It’s available a couple of places online right now (and, of course, in real-life bookstores in May):
Of course I recommend my own book, but that doesn’t come out until next spring. So prepare with the following great books about the show’s context, its time in history, and its major players:
First, you can pre-order my book (or just stare at the pretty cover) on Amazon now.
Second, if you’re interested in setting up a reading group for the book, I’m happy to get you some advance info, participate in discussions, etc. Let me know if you’re interested!
“Take what you think is your liability and make it your asset as an actor.” — actress Jessica Tandy’s advice to a prematurely balding Gavin MacLeod
“Our research says American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a lead of a series any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, and people who live in New York.” — CBS executives rejecting Mary Tyler Moore Show creators Jim Brooks’ and Allan Burns’ first proposal for the premise: that Moore play a divorced woman
I’m an author writing a book about The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its influence on women. If you have a favorite memory, episode, outfit, or insight related to MTM, please let me know here! I’ll be inviting several of my friends to post as we watch the show together, but I welcome any input from around the Internet.