Winner of the ELLA DICKEY LITERACY AWARD, Lessons From the Mountain: What I Learned From Erin Walton, is actress and author, Mary McDonough’s poignant memoir of growing up on The Waltons, where she played Erin Walton. She’s acted since age nine, and has a recurring role on The New Adventures of Old Christine.
McDonough has written, produced, and directed award winning-educational films. An outspoken activist, she spent 10 years lobbying congress on behalf of women’s health. After experiencing and overcoming her own health crisis, she helped others heal their health, spirits and lives. As a certified coach and public speaker, her workshop BODY BRANDING, GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE SKIN YOU’RE IN, allows Mary to help others with their own personal challenges growing up. A true Hollywood survivor, Barry Livingston, actor and author is one of the few child stars who turned early success into a lifelong career. As "Ernie" on the 1960s sit-com My Three Sons, Barry became instantly recognizable for his horn-rimmed glasses and goofy charm — America’s prototype Nerd.
Five decades later, after working on hits like Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, and the Academy Award Winning film: The Social Network, he beat the odds and survived the dark side of the Hollywood dream factory-with charm, wit, determination and big horn-rimmed glasses. Picking up steam in the new millennium, Barry also guest starred in Will & Grace, Two and a Half Men, NCIS, Desperate Housewives, & the Emmy winning series, Mad Men. In films, he was in Dickie Roberts, First Daughter, Zodiac and Adam Sandler’s hit: You Don’t Mess With The Zohan. His new book is THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNIE: From My Three Sons to Mad Men, a Hollywood Survivor Tells All.