Daisy Day at a Time
An Indiana Girl's Sentimental Journey
to Doris Day's Hollywood and Beyond
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Day at a Time

Doris Day was at an apex moment of her career and personal life in the years 1969-1974. Completing a cycle of some of the most popular films in history, she lost her third husband, Marty Melcher just before she began work on a TV series, "The Doris Day Show." She was just beginning to re-bond with her son Terry and to cultivate her life-long interest in the humane treatment and care of animals.

The star needed a secretary, and she hired Mary Anne Barothy, one of her most devoted fans, who had experience as an Indianapolis newspaper reporter. Mary Anne spent four years as Doris's secretary, two of those years in the star's home.

"I'm anxious to share with you what it was like to know, work for, and live with my friend, America's Sweetheart, Doris Day. A dream come true for a Doris Day Fan!" - Mary Anne Barothy.


  • 175 pages with 35 never-before-seen photos of Doris from the author's 4 years as personal secretary and assistant in Doris's home
  • Wonderful stories of the generous and fun-loving star at home
  • Dogs and more dogs
  • The TV show and celebrities

Hardcover $25 (ISBN: 978-0-9787167-3-8)
Paperback $18 (ISBN: 987-0-9787167-4-5)

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