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Youve heard the phrase “the mirror is not your friend.” For Valerie Frankel, the mirror was so much more than “not a friend.” It was the mean girl who stole her lunch money, bitch-slapped her in the ladies room, and cut the hair off her Barbie.

            Like most women, Valerie spent most of her conscious life on a diet, thinking about a diet, ignoring a diet, or failing on a diet. At age eleven, her mother put Val on her first weight-loss program. As a teen, she was enrolled in Weight Watchers (for which she invented creative ditching methods). As a young woman, her world felt right only when she was able to zip a certain pair of jeans. Not wanting to pass this legacy on to her own daughters, Valerie set out to cleanse herself of her obsession. Thin Is the New Happy is the true story of one womans quest to exorcise her bad body-image demons, to uncover the truths behind what put them there, and to learn how to truly love herself.

 

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"Since childhood, Frankel (Thin Is the New Happy) suppressed her emotions, to the detriment of her emotional and physical health. After a health scare at age 44, her doctor tells her she must reduce stress: 'The hate in me just had to come out.' As the author reflects on a lifetime of being determinedly upbeat, she ponders dysfunctional friendships, asserts herself with a bitchy neighbor and selfish gym-goer, even visits a nearby Zen center. Family and friends are supportive, especially when she 'outs' her jealousy of fellow authors — turns out, they're all jealous of somebody, too. It's refreshing to read along as Frankel realizes that anger can be cathartic, even entertaining, when expressed, and 'feel all your emotions, all at once' makes for a fuller, more fun life. Fans of her recent memoir, her many novels, or her collaborations with Joan Rivers (Men Are Stupid... and They Like Big Boobs) and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi (A Shore Thing) will especially enjoy learning more about what makes the funny, warm Frankel tick. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Frankel, like most women, has endured years of dieting, starvation, and total preoccupation with her weight. Not wanting to pass this legacy on to her own daughters, she sets out to cleanse herself of these painful and damaging cycles, which she chronicles in this hilarious, unflinching memoir.

About the Author

Valerie Frankel has been an editor for Mademoiselle magazine and is a contributor to Self, Good Housekeeping, and Parenting magazines. She has written fourteen novels. This is her first memoir. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two daughters, and three cats.

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Margi Shindler, April 13, 2010 (view all comments by Margi Shindler)
If you have misspent years and efforts at the diet du jour, as well as worrying continuously about your body fat, you need to read this book. Valerie Frankel began the dieting treadmill before she even reached puberty. Her story reminded me that I tried the grapefruit diet when I was 10. That seems crazy now, but in a 1960's world of Twiggy as the icon of feminine beauty, no one thought that was unhealthy.
Valerie gives a new way to think of the body, and all we are within and without. Her revelations are of value to anyone, at any stage of their quest for health, self esteem and contentment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312373931
Author:
Frankel, Valerie
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Health/Exercise & Fitness
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Weight Loss
Subject:
Biography-Health and Fitness
Subject:
Biography-Women
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.5 x 0.76 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Since childhood, Frankel (Thin Is the New Happy) suppressed her emotions, to the detriment of her emotional and physical health. After a health scare at age 44, her doctor tells her she must reduce stress: 'The hate in me just had to come out.' As the author reflects on a lifetime of being determinedly upbeat, she ponders dysfunctional friendships, asserts herself with a bitchy neighbor and selfish gym-goer, even visits a nearby Zen center. Family and friends are supportive, especially when she 'outs' her jealousy of fellow authors — turns out, they're all jealous of somebody, too. It's refreshing to read along as Frankel realizes that anger can be cathartic, even entertaining, when expressed, and 'feel all your emotions, all at once' makes for a fuller, more fun life. Fans of her recent memoir, her many novels, or her collaborations with Joan Rivers (Men Are Stupid... and They Like Big Boobs) and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi (A Shore Thing) will especially enjoy learning more about what makes the funny, warm Frankel tick. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Frankel, like most women, has endured years of dieting, starvation, and total preoccupation with her weight. Not wanting to pass this legacy on to her own daughters, she sets out to cleanse herself of these painful and damaging cycles, which she chronicles in this hilarious, unflinching memoir.
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