News @ Noon: Laura Ingalls Wilder Autobiography Released [AUDIO]
UNDATED - Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiography is now available for you to read. "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" has been released today (Monday) by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press.
Wilder wrote the autobiography before she wrote her popular "Little House On The Prairie" series, but she never got it published.
Pamela Smith Hill edited the book. She says her real life was much different than the TV series, and even the "Little House" book series. Hill says one big difference is that the Ingalls family actually had two short stints living in Walnut Grove.
Hill says the Ingalls family didn't actually spend all that much time on a farm on the banks of Plum Creek near Walnut Grove. They in fact spent time living in town.
Hill says the family then moved out to South Dakota where they finally settled. Laura and her husband Almonzo lived most of their married lives in Missouri, where she wrote her autobiography and the "Little House" books.
The book includes a much darker look at prairie life including domestic abuse, and love triangles gone awry.