When Mary Moore began her high school in 1951,her mother told her,“Be sure and take a typing course so when this show busness thing doesn’t work out, you’ll have something to rely on.”Mary responded in typical teenage fashion.From that moment on,“the very last thing I ever thought atout doing was taling a typing course,”she recalls.
The show business thing worked out, of course.In her career, Mary won many awares.Only recently, when she began to write Growing Up Again, did she regret ignoing her mom.“I don’t know how to use a computer,”she admits.
Unlike her 1995 autobiography, After All, her second book is less about life as an award-winning atress and more about living with diabetes(糖尿病).All the money from the book is intended for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(JDRF),an organization she serves as international chainman.“I felt there was a need for a book like this,”she says.“I didn’t want to lecture, but I wanted other diabetics to know that things get bette when we’re self-controlled and do our part in manging the disease.”
But she hasn’t always practiced what she teaches.Ih her book,she desertion that awful day, almost 40 years ago, when she receired two pieces of life-changing news. First, she had lost the baby she was carring and second, tests showed that she had diabetes.In a childlike act, she left the hospital and treated herself to a box of doughnuts(甜甜圈).Years would pass before she realized she had to grow up-again-and take control of her diabetes, not let it control her.Only then did she kick her three-pack-a-day cigarette habit, overcome her addiction to alcohol, and begir. To follow a balanced diet.
Although her disease has affected her eyesight and forced her to the sidelines of the dance floor, she refuses to fall into self-pity.“Everyoody on earth can ask,‘why me?’”about something or other,”she insits.“It doesn’t to any good.No one is immune(免疫的)toheartache pain, and disappointrrents.Sometimnes we can make things better by helping others. I’ve come to realize the imporamce of that as I’ve grown up this second time I want to speak out and be as helpful as I can be.”
61.Why did Mary feel regretful?
A.She didn’t achieve her ambition.
B.She didn’t take care of her mother.
C.She didn’t complete her high school.
D.She didn’t follow her mother’s advice.
62.We can know that before 1995 Mary .
A.had two books published
B.received many career awards
C.knew now to use a omputer
D.supported the JDRFby writing
63.Mary’s second book Growing Up Again is mainly about her .
A.living with diabetes B.successful show business
C.service for an organization D.remembrance of her mothrn.
64.When Mary received the life-changing news, she .
A.lost control of herself B.began a balanced diet
C.tried to get a treatment D.behaved in an adult way
65.What can we know from the last paragraph?
A.Mary feels pity for herself.
B.Mary has recovered from her disease.
C.Mary wants to help others as much as possible.
D.Mary determines to go back to the dance flear.