Spotlight: “Mary Tyler Moore” by Janice Shapiro


“Mary Tyler Moore” is a chapter out of my graphic memoir, Crushable—My Life In Crushes, which tells the story of my life through my many crushes from Ricky Nelson to Viggo Mortensen. As a teenager in the early 1970s there was no one I wanted more to be than Mary Tyler Moore. I was heartbroken by her recent passing. I still wish I was her.


Janice Shapiro is the author of Bummer and Other Stories (Soft Skull Press 2010). Her stories and comics have been published in Catapult, The North American Review, The Santa Monica Review, Real Pants, and other places. You can find links to some of her comics on her website, More from this author →