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Publisher Comments:

One of the greatest entertainers of our time candidly reveals her very personal sturggle with an issue so many of us face every day: self-esteem.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Janet Jackson emerged from the shadows of an already famous family to become one of the most beloved, recognizable, and influential performers in the world. But at what cost?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; From the age of ten, when she made her acting debut on andlt;iandgt;Good Times, andlt;/iandgt;Janet was told by Hollywood that she needed to slim down. Her well-meaning brothers, especially fun-loving Michael, teased her relentlessly until she began to believe that who she was wasnand#8217;t good enough. It was an idea that no amount of critical acclaim in television and film or, later, international platinum success in music could change.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Janet turned to food for comfort and escape. She developed a self-destructive pattern familiar to so many of us: fear and uncertainty led to bad feelings about herself and ultimately depression. The depression led to overeating. And her yo-yoing weight was painfully obvious in the bright lights of the entertainment world.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It has taken Janet most of her adult life to come to terms with who she is. But she has finally broken free of the attitudes that brought her down and has embraced realistic goals that help her eat better, exercise better, feel better, and ultimately be better.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This book is about meeting those challenges that face all of us. With candor and courage, Janet shares her painful journey to loving herself. She addresses the crazy rumors that have swirled around her for most of her life, shines an intimate light on her family, and pulls us behind the velvet rope into her unforgettable career. She also shares lessons she has learned through contact with friends and fans and reveals the fitness secrets she has learned from her trainer. Finally, her nutritionist, David Allen, unveils the wholesome, delicious recipes and lifestyle-changing tips that helped Janet get in shapeand#8212;mind and spirit, heart and soul.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;True You andlt;/iandgt;is a call to tune in to your own fundamental wisdom, to let go of the ugly comparisons, and to understand that who you are, the andlt;iandgt;true you, andlt;/iandgt;is more than enough.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; ***andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; and#8220;Iand#8217;m loved, Iand#8217;m valued, and Iand#8217;m capable of achieving balance in my life. I can learn to eat well. I can exercise. I can express gratitude for the simple act of being able to breathe in and breathe out. I can move away from darkness and depression to light and hope. I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; I am me, the true me; you are you, the true youand#8212;and thatand#8217;s good. Thatand#8217;s beautiful. Thatand#8217;s enough.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;JANET JACKSON

Synopsis:

ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF OUR TIME CANDIDLY REVEALS HER VERY PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH AN ISSUE SO MANY OF US FACE EVERY DAY: SELF-ESTEEM

Janet Jackson emerged from the shadows of an already famous family to become one of the most beloved, recognizable, and influential performers in the world. But at what cost?

From the age of ten, when she made her acting debut on Good Times, Janet was told by Hollywood that she needed to slim down. Her well-meaning brothers, especially fun-loving Michael, teased her relentlessly until she began to believe that who she was wasnt good enough. It was an idea that no amount of critical acclaim in television and film or, later, international platinum success in music could change.

Janet turned to food for comfort and escape. She developed a self-destructive pattern familiar to so many of us: fear and uncertainty led to bad feelings about herself and ultimately depression. The depression led to overeating. And her yo-yoing weight was painfully obvious in the bright lights of the entertainment world.

It has taken Janet most of her adult life to come to terms with who she is. But she has finally broken free of the attitudes that brought her down and has embraced realistic goals that help her eat better, exercise better, feel better, and ultimately be better.

This book is about meeting those challenges that face all of us. With candor and courage, Janet shares her painful journey to loving herself. She addresses the crazy rumors that have swirled around her for most of her life, shines an intimate light on her family, and pulls us behind the velvet rope into her unforgettable career. She also shares lessons she has learned through contact with friends and fans and reveals the fitness secrets she has learned from her trainer. Finally, her nutritionist, David Allen, unveils the wholesome, delicious recipes and lifestyle-changing tips that helped Janet get in shape—mind and spirit, heart and soul.

True You is a call to tune in to your own fundamental wisdom, to let go of the ugly comparisons, and to understand that who you are, the true you, is more than enough.

***

“Im loved, Im valued, and Im capable of achieving balance in my life. I can learn to eat well. I can exercise. I can express gratitude for the simple act of being able to breathe in and breathe out. I can move away from darkness and depression to light and hope. I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be.

I am me, the true me; you are you, the true you—and thats good. Thats beautiful. Thats enough.”

 

—JANET JACKSON

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Janet Jacksonandlt;/Bandgt; is a five-time Grammy Award-winning international superstar. One of the bestselling pop artist in history, she is known ofer her innovative music, choreography, and social conscious lyrics.andnbsp; The youngest member of the famous Jackson family, she began her career as a television actress and most recently appeared in Tyler Perry's film,andnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;For Colored Girls.andlt;/Iandgt;David Ritz is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award.Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and coauthor of numerous andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestsellers, including andlt;iandgt;Confessions of a Video Vixenandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; On the Down Lowandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Wendyand#8217;s Got the Heatandlt;/iandgt;. She is also an assistant professor in the Film andamp; Media Department at Hunter College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416587378
Publisher:
Karen Hunter
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Author:
Hunter, Karen
Author:
Jackson, Janet
Author:
Ritz, David
Subject:
Biography-Rich and Famous
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4C t/o
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Soul and Motown
Biography » Rich and Famous
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Diet and Nutrition
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Self Esteem

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"Synopsis" by , ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF OUR TIME CANDIDLY REVEALS HER VERY PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH AN ISSUE SO MANY OF US FACE EVERY DAY: SELF-ESTEEM

Janet Jackson emerged from the shadows of an already famous family to become one of the most beloved, recognizable, and influential performers in the world. But at what cost?

From the age of ten, when she made her acting debut on Good Times, Janet was told by Hollywood that she needed to slim down. Her well-meaning brothers, especially fun-loving Michael, teased her relentlessly until she began to believe that who she was wasnt good enough. It was an idea that no amount of critical acclaim in television and film or, later, international platinum success in music could change.

Janet turned to food for comfort and escape. She developed a self-destructive pattern familiar to so many of us: fear and uncertainty led to bad feelings about herself and ultimately depression. The depression led to overeating. And her yo-yoing weight was painfully obvious in the bright lights of the entertainment world.

It has taken Janet most of her adult life to come to terms with who she is. But she has finally broken free of the attitudes that brought her down and has embraced realistic goals that help her eat better, exercise better, feel better, and ultimately be better.

This book is about meeting those challenges that face all of us. With candor and courage, Janet shares her painful journey to loving herself. She addresses the crazy rumors that have swirled around her for most of her life, shines an intimate light on her family, and pulls us behind the velvet rope into her unforgettable career. She also shares lessons she has learned through contact with friends and fans and reveals the fitness secrets she has learned from her trainer. Finally, her nutritionist, David Allen, unveils the wholesome, delicious recipes and lifestyle-changing tips that helped Janet get in shape—mind and spirit, heart and soul.

True You is a call to tune in to your own fundamental wisdom, to let go of the ugly comparisons, and to understand that who you are, the true you, is more than enough.

***

“Im loved, Im valued, and Im capable of achieving balance in my life. I can learn to eat well. I can exercise. I can express gratitude for the simple act of being able to breathe in and breathe out. I can move away from darkness and depression to light and hope. I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be.

I am me, the true me; you are you, the true you—and thats good. Thats beautiful. Thats enough.”

 

—JANET JACKSON

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