Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes

Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes

by Mary Tyler Moore
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Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes by Mary Tyler Moore

With generosity of spirit, ebullience, and sly humor, Mary Tyler Moore presents the intensely private, often funny, and sometimes startling story of her life with diabetes. Growing Up Again is a delightfully candid read for her legion of fans, the more than 20 million Americans with diabetes, and everyone struggling to cope with life's unexpected challenges.

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 the book, 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.

She also taps into the vast diabetes research network to talk to diabetic children and adults and with leading experts who are discovering new ways to control diabetes and its complications, and pursuing new ways to cure this disease.

"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." - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429977166
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/31/2009
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 213,929
File size: 283 KB

About the Author

MARY TYLER MOORE (1936-2017) is an award-winning TV and movie star, producer and director, and a television comedy icon. She is best known for her performances as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore show, two classic TV sitcoms. Winner of numerous Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe awards, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film Ordinary People.

She was the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a leading fund-raiser and advocate for stem cell and diabetes research. She is the author of the memoirs After All and Growing Up Again.

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Growing up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just so others know what they're getting...there's VERY little of the "Life, Loves" part. This book is almost entirely about her struggle with diabetes (and most of that struggle was simply denial). Not what I was expecting.
willow1948 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book by Miss Moore. She has provided both biographic information as well as a lot of information regarding diabetes. It is not the most entertaining of writings, but I feel it is the kind of book that one who has any relationship at all to diabetes and its effect on one's life, as well as those around him/her (relative, caretaker, other diabetics, etc.) would like to have among the books of their individual libaries. It contains a plethora of information, while not usurping the relationship that a patient has with his/her medical care provider.
jeffreyh27 More than 1 year ago
The Vivacious and Lovable personality of The Dick Van Dyke Show has now finally left us with another incredible reminder of how precious Life is, through triumphs, but also through the obstacles which are suddenly placed as hindrances to our pie in the sky attitudes which cloud our ability to factor in life's difficulties as vehicles to drive us into the levels of accomplishments which would otherwise not be attainable. MTM Illustrates how she developed her attitude of rational thinking, and developing abilities to make the best available choices no matter how insurmountable they may seem at the time. Her anecdotes are very timely and placed succintly into her story to accentuate the points of encouragement, from examples she has experienced, and strongly feels that others could benefit from her examples. Her story is never dull, her ability to capture an audience is easily transfered from the Television camera, into this autobiography. She has been forced to"grow up again", but MTM illustrates it with all the Charm that we have come to love in the Character roles she played so well, for us. This is a book well-worth the investment, either for the pure injoyment of discovering a deeper look into the life of MTM, Or for those who, like me were first just a bit curious, then compelled to follow her story along with a hidden expectation of gleaning some of her wisdom, developed over the years, both during good times and bad, in order for me to perhaps see an develope strategy to move past some of life's hurdles, and continue on in our race.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I will admit that I have not finished this book yet, got about 2/3 through and just couldn't waste any more time on it. As a Type 1 diabetic of almost 30 years I had really expected a lot more out of it. Many, many times while reading, I felt as though I were reading a 150 page booklet at the doctor's office - "Diabetes and You", that kind of corny writing etc. She wastes a lot of time discussing how many times a year to get blood tests, A1C, how often to test blood sugar. I mean, UGH, I'm not 8 years old and just diagnosed. What I had hoped for was a more personal perspective on dealing with a chronic illness, how she really feels about it. Instead, she lightly covers the negatives and then goes on to optimistic rants and thanks-givings to research and science advances. It came up very short in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks behind Jade and puts her air over her shoulder and kiss the ack of her neck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U stole ma name the dora hater
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
( I gtg theres a movie on that i wanna see. Bye! &hearts )
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A redhaired girl with deep blue eyes walks in wearing a tight strapless dress about two sizes too small that shows off her great pencil thin(but not anorexic) curves & big b o o b s & just barely covers her firm round b u t t. Underneath her dress is a hot pink lace thong that is totally see through & shows every juicy part of her tight wet p u s s y. Her t i t s stick way out of her dress wich barely covers her b o o b s as well. You can see her p u s s y juices running down her bare legs & making sticky stains on her silk seven inch platform heels. You can also see her c l i t straining against her thong. You also notice that she has a c l i t ring as well as two t i t rings, one on each t i t.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sydni waks up unclothes. Come and get me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It helped out a lot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is ready
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friend-books More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. It was also very educational. I have recommended to several friends.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book thinking it was going to be more of a biography, (after all, I purchased it from the bio section), mixed with a little information regarding Mary's fight with Juvenile Diabetes. In fact, it was almost entirely the later. While it wasn't uninteresting, (due to the fact that I have a niece with JD), I read through it and gleaned what info I could, before gifting it to my niece and her parents as a resource.