Growing Up Again
Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes
By Mary Tyler Moore
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312612351, 248pp.)
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
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Mary Tyler Moore, actress and activist, relates the highs and lows of living with type 1 diabetes for the past forty years. With inspired, well-crafted prose, she drills down to the most heartfelt, yet universal truths about life—including the lives of those with diabetes. She unflinchingly chronicles her struggle with diabetes, as well as her successful rehabilitation from alcohol dependence, all while deriving gratification from her roles as an actress, mother, businesswoman, campaigner, and fund-raiser.
Her revealing tales of both her successes and failures in coping with diabetes offer others with the disease guidance and inspiration through example. In Growing Up Again, stories include her rebounding from a low-blood-sugar episode during a Mary Tyler Moore Show script reading after the director poured orange juice down her throat, to misadventures caused by diabetes-related vision impairment at a dimly lit party for John Travolta. This is both an inspiring memoir and an invaluable resource for the latest information on treatment and possible cure of this disease.
MARY TYLER MOORE is a seven-time Emmy Award–winning actress, Tony Award recipient, Academy Award nominee, as well as a longtime activist and fund-raiser for diabetes research. Her previous autobiography was After All.
“Her TV alter ego, Mary Richards, may have been perfect, but it’s Moore’s imperfections that make her the ideal author of this surprisingly frank memoir about living with diabetes…this helpful and illuminating guide is a winning mixture of personal stories with occasional visits to experts.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)