Mountain By Mary McDonough GIVEAWAY!

For nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old when she was cast as the pretty, wholesome middle child Erin, Mary grew up on the set of The Waltons, alternately embracing and rebelling against her good-girl onscreen persona. Now, as the first cast member to write about her experiences on the classic series, she candidly recounts the joys and challenges of growing up Walton - from her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star, to the personal challenges that led her to take on a new role as an activist for women's body image issues.
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Mary McDonough is a born and raised "Valley girl." Born into an Irish Catholic family, she attended Catholic school until she was cast as Erin on the award winning television series, The Waltons.
Lessons From the Mountain is Mary's first book. In this strikingly honest book, McDonough shares the story of her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class family, to a Hollywood child star. She reveals intimate memories of life in and around that idyllic Virginia farmhouse. Touching, funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always illuminating, Lessons from the Mountain is the story of everything Mary McDonough learned on her journey over--and beyond--that famous mountain.
A sought-after speaker and workshop leader she guides women and teens toward improving their body image through healthy lifestyle choices. Her workshops help individuals create personal change, life balance, and return to a sense of self. Mary's workshop: BODY BRANDING, GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE SKIN YOU'RE IN explores how we choose to "Brand" ourselves and then project that personal branding to the world. "BODY BRANDING" examines how we can undo the negativity about ourselves and change the picture you offer of yourself to the world. Mary also teaches acting as a method of raising confidence and improving communication skills.
Mary left the "Valley" when she got engaged and moved to the OC. She lives there with Don and their blended family, including her lap dog Runtie who was instrumental in the writing of her book. For more on Mary visit MARYMCDONOUGH.COM
Who hasn't watched the Waltons? I loved it. Well you will want to pick up a copy of Mary's book, she has such a sense of Humor.
This book will surely entertain and inspire you. I found it  very hard to  put down. Mary is a wonderful story teller.
You  really get to know the "real" Mary in this wonderful book.
I highly recommend this book if you loved the Waltons or if you love a good story of personal triumph.
This book gets 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author! Thank you Mary 

27 comments:

  1. I have watched growing up I would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win! I am still watching Walton's Mountain.
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  2. I love the walton's and still watch them today. would love to win.

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  3. I love watching The Waltons!!! Great family TV show!!! I'd love to win!!!

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  4. I watched the Waltons every time they were on T.V. Loved it!
    I'd love to be able to win this book.
    Thanks for give aways.
    Carolyn
    carolynj63@att.net

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  5. I love the Waltons and still watch it everyday! I am waiting for the homecoming, a christmas story on thanksgiving, ive never seen it. Id love to win your book~

    terri shea
    terrikem@aol.com

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  6. I'm still enjoying the reruns of the Walton's! They never get old. Good review Mary. I would love to win a copy of this book. Sounds so interesting.

    Thanks!

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  7. Still one of my favorite shows, I watch on the Hallmark channel and also INSP. Would love to read this book.

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  8. Loved watching the Waltons when I was growing up. Would love a chance to win this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(com

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  9. I loved The Waltons, and Mary was one of my favorites. Thanks for a wonderful review, Mary!

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  10. I just went and got my copy. I justed loved the Waltons. Thank you so much for telling me about this book in this wonderful review.

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  11. I did not know about this book, so glad you told me about it. Thanks Mary.

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  12. Loved the Waltons this books sounds so good would love to win it, if not I now know about it .. thanks so much

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  13. We watched the Walton,s as a family when the kids were young. Loved that series. Still watch it once in a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  14. Mary great review, I did not know about this book. Wonderful to know. I just went and ordered my copy from amazon, thank you for posting the link. They only have 6 copies left on amazon, glad I got mine before they sold out.

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    1. Sue, you are the winner. E-mail me your mailing address themaryreader@yahoo.com

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  15. My favorite program of all times! I have to watch it daily! I have met Mary several times! Wonderful lady! I have also gotten to know the author on facebook. She has written some great books!!
    susan in nc
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Susan, where in North Carolina are you?

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  16. I LOVE watching THE WALTONS and it is near us...we have toured the home and museum...would love to win this book!

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  17. Goodnight Erin, I want to win this one.

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  18. I always wanted to BE Erin Walton! Would LOVE to win this book! :)

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  19. Loved watching and still do watch The Waltons! Would love to win this book!

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  20. I grew up watching The Walton's. I still love to watch it.
    I only live about three hours from there. I also wanted to be a part of that family. I love it when they would say goodnight. I have been to the museum and store about twenty years ago.
    Would so love to win.
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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  21. Sounds like a great book. I love learning about authors new to me on your blog. Thank you so much. Blessings.
    Susan Fryman susanngarrylee@yahoo.com

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  22. I have read this wonderful book. This is a keeper to read over again. The book s very inspirational and gives a lot of food for thought. Please don't miss this one, too good to miss out on.
    Excellent review Mary

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  23. Thanks Mary for this interview and a chance to win Mary's(Erin) book. I have always loved The Walton's, a very family show. Thanks to Hallmark we can still watch it, and a whole new generation can watch it too. Sounds like she has accomplished a lot in her life. I sure would love to win this book. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  24. I love The Waltons...would love to have this book.Thanks..jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the waltons!
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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