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Growing Up Again
Mary Tyler Moore

Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes

St. Martin's Press
April 2009
On Sale: March 31, 2009
240 pages
ISBN: 0312376316
EAN: 9780312376314
Hardcover
$24.95
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Non-Fiction Memoir

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.

Media Buzz

Access Hollywood - April 15, 2009
Rachael Ray - April 6, 2009
The View - April 2, 2009
Good Morning America - March 31, 2009
Inside Edition - March 31, 2009
Good Morning America - March 30, 2009
Late Show with David Letterman - March 24, 2009

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1 comment posted.

Re: Growing Up Again

I think that it is wonderful for a talented and famous star talks about a subject like diabetes. Sometimes as a diabetic it can be so difficult to follow the 'rules' to try to stay healthy. When we see a famous star go through these things, too, we feel inspired and feel that we can get through it, too.
(Linda Cacaci 2:45pm March 25, 2009)

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