More: Some people might look at you and say, How could Half-Pint (the nickname her TV dad, the late Michael Landon, gave her) from Little House on the Prairie, which was so pure and innocent, get hooked on drugs?
MG: They didn’t come from that. I wish I lived in that perfect little world everyone watched on TV. While everyone was watching my perfect TV family, I was thinking this family is my fantasy. I wish my family was like that, but offscreen we were not like that at all. There was trauma—significant trauma, to be exact—in both my past and my childhood.
More: You also documented your troubles in your book, Prairie Tale: A Memoir.
MG: I hope people found a connection to me and found the strength to get over their obstacles.
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