Soleil Moon Frye: Child Stars Can Turn Out Fine

Soleil Moon Frye Book Signing Actress Soleil Moon Frye attends a singing for her new book "Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting And My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures In Between" on August 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Soleil Moon Frye (Getty Images) Former Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye reflects on her childhood spent in the spotlight in her new book Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and my Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between, revealing that she loved the Brewster experience and wouldn't have changed a thing.

In a new interview with CNN, Brewster explains, "I loved playing Punky and I have so many favorite episodes. I hold it so close. I loved NBC and being a part of that show at that time—it was really like a family and we'd have these incredible get-togethers with all the different shows and we would all sing these NBC family songs and it was really like being a family."

Frye also did her part to dispel the notion that being a child star is almost always a negative experience. She insists, "[It's] so funny when people talk about those who had a rough time post-child stardom but I feel like there are so many more positive stories. The other day someone actually asked me to name some and I said: Ron Howard, Natalie Portman... I could go on and on about the incredible success stories of people that turned out fantastic that have grown up to be incredible, beautiful and inspiring."

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