New Mary Tyler Moore Book by New York Times Bestselling Author Marc Shapiro Uncovers Juicy Secrets

Riverdale Avenue Books, the innovative hybrid publisher, is releasing You're Going To Make It After All - The Life Times and Influence of Mary Tyler Moore by New York Times Bestselling Author Marc Shapiro.

Mary Tyler Moore was a legendary television and film performer who was much loved and lauded by millions as the personification of sweetness and innocence filtered through a sanitized television world. But as fate would have it, Moore was so much more than that. Coming of age at a time when feminism and women's rights were on THE MARCH across the land, Moore's roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show proved a FLASHPOINT and a flag bearing influence to countless women who had decided in Mary Richards there was the possibility of so much more.

Marc Shapiro digs deep into her much-celebrated and often turbulent life as filtered through the coming of age of women's rights led by such luminaries as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan and their triumphs and historical breakthroughs which were often influenced by Moore and her culturally important sitcoms. How the actress reacted to being cast as a feminist icon, her often contrary issues with the women's movement, how her greatest television hits often brought home important liberal points in a stealth manner and her own political and social values form the backbone of a sociological, political and, yes, traditional celebrity BIOGRAPHY that tells more than one expected from a book on somebody the world knows so well.

You're Going To Make It After All - The Life Times and Influence of Mary Tyler Moore uncovers:

  • In this thoroughly researched and documented biography, readers will discover...

  • The truth behind the alleged relationship between Mary Tyler Moore and Elvis Presley.

  • What happened on the date between Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner

  • Why Mary Tyler Moore's mother's alcoholism led to Moore's physical appearance.

  • How Moore got her revenge on a neighbor who molested her at age six.

"Mary Tyler Moore was an important entertainment personality," author Shapiro states. "But she was also so much deeper than that. Her life and times are already well known. I felt that putting this reluctant feminist in the ring with the coming of equal rights for women would give the picture a different and ultimately insightful twist."

"As Oprah said, we all grew up wanting to be Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She gave us the pop culture permission to put our feminist dreams in action." said Publisher Lori Perkins. "This book tells us that really worked for her."

Downloads of this book are available at and also at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.

About Marc Shapiro: New York Times bestselling author Marc Shapiro has written more than 60 nonfiction celebrity biographies, more than two dozen comic books, numerous short stories, poetry, and three short form screenplays. His young adult book JK Rowling: The Wizard Behind HARRY Potter was on The New York Times bestseller list for four straight weeks. His fact-based book Total Titanic was also on The Los Angeles Times bestseller list for four weeks. He has recently written books about Lorde, Jenni Rivera, EL James, Justin Bieber, Norman Reedus, Shonda Rimes and Donald Trump.

About RIVERDALE Avenue Books: Riverdale Avenue Books is an award-winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry. We publish e-books, print, and audio books under 11 imprints: Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Pop featuring pop culture titles; Afraid, a horror line; SFF, a Science fiction fantasy line; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles; VerVe featuring lifestyle titles; and Hera featuring both the true and fictional lives and loves of women aged 35 and up. Started in 2012 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, RIVERDALE is a full-service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at

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