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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Mulgrew Narrator: Kate Mulgrew Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781478903277
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Step back, ‘Red’ and Captain Janeway, there’s a new strong gal in town.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “In Mulgrew’s assured gem of a memoir, fans of the actress will delight in discovering her writing chops are as accomplished as her award-winning acting…Readers will savor Mulgrew’s gift for erudite, honest writing and want to read more about her mesmerizing life.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The talented Mulgrew—who once dreamt of being a poet—draws as much interest from stories of growing up in a large Irish-Catholic family as she does from Al Pacino anecdotes, giving Born with Teeth broad appeal that will extend beyond her fan base.”


  • “Solidly literate…compellingly introspective and revealing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Through her impeccable pacing, lively characterizations, and expressive delivery…Mulgrew speaks quite frankly about her personal troubles and her hopes for love and redemption. Fans will be fascinated by her career arc, and though she has stories to tell, she respectfully avoids gossip and sensationalism. Mulgrew’s strong stage presence and genuine emotions will make listeners want to experience this audiobook all in one go.”


  • “Mulgrew’s considerable talent for both acting and writing shows through in the narration of her memoir by way of carefully measured and well-executed sentences, all eloquently spoken.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • A BookPage Top Pick for April 2015
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Humor & Entertainment
  • A Shelf Awareness Best Book for Readers’ Choice of 2015
  • Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Best Narration by the Author
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About the Author

Kate Mulgrew has performed on stage in Shaw, Shakespeare, and Tennessee Williams; she has starred in such films as A Stranger is Watching and Round Numbers; she has also done considerable work on television.