Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way! Kindle Edition
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Marcia's life began in Creston, Iowa as a baby boomer. She didn't have an ideal if childhood but managed to survive pain with humor. She would go to New York City as an overweight aspiring actress with a sense of humor. She studied and worked in Improv and acted in plays and musicals. Despite her television success, Marcia still acted on stage touring the country in various productions.
This autobiography captures Her humor and spirit. She found love and happiness albeit short lived with Dennis Hawley and they adopted a son, Michael. Marcia had battled and survived breast cancer before she succumbed to it in 2013. Dennis died of pancreatic cancer in 1992.
Don't think that she didn't have her demons. She wasn't viewed as attractive according to society's standards. She suffered from low self esteem and was a late bloomer. Reading her memoirs, she doesn't bash anyone or even pity herself. She had led a remarkable life as a comedic actress on stage in regional theaters and on our television sets. She was also a spokesperson and breast cancer survivor. But her favorite roles were wife and mother.
I hope one day there will be a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television with her name on it.
Marcia's life has indeed been a rocky one - and the tone of this book is fine. She's a survivor and she isn't full of self pity. Despite the rags, she's gotten plenty of riches, which included a brief marriage to a man who was very much the one-and-only for her, and a great kid.
However, I think the book overly emphasizes her marriage, the adoption of their son, and her husband's subsequent death. Virtually no details are given about her work on the "Newhart Show", "The Simpsons", or much of anything else. And in that regard, the book is a disappointment.
If these things were added, it would be an absolutely killer book.
Hopefully someday a second edition will be done. Nonetheless, what is presented is a very enjoyable read.
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So good to read her take on our childhood……..& such a sad ending.