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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valerie Harper Narrator: Valerie Harper Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781442361942
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The heartwarming memoir from beloved, award-winning television actress Valerie Harper

As Mary Richards’ 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 her.

Valerie’s showbiz journey has taken her from Broadway, where she performed as a dancer and eventually found herself onstage with Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason, to Hollywood, where she went down in history as one of television’s best-loved characters, and back to the Great White Way, where she recently won a Tony Award nomination for her critically acclaimed role as Tallulah Bankhead.

Her inspiring story is laced with triumphs and a few transformative obstacles along the way, but she remains upbeat and funny throughout, always confident that, no matter what, she’s going to make it after all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Valerie Harper, my beloved friend, is just as enjoyable on the printed page as she is on the screen. This is a delightful read. Enjoy.”

    Betty White

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Prewett | 2/10/2014

    " This was an easy, nice read. I enjoyed getting to know the woman and actress better. I had no idea that she had trained to be a dancer and was on broadway before the Mary Tyler Moore Show. And just a side not, if anyone wants to cast a story of her life...Mila Kunis looks just like Valerie in her youth> "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara Comerford | 2/5/2014

    " This was a nice read. I was surprised to learn that she had lung cancer and am very happy to hear that she won the battle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/4/2014

    " I loved this book. I found it refreshing to read an autobiography where the author doesn't bad mouth others. But why should I expect anything less from one of my favorite people. Valerie Harper is an amazing woman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/8/2014

    " I only read the first third of the book, as I was only interested in what she had to say about the Mary Tyler Moore show and the spin-off show Rhoda. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Hall | 1/4/2014

    " So heartfelt and so nice to hear how the charm of the show was authentic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Herb | 12/28/2013

    " Wonderfully entertaining and informative account of the life of TV's Rhoda. After reading this, I feel that I would like her very much. I recommend this highly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Mccann | 12/13/2013

    " Always a fan of Val and Rhoda, this is a quick, enjoyable read. Harper is a very positive person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Midge | 12/6/2013

    " Inspiring memoir of Valarie Harper, aka Rhoda Morgentern. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/29/2013

    " This was a really good book. I always liked her as Rhoda....it was interesting to learn more about her life. Very nice lady! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Altman | 11/27/2013

    " I just love her and loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tari | 11/17/2013

    " Sooo good. It was great reuniting with Rhoda again. You could hear her signature voice coming from the pages. Valerie Harper... wife, mother, cancer survivor and friend to all. God bless her! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 11/1/2013

    " I love Valerie Harper. She is such a good actress. I loved her in the role of Rhoda! I missed her when she was taken off her show, "Valerie!" She seems so kind- not wanting to say an unkind word about anyone. I do wish there was more about the shows, "Mary T. Moore" and "Rhoda!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Stewart | 9/25/2013

    " Fun facts about MTM show were my favorite parts. A light easy read was between 3 and 4 stars. She is a tough cookie with good family. God bless Valerie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pcox | 7/8/2013

    " Super light on content but a fast read. Don't recommend it unless you're interested in her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Gernon | 6/7/2013

    " The book read more like a resume than a memoir. Scanned great sections of it. Would not recommend it if you really want to have a personal glimpse at Valerie Harper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 6/3/2013

    " Valerie Harper is the nicest person in show business. This book reads more like a thank-you speech spanning her entire career. Fun to see MTM and Rhoda from her perspective and learn more about her. Not the next great American memoir, but a good read for uber fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanson | 5/1/2013

    " If you liked the character of Rhoda, you will most likely enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Molloy | 4/8/2013

    " excellent, what a woman, I loved her shows, loved her personality, I think I'll rent Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda DVD's. I remember that fist show so well with her on the balcony, people will always remember Rhoda! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 3/1/2013

    " I actually listened to this in an unabridged audiobook version...a real treat hearing her read her own story. She's so much more than Rhoda...a great stage actress, and her memoir really digs into the nuts and bolts of being an actor with a long and vibrant work history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/15/2013

    " Beautiful memoir by Valerie Harper written before her devastating diagnosis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/23/2013

    " A very nice read. Fans of Valerie Harper will love this. I enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/10/2013

    " Valerie Harper is a hero of mine! "

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About the Author

Valerie Harper is best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda. The winner of four Emmys, as well as a Golden Globe for her starring role in Rhoda, she has been celebrated by fans and peers alike for her work in television. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.