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Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016

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 22, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Kate Mulgrew (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Mulgrew's strong stage presence and genuine emotions will make listeners want to experience this audiobook all in one go." ( AudioFile)

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Amazing

I was a big fan of Kate Mulgrew before I read her book. And I already held a lot of respect for her. This respect grew exponentially while reading and also listening to her book. It ist beautifully written. I love it.

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simply captivating

The days weren't long enough to listen to it. I got absorbed into a life full of friendship, laughter, tears and tragedies. I fell in love with her passion, her sense for adventure, her strength, her perseverance but also her vulnerability and flaws. I fell in love with simply Kate. Thank you for this wonderful Memoir!

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Beeindruckend

Vorweg sei gesagt, dass Kate Mulgrew eine begnadete Sprecherin ist - der Begriff "Satzmelodie" war noch nie so zutreffend. Wer also der englischen Sprache mächtig ist, sollte sich das Original nicht entgehen lassen.

Weiterhin ist sie eine fantastische Schriftstellerin - nahezu poetisch beschreibt sie die Kapitel ihres Lebens und ich ärgerte much mehrere Male, nicht auch die Printversion zur Hand zu haben, um die schönsten Sätze anzustreichen und mir nach der Lektüre einprägen zu können.

Abgesehen davon hatte sie aber auch ein wirklich beeindruckendes Leben, welches noch nicht bis ins kleinste Detail von der Presse durchleuchtet wurde, es warten viele Überraschungen auf den geneigten Leser/Hörer.

Ein fantastisches Buch!

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Brilliant as expected

Kate at her very best. She doesn't pull punches and is very open and honest in her assessment of her life. Her voice is phenomenal in any case and she reads her memoir with all the emotions. Definitely worth a read and/or listen.