Growing up Again

Growing up Again

Life, Love, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes

Book - 2009
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xvii, 216 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780312376314
Branch Call Number: 616.462 Moo


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Mar 25, 2017

Originally from Brooklyn, NY - Actress and activist, Mary Tyler Moore (born December 29, 1936) wrote this book in 2009.

Throughout her long career Moore (a multiple Emmy Award winner) became something of a cultural icon and also served as an inspiration for many younger actresses, and professional women.

Later in her life Moore was fairly active in charity work and various political causes, particularly those regarding the issues of animal rights and diabetes.

In May 2011, Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign tumour. On January 25, 2017 she died from cardiac arrest (due to pneumonia) at the age of 80.

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