Mary Anne took our library patrons on a wonderful sentimental journey with Doris
Day. It was as if we were in Hollywood making the memories with her! Everyone
wishes that the program could have continued another hour!
- Patti Davis, Eckhart Public Library, Auburn, Indiana
If you are looking for a good adult program we just had Mary Anne Barothy, an
interesting speaker and author of the book "Day At A Time - An Indiana Girl's
Sentimental Journey to Doris Day's Hollywood and Beyond." She was Doris Day's
secretary in the 1970's and lived in her home for a few years.
She has detailed stories and pictures and it was fun for everyone who attended. I highly recommend her for a public library program, especially for those who
remember Doris Day in her heyday.
- Marsha Patterson, Bremen Public Library, Bremen, Indiana
Anyone who has admired a movie star can relate to Mary Anne Barothy's story of
how she moved to Los Angeles and met Doris Day - one of the top-ranking female
box office stars of all time and America's sweetheart for many years. Mary
Anne's deeply personal account of her years living with and working for one of
the most famous movie stars of all time reminds us that dreams really can come
true and movie stars are not very different than the rest of us.
- Joseph H Girven, Executive Director, Carnegie East House, NYC, NY
Day At a Time is no tell-all. In fact, it's an all-inclusive glimpse
into an undreamable reality as lived by one of Doris Day's most ardent
fans-turned-friend, employee and confidante. Mary Anne Barothy shares
her true admiration and warmth for Doris Day via personal photos and
The Indiana girl's Sentimental Journey reminds us all of why we
collectively fell in love with Doris Day to begin with...she's more
than a star, more than the All-American girl personified. Doris Day is
the real deal.
- Jim Raposa, Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality, "The Jim
Raposa Show" and "Frank & Friends"
Day at a Time: An Indiana Girl's Sentimental Journey to Doris Day's Hollywood and Beyond (Hawthorne Publishing)
is a positive, interesting memoir that contains many anecdotes about the star, celebrities she knew and events in
her career. It was an important time in Doris Day's life: she had just lost her husband Marty Melcher; her son was
seriously injured in a motorcycle accident; she was fighting to regain the fortune that had been lost by an unscrupulous
agent; and she was completing her TV series. This well-told story will capture the hearts of the tens of thousands
of fans of this woman who was recently voted the most popular film actress of all time.
- Turner Classic Movies
"Day at a Time" is a well-written memoir that takes a look at life with a major Hollywood star in the early
'70s. Mary Anne Barothy became a Doris Day fan as a young Indianapolis girl, traveled to California to meet her
and eventually became her secretary for four years. The author takes the reader along on her dramatic yet often
comical "sentimental journey" that had Ms. Barothy wearing many hats while working for Miss Day. Most of all,
it's a book about a young woman's dream-come-true job and serves as an inspiration for others to follow their
- Rita Rose, Former Book Editor, The Indianapolis Star