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Born with Teeth: A Memoir by Kate Mulgrew will be released April 14th. The 320-page book chronicles Mulgrew’s fascinating personal life as well as her longstanding acting career. The actress who is now most famous for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager and Red in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black will be embarking on a nine stop book tour to promote the release of her memoir. Tour dates and the book’s official description after the jump. 

Detailing her upbringing in an Irish-American home and the early struggles of her professional pursuits, Born with Teeth shows a whole new side of Mulgrew to those who only know her from her work. The book travels through heartbreak as well as triumph and promises many full laughs along the way.

Born with Teeth is currently available for pre-order and will be released in hardcover as well as Kindle e-book format. And for fans hoping to hear the story from Kate herself, Mulgrew has recorded the audiobook version of her memoirs which will release the same day.

Official description:

Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew “how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil,” Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: “Use it,” Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work.

It was a lesson she would need. At twenty-two, just as her career was taking off, she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. As her star continued to rise, her life became increasingly demanding and fulfilling, a whirlwind of passionate love affairs, life-saving friendships, and bone-crunching work. Through it all, Mulgrew remained haunted by the loss of her daughter, until, two decades later, she found the courage to face the past and step into the most challenging role of her life, both on and off screen.

We know Kate 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, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, BORN WITH TEETH is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.

Book Tour Dates:

April 15

New York, NY
Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:00 PM
Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY

April 16

Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 PM
Venue SIX10
610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

April 18

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Book
USC Campus

April 19

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:00 PM
Books Inc. at The Chapel
The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

April 20

Corte Madera, CA
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA

April 21

Seattle, WA
Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA

April 22

Dubuque, IA
Wednesday, April 22
River Lights Books at Hotel Julien
200 Main St, Dubuque, IA

April 28

Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Free Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

May 1

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Public Library – Appel Salon