An actress' deeply moving account of the price and rewards of a passionate life
At twenty-two Kate Mulgrew gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. Three days later she returned to work as the star of a popular soap opera. Twenty years later she went in search of the daughter she had given away.
We know 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, in her memoir, we meet the most inspiring and lovable character of all: herself. Raised in a large, eccentric Irish family, Mulgrew is mischievous, brave, wise, and a born storyteller.
Weaving together the details of her career with the romance, adventure, and heartbreak behind the scenes, Born with Teeth is a breathtaking memoir of a life lived to the fullest.