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Author:
Valerie Frankel
ISBN13:
978-0312373931
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0312373937
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St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition first Printing edition (October 13, 2009)
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From Valerie Frankel, author of the hilarious memoir IT'S HARD NOT TO HATE YOU, comes a hilarious, unflinching .

From Valerie Frankel, author of the hilarious memoir IT'S HARD NOT TO HATE YOU, comes a hilarious, unflinching, self-deprecating, and joy-filled memoir that will appeal to every women, everywhere. You've 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 so many women in today's society, Valerie Frankel's world was dictated by her weight, from starvation and binge eating to her self-loathing and total preoccupation with her weight. Not wanting to pass this legacy on to her own daughters, Valerie set out to cleanse herself of these painful and damaging cycles. Thin Is the New Happy is a hilarious, unflinching, self-deprecating, and.

From Valerie Frankel, author of the brand-new hilarious memoir IT’S . So, I returned to this memoir "Thin Is the New Happy" to see if it would give a swift kick in my well-padded rear. It did, sort of. Val got lessons I needed a pep talk.

From Valerie Frankel, author of the brand-new hilarious memoir IT’S HARD NOT TO HATE YOU (September 2011), comes a hilarious, unflinching, self-deprecating, and joy-filled memoir that will appeal to every women, everywhere. You’ve heard the phrase "the mirror is not your friend. In a memoir about weight issues, I could not believe a writer would just throw out a cliche which used the word "weight" without seeming to realize what was being said.

From Valerie Frankel, author of the hilarious memoir IT'S HARD NOT TO HATE YOU, comes a hilarious, unflinching, self-deprecating, and joy-filled memoir that will . Books related to Thin Is the New Happy.

Frankel’s attempts to shift her focus toward love, personal success and even the pleasure of food prove galvanizing, and the journey is relevant and even inspiring. Infused with humor and refreshing candor, the book will resonate with anyone who’s counted carbs or tried to subsist on rice cakes and grapefruit. A self-aware, witty exploration of a woman’s body issues.

From Valerie Frankel, author of the hilarious memoir IT'S HARD NOT TO. .She has written nine novels and Thin Is the New Happy is her first memoir. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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For Valerie Frankel, the mirror was so much more than "not a friend. Val g I needed a pep talk. It was the mean girl who stole her lunch money, bitch-slapped her in the ladies' room, and cut the hair "Val Frankel is a woman of amazing insight. Read this, weep, and heal. Stacy London, cohost of "What Not to Wear".

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Thin is the new happy. 256 pp, St. Martin’s Press. Continue reading the main story.

You've 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 woman's 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.

  • I was looking forward to a book with humor, insight, and entertainment. This book has none of those features. Instead it is a book about one woman's journey through a childhood of verbal abuse by her mother about her weight and how this abuse continued into adulthood, only the author was her own tormentor. She describes herself as "fat" when in reality she was only 15 pounds overweight, for most of her "fat" days. And by losing those 15 pounds through her journey of self discovery and non-dieting, she describes her happiness at being thin. This book is horrible--she states she is being a role model for her daughters, yet she has taught them that to be 15 pounds overweight is to be FAT. Being 15 pounds overweight is not fat, it is overweight/chubby, but not fat. The author obviously is still trapped in the mentality of all her former coworkers from her magazine days, where 15 pounds overweight is fat and that means you are worthless, and no man would want you except for a one night stand. There is no humor in this book. It is a sad example of one woman struggling to come to terms with her weight issues and succeeding very poorly. Don't waste your money or your time.

  • I have been struggling with my weight and body image since I was 12 (I'm now 35)....the roller coaster of gain and loss and regain and re-lose. I've tried Weight Watchers (twice), LA Weightloss, South Beach Diet (half a dozen times), Master Cleanse (unbearable!),hypnosis, and many others that just didn't work for me. This book is a memoir, but if you listen to the fundamentals Valerie talks about it really makes sense. I read the book in September and since October 1st, I have lost over 11 pounds without really trying. I only made a few simple adjustments and I'm already down two pant sizes. I go to the gym (half hour or 45 minutes)or a Zumba class 3-4 times a week, write down EVERYTHING I eat(every bite...even if its bad!!!), and most importantly... I don't criticize and hate myself if I don't make it to the gym or I have pizza and beer ---if I feel like it. Since I haven't been crucifying myself and saying that I will start a new diet/go to the gym tomorrow, I've found that I am making better choices about food and telling myself that I only have to go the gym for 30 minutes, I find that I want to stay a little longer and the next day I feel stronger, inside and out! I also thought food journaling was stupid, but I was completely wrong. It gives you the opportunity to really see just how much you are eating, and I also put a * next to every good decision that I made that day (which made me feel like I finally had control over food instead of it having control over me).
    I hope this review helps and I wish you all the best on your weight loss journeys!

  • Reading this was like having a ring-side seat into the author's life. I recognized so much of what she said, what she felt and what she did, because I've been there too. It's a sad world where a number on a scale matters more than the things we do and accomplish in life. It made me realize that this is not how I want my daughter to grow-up. I don't want her to see me acting this way, I want her to grow up with the idea that who you are matters more than how you look.

  • Valerie Frankel speaks about things that she endured that I absolutely relate to. This book is about my mother and me!

    I was put on my first diet at the tender age of eight. (I have photos from that time proving that I was not heavy.) I remember at age 15 having to speak to the masses at Overeaters Anonymous. There were many diets between those two, as well as many (way too many to mention) afterwards. I was also put through hell in school like Ms. Frankel, although with me it was weight and religion!

    Her insight and humor made this an enjoyable and cathartic book for me. I too went on the non-diet and go to the gym four times per week, having a similar outcome as she.

    This is the first book of hers that I've read, and I can't wait to get my skinny fingers on others! I'm going to give a copy to my mother for Hanukkah!

  • Great!

  • There is a genuine insightful book here, somewhere, but it somehow got lost. Valerie Frankel decided to make her story as shallow as a magazine article in a woman's magazine. Serious issues get buried in breezy humor, and underneath it all is a lot of genuine anger that is masked as upbeat snarkiness.

  • Wow! This is one of the best books I've ever read, and I've read thousands of books over the years. With the exception of a few things, this book could have been my life, and I suspect many women can say the same. I have toggled between anorexia and obesity for 25 years, and have not come to term with my body image issues, but this book gives me hope that it can be done. Bravo!!

  • This is a fun read. Definitely relate-able if you're like so many of us that struggle with some extra pesky pounds.