Known for her portrayal of one of the the best loved characters of all time, Rhoda Morgenstern, on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and on her own show "Rhoda", Emmy Award-winning actress Valerie Harper has endeared herself to the public as both an entertainer and a human being.
Fans of Harper now have the chance to read about her colorful life in "I Rhoda", her first real autobiography. In this book Harper discusses her background, including her early start in show business, as a dancer, and working on Broadway. Readers learn about her success, most notably her big break as an unknown on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show", and subsequent spinoff series, playing a character that not only entertained millions but became a feminist icon.
Fans learn about other parts of Harper's life as well, such as the adoption of her daughter, her humanitarian work, and her recent Tony-nominated performance as Tallulah Bankhead. "I Rhoda" is a departure from many celebrity bios, in that it is not a salacious tell-all, which will probably come as a disappointment to some while being refreshing to others. Many will speculate that the polite tone of the book might be why there aren't more behind the scenes tales. Whatever the reason, "I Rhoda" is distinctly more of an upbeat, "feel good" read then the typical Hollywood memoir.
"I Rhoda" is a long awaited bio, for classic TV fans everywhere.
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