1.When Mary Moore began her high school in 1951, her mother told her, "Be sure and take a typing course so when this show business thing doesn't work out, you'll have something to rely on. "
2.Mary responded in typical teenage fashion.
3.From that moment on, "the very last thing I ever thought about doing was taking a typing course," she recalls.
4.The show business thing worked out, of course.
5.In her career, Mary won many awards.
6.Only recently, when she began to write Growing Up Again, did she regret ignoring her morn," I don't know how to use a computer," she admits.
7.Unlike her 1995 autobiography, after all, her second book is less about life as an award-winning actress and more about living with diabetes.
8.All the money from the book is intended for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), an organization she serves as international chairman.
9."I felt there was a need for a book like this," she says.
10." I didn't want to lecture, but I wanted other diabetics to know that things get better when we're self-controlled and do our part in managing the disease. "
11.But she hasn't always practiced what she teaches.
12.In her book, she describes that awful day, almost 40 years ago, when she received two pieces of life-changing news.
13.First, she had lost the baby she was carrying, and second, tests showed that she had diabetes.
14.In a childlike act, she left the hospital and treated herself to a box of doughnuts.
15.Years would pass before she realized she had to grow up ---again---and take control of her diabetes, not let it control her.
16.Only then did she kick her three-pack-a-day cigarette habit, overcome her addiction to alcohol, and begin to follow a balanced diet.
17.Although her disease has affected her eyesight and forced her to the sidelines of the dance floor, she refuses to fall into self-pity.
18."Everybody on earth can ask, 'why me?' about something or other," she insists.
19."It doesn't do any good. No one is immune to heartache, pain, and disappointments.
20.Sometimes we can make things better by helping others.
21.I've come to realize the importance of that as I've grown up this second time.
22.I want to speak out and be as helpful as I can be. "
New words and expressions 生詞和短語
high school 中學
be sure 一定
take a typing course 上打字班
the show business thing 演藝圈
work out 實現
rely on 依賴
from that moment on 從那一刻開始
thought about 考慮（過去式）
the show business thing 演藝圈
worked out 實現（過去式）
of course 當然
began to 開始（過去式）
after all 畢竟
living with 和...一起生活
is intended for 打算
serves as 作為（第三人稱單數）
get better 變好
do our part 盡我們的一份力
hasn't practiced 不練習（現在完成時）
had lost 失去（過去完成時）
was carrying 帶的
grow up 成長
take control of 控制
begin to 開始
a balanced diet 一種平衡的飲食
has affected 影響（現在完成時）
forced her to 強迫她
the dance floor 舞池
refuses to 拒絕（第三人稱單數）
fall into 陷入
on earth 地球上
do any good 有任何好處
have come to 慢慢地（現在完成時）
have grown up 成長（現在完成時）
speak out 大聲地說
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