Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes
St. Martin's Press
On Sale: March 31, 2009
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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
Growing Up Again is a
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.
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.
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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