Melissa Gilbert talks about 'Prairie' book

Melissa Gilbert felt at home during the 10 years she played Laura Ingalls Wilder on the popular family TV drama "Little House on the Prairie."

Now, at 58, she feels even more at home in her little house in the Catskills, where she lives with her husband, actor-director Timothy Busfield. Cooking, feeding chickens.

The actor, who also has an apartment in Manhattan, tells the story of her rustic life far from the Hollywood spotlight in her inspiring and amusing memoir "Back to the Prairie.

When her friend, former congressman Steve Israel, invited her for a book talk and signing hosted by his Oyster Bay store, Theodore's Books, on May 14, she couldn't resist.