Born With Teeth Discussion

Posted: April 29, 2015 in Books
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Well I have a fun story about my latest read: Kate Mulgrew’s Memoir Born With Teeth.

A few weeks ago I was walking through a book store and noticed a flyer for an upcoming event, and I stopped in my tracks: Kate Mulgrew was coming here to Seattle on her book tour!! Insert total geek-squeel moment. I was going to this event. Luckily the tickets were readily available.

The event was last week, and it was everything I hoped it would be. Kate came out and talked about her ties to Seattle; she had lived here with her then-husband, Robert Egan, and graced the stage of the Seattle Repertory Theatre through one pregnancy, and most of another. But most touching of all was her story of her daughter. Early in her career Kate became pregnant, and upon receiving advice from her mother — that she could not have both a successful acting career and be a mother — she placed the baby girl up for adoption. For 20 years she tried to locate her daughter. Then one day while on the set of Star Trek: Voyager she received the call she only dreamed she might get, her daughter had been located and would be calling her. At this point in the evening she did a reading from her book reflecting this exciting and terrifying moment in her life.

To the delight of the audience, Kate then brought her daughter, who now lives in the Seattle area, onto the stage with her for a Q&A session. The questions were a mixture of thought provoking and embarrassing.  But what was revealed through the hour of questions was that Kate is amazingly gracious to all her fans.

And then I got my book signed!!

The book? Kate bares her soul in this memoir: the good, the bad, and the ugly. As memoirs go, it was enlightening and tragic all at one. Kate Mulgrew has a strength and determination to succeed in this life that I can’t help but admire.  She shares the stories of her triumphs and mistakes with a light of truth that must have left her raw and vulnerable throughout the writing process.

And as a bonus, I can check off another item on my 2015 reading challenge: a memoir.


  1. theryanlanz says:

    This book looks interesting…

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