Ms. McDonough is best known for the 11 years she played Erin Walton on the hit series "The Waltons," now celebrating its 40th anniversary.  However, many recognize her as a respected voice with regards to women's health and especially body image issues. Ms McDonough is an award-winning actress, writer, director and her memoir is a poignant story of growing up on Emmy award-winning series The Waltons, which is still being shown in the states as well as in Europe and has fans all over the world. Among the many topics Ms. McDonough discusses in her new book, is her own struggle with Body Image, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and being diagnosed with Lupus. As a result, she has become an expert on women's health issues, testifying before Congress on many occasions.  Her book, "Lessons From the Mountain: What I Learned From Erin Walton" won the ELLA DICKEY LITERACY AWARD.

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