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Growing Up Again

2 Ratings: 4.5
a book by Mary Tyler Moore
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We're Going to Make it After All!

  • May 18, 2009
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In her inimitable girl-next-door style, Mary Tyler Moore brings us right into her world - not only the world of dancing, acting, and producing - but into her challenging world of diabetes.

Diagnosed in 1969, Mary - and many others in that time - knew little about how to manage the disease. There were many ups and downs in the early years, not only with monitoring glucose and insulin levels, but in medical research directed toward a cure.

Still waiting for that cure, we are nevertheless encouraged as this writer describes, in anecdotal style, how she has managed to stay active despite stumbles - literally - and how she has even adapted to her visual impairments.

As chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Ms. Moore introduces the reader to a host of new possibilities on the horizon and the hopeful direction the research is taking.

At times amusing - she has a tendency to laugh at herself and her foibles - she is also very focused and informative. She has accessed medical specialists to provide the reader with descriptions of the disease in its varying stages, along with detailed day-to-day disease management; in the appendices, she has added many resources describing the disease: from basics to research directions.

One has to admire her perseverance as she faces these challenges daily, without ever losing (for long) that upbeat style that is her trademark.

An inspirational read, "Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes" provides entrée into the best part of this actress's life. Five stars.

Laurel-Rain Snow
Author of: Miles to Go, etc.

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June 02, 2009
Thanks for the comments...Yes, I've always been a big MTM fan. I do have "After All," but it's been awhile since I read it. I think I'll reread it soon (once I get through this huge TBR stack!).
June 02, 2009
I like reading about Mary Tyler Moore....she's iconic and was always one of my favorite people to watch on T.V. when I was growing up. What an interesting life she's had. Did you read her first book, "After All?" It was a great read too.
May 18, 2009
You go, girl!
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