Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted


  • Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • File Size: 39798930 Bytes


"Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's deft weave of social history and sharp entertainment reporting explains how [The Mary Tyler Moore Show] made the world safe for Lena Dunham" (Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls)—the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV show, as experienced by its producers, writers, and cast.When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied: “American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a series’ lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, and people who live in New York.”Forty years later, The Mary Tyler Moore Show is one of the most beloved and recognizable television shows of a...

Score: 4
From 78 Ratings

Seinfeldia


  • Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: TV
  • File Size: 16956923 Bytes


The New York Times bestseller about two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld—“A wildly entertaining must-read not only for Seinfeld fans but for anyone who wants a better understanding of how television series are made” (Booklist, starred review).Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. But against all odds, viewers did watch—first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly forty million Americans were tuning in weekly. Fussy Jerry, neurotic George, eccentric Kramer, and imperious Elaine—people embraced them with love.Seinfeldia, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s intimate history is full of gossipy details, sho...

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451659238


Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted Book Description :

"Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's deft weave of social history and sharp entertainment reporting explains how [The Mary Tyler Moore Show] made the world safe for Lena Dunham" (Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls)—the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV show, as experienced by its producers, writers, and cast. When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied: “American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a series’ lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, and people who live in New York.” Forty years later, The Mary Tyler Moore Show is one of the most beloved and recognizable television shows of...

I  Rhoda
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

I Rhoda


  • Author : Valerie Harper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451699487


I Rhoda Book Description :

As Mary Richards’s lovable and self-deprecating best friend Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Valerie Harper, too, turned the world on with her smile. Viewers could relate to Rhoda, native New Yorker and struggling working girl, who was unlucky in love and insecure about her weight but who always kept her sense of humor. Valerie was an unknown actress when she won the part that made her famous, and by the time Rhoda, her popular spin-off show, ended, she had won four Emmys and a Golden Globe. The role was groundbreaking. On-screen, she represented a self-reliant new identity for women of the 1970s while off-screen she fought alongside feminists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug for equal rights, among other issues that were important to ...

After All
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

After All


  • Author : Mary Tyler Moore
  • Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0440223032


After All Book Description :

The actress recounts her life and career up to the present, from her tough Brooklyn-to-Hollywood childhood, to her long marriage to Grant Tinker and their painful divorce, the loss of her son, and her struggles with alcoholism...

Sex and the City and Us

Sex and the City and Us


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501164835


Sex and the City and Us Book Description :

The bestselling author of Seinfeldia offers a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, in a “bubbly, yet fierce cultural dissection of the groundbreaking show” (Chicago Tribune). This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon. They endured shock, slut-shaming, and a slew of nasty reviews on their way to eventual—if still often begrudging—respect. The show wasn’t perfect, but it revolutionized television for women. When Candace Bushnell began writing for the New York Observer, she didn’t think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventure...

Seinfeldia
Score: 3.5
From 106 Ratings

Seinfeldia


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476756110


Seinfeldia Book Description :

"An uproarious behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the hit television series describes how comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld dreamed up the idea for an unconventional sitcom over coffee and how, despite network skepticism and minimal plotlines, achieved mainstream success, "--NoveList....

Pop Star Goddesses

Pop Star Goddesses


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062943705


Pop Star Goddesses Book Description :

A compendium of thirty-five incredible female pop stars whose energies, virtues, and vices make them the ideal role models for our age—powerful women who can teach us all how to discover our own inner goddess. We are living in the age of the music goddess: Beyoncé. Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift. Katy Perry. Britney. Nicki Minaj. Cardi B. Pink. Madonna. Rihanna. Gwen Stefani. Alicia Keys. Kelly Clarkson. Never before have so many women dominated their industry and pop culture itself with such creativity, passion, and force. Visionary and ferociously talented, these women are reshaping our society and our lives. In this stunningly designed compendium, Jennifer Armstrong offers an intimate, up-close look at thirty-five of pop music’s most revered goddess...

Growing Up Again
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Growing Up Again


  • Author : Mary Tyler Moore
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429977166


Growing Up Again Book Description :

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, ...

Lou Grant

Lou Grant


  • Author : Douglass K. Daniel
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0815626754


Lou Grant Book Description :

When Lou Grant premiered in the fall of 1977, it quickly became a symbol of television drama at its best. During its five years on the air, Lou Grant earned critical acclaim as an entertaining yet thoughtful drama about important social and political issues, a rarity for episodic television in the late 1970s. Douglass K. Daniel reveals how the creators of Lou Grant investigated journalism in the post-Watergate era to present a modern-day portrayal of the profession. They based characters, dialogue, and plots on the experiences of dozens of professional journalists. By researching social problems, they developed relevant story lines that gave episodes unusual immediacy. The show won thirteen Emmy Awards, among them two for Best Drama, and a Peabody Aw...

I ll Have What She s Having
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

I ll Have What She s Having


  • Author : Erin Carlson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316353908


I ll Have What She s Having Book Description :

A backstage look at the making of Nora Ephron's revered trilogy--When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle--which brought romantic comedies back to the fore, and an intimate portrait of the beloved writer/director who inspired a generation of Hollywood women, from Mindy Kaling to Lena Dunham. In I'll Have What She's Having entertainment journalist Erin Carlson tells the story of the real Nora Ephron and how she reinvented the romcom through her trio of instant classics. With a cast of famous faces including Rob Reiner, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Billy Crystal, Carlson takes readers on a rollicking, revelatory trip to Ephron's New York City, where reality took a backseat to romance and Ephron--who always knew what she wanted and ho...

Mary

Mary


  • Author : Herbie J. Pilato
  • Publisher : Jacobs Brown Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-25
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0999507842


Mary Book Description :

With MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, Herbie J Pilato offers the first full-scale, objective, and detailed biography of the actress best known from The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. MARY explores in-depth her entire life and career before, during, and beyond those two benchmark series, as it examines with a reflective and microscopic lens Moore's endeavors in front of and behind the camera of countless TV, film, stage, and live-event appearances. With MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, Herbie J Pilato narrates it all, telling the enticing, adventurous, very personal, very human, and now very accessible tale of Moore's remarkable life and career. The hardcover includes a 24 page color photo insert....