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“Reading this book was like traveling back in time to the 90’s/2000’s when names like Darren Starr (writer on 90210) and fashion trends (like the name necklace Carrie wore) were so popular.”
“Armstrong’s book is in-depth and insightful, with a fangirl’s reverence for the nitty-gritty of the creative process.”
“She’s present as a writer and as a fan, but removes herself far enough to make no excuses for the series’ embarrassing approach to race and the LGBTQ community – or the derogatory remarks made by characters to describe sex workers.”
AV Club review
Here & Now interview
NBC News interview
New York Times review: ‘Seinfeldia,’ on Why We Still Can’t Escape ‘Hello, Jerry’
Slate’s Lexicon Valley, “What’s the Deal With Translating Seinfeld?”
Washington Times review
AP:“the quintessential book on one of the greatest sitcoms to hit the airwaves”
The Atlantic: The Real Feminist Impact of The Mary Tyler Moore Show Was Behind the Scenes
AV Club gives it an A-
Bill’s Books, NBC4 New York
The Book Reader, NY1
BookKvetch.com: “an absorbing behind-the-scenes history”
Boston Globe: “warm and funny and rife with juicy details”
CBS Local: Mary Richards’ Best of Minneapolis
Christian Science Monitor slideshow: 8 Stories from the Making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
5 Great Dating Tips from TV’s Mary & Rhoda
The Detroit Free-Press calls it “the must-read of the summer”
From the Bookshelf interview
The Hairpin: “So, I”m watching the entire run of The Mary Tyler Moore Show …”
The Homer Horizon
MTM writer Susan Silver on The Huffington Post: Mary Richards and I Made It After All!
Lucire calls it “the definitive work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “Author Reveals Mary Tyler Moore Show Was a Sister Act”
Q&A with the Minneapolis Star Tribune
New York Daily News: “New book shows how The Mary Tyler Moore Show gently pushed feminist issues”
New York Times: “energetic … fascinating … shrewd … thoughtful”
NPR: The Women Who Inspired Other Women with Mary Tyler Moore
NPR Books: “Indie Booksellers Pick Summer’s Best Reads”
Shelf Awareness: “a superb, highly entertaining history of one of television’s most beloved sitcoms… A terrific pop culture history–well-written, lovingly researched and chock full of great stories from the Mary Tyler Moore Show set.”
Kirkus Reviews
USA Today Q&A
Wall Street Journal review: How They Made It, After All