It Was Me All Along Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

It Was Me All Along


  • Author : Andie Mitchell
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780770433260

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It Was Me All Along Book Description :

A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.

It Was Me All Along Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

It Was Me All Along


  • Author : Andie Mitchell
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Lifestyles
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780770433253

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It Was Me All Along Book Description :

"On her twentieth birthday, Andie Mitchell stepped onto the scale and discovered that she weighed nearly 300 pounds. At 5'9"--even knowing that she was big and hating herself for it--she was stunned. How had she gotten there? Without following wild diet trends, she lost 135 pounds over thirteen months. It Was Me All Along shares the at times heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting and motivating, story of how Andie kicked her habit of binge eating, which she developed during a traumatic childhood, and developed a healthy relationship with food, which she still loves to cook and enjoy. Her story is at once familiar and inspiring to millions who have struggled with weight and self-image issues. Andie is a powerful motivator who bravely bares all to help others."

It was Me All Along Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

It was Me All Along


  • Author : Andie Mitchell
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780770433246

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It was Me All Along Book Description :

The young food blogger behind CanYouStayForDinner.com shares her inspirational weight-loss story, describing how in just over a year she lost more than half her size and established a healthier self-image and relationship with food.

Half Assed Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Half Assed


  • Author : Jennette Fulda
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580052788

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Half Assed Book Description :

After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds. Jennette was not born fat. But, by fifth grade, her response to a school questionnaire asking “what would you change about your appearance” was “I would be thinner.” Sound familiar? Half-Assed is the captivating and incredibly honest story of Jennette’s journey to get in shape, lose weight, and change her life. From the beginning—dusting off her never-used treadmill and steering clear of the donut shop—to the end with her goal weight in sight, Jennette wows readers with her determined persistence to shed pounds and the ability to maintain her ever-present sense of self.

The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl


  • Author : Shauna Reid
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407033341

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The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl Book Description :

In January 2001 Shauna Reid was twenty-three years old and twenty-five stone. Determined to turn her life around, she created the hugely successful weblog The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl and, hiding behind her Lycra-clad roly-poly alter-ego, her transformation from couch potato to svelte goddess began. Today, 8,000 miles, seven years and twelve-and-a-half stone later, the gloriously gorgeous Shauna is literally half the woman she used to be. In turn hysterically funny and heart-wrenchingly honest, The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl follows the twists and turns of Shauna's lard-busting adventure as she curbs the calories and learns to love the gym. There are travel tales from Red Square to Reykjavik, plus romance and intrigue as she meets the man of her dreams during a pub quiz in Glasgow. As her UK visa rapidly runs out, will she be deported back to Australia or will love triumph? Entertaining and action-packed, this is the uplifting true story of a young woman who defeated her demons and conquered her cravings to become a weight-loss superhero to inspire us all.

This Mean Disease Book

This Mean Disease


  • Author : Daniel Becker
  • Publisher : Gurze Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9780936077505

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This Mean Disease Book Description :

The author recalls his mother's struggle with anorexia and her eventual death from the disease, recalling a childhood filled with memories of trips to the hospital, bizarre behavior, and a crippling obsession with food. Original.

Always Too Much and Never Enough Book

Always Too Much and Never Enough


  • Author : Jasmin Singer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698187726

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Always Too Much and Never Enough Book Description :

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined her life. Most people think there’s no such thing as a fat vegan. Most people don’t realize that deep-fried tofu tastes amazing and that Oreos are, in fact, vegan. So, even after Jasmin embraced a vegan lifestyle, having discovered her passion in advocating for the rights of animals, she defied any “skinny vegan” stereotypes by getting even heavier. More importantly, she realized that her compassion for animals didn’t extend to her own body, and that her low self-esteem was affecting her health. She needed a change. By committing to monthly juice fasts and a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, Jasmin lost almost a hundred pounds, gained an understanding of her destructive relationship with food, and finally realized what it means to be truly full. Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, this is Jasmin’s story of how she went from finding solace in a box of cheese crackers to finding peace within herself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Living Oprah Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Living Oprah


  • Author : Robyn Okrant
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Release Date : 2010-01-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599952628

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Living Oprah Book Description :

eBook Bonus:New Photos plus Video, Blog and Interview links. What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web site, and her magazine. LIVING OPRAH is a month-by-month account of that year. Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah's Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah's Book Club. After 365 days of LIVING OPRAH, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment.

What s Left of Us Book

What s Left of Us


  • Author : Richard Farrell
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806532448

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What s Left of Us Book Description :

"Blunt and honest. . .A stunning piece of work." --T.J. English "Deeply moving. . .What's Left of Us is a rush of blood to the head and heart, the kind only true art can deliver." --Andre Dubus "An amazing story not just of survival, but redemption." --Mary McGarry Morris Richie Farrell grew up in a working-class Irish neighborhood in Massachusetts. To overcome a birth defect, his father pushed him to become a star athlete, grooming him for Notre Dame. Sometimes, he would use a belt as a learning tool. Once, he used an electric carving knife. . . The headline read Crippled at Birth: Farrell Now Grid Star. A month later, I tore up my knee and fell in love with pain medication. By time he was thirty, Richie was a heroin addict, stealing from friends, shooting up during visits to his children, living in abandoned mill buildings, running from the shameful secrets of his family. Hopeless and in pain, he attempted suicide. When that failed, he was ordered to detox. He looked at me. "Be honest," he said, "or you'll be on the street in 15 minutes. Jail, death, or honesty. You choose." In this harrowing, astounding memoir, Richard Farrell chronicles a life of desperation, violence, lies--and the pure oblivion of heroin. A gritty, hauntingly written tale of a descent into hell and a slow, uncertain climb out of it, What's Left Of Us is a true story of redemption: of how low a man can get, and how hard he must fight to escape a shattered life. . . "[Farrell] carries you on this rollercoaster ride of ugliness and beauty. Don't miss it." --Phyllis Karas Richard Farrell is an author, filmmaker, teacher, journalist, and adjunct professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. His documentary, High on Crack Street, was aired on HBO and received Columbia University's duPont Award. He is the co-author of A Criminal and an Irishman: The Inside Story of the Mob-IRA Connection. He is the screenwriter for the upcoming film The Fighter, and makes his home in Milford, New

I m Not the New Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

I m Not the New Me


  • Author : Wendy McClure
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-05-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101658086

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I m Not the New Me Book Description :

A hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the absurdities of weight-loss culture from an appealing and original voice. From the creator of the immensely popular websites Pound and Candyboots, this is the memoir of Wendy McClure's odyssey-on-line and off-through the Valley of The Shadow of Her Really Big Ass. It's about the universe she created for herself when she couldn't see herself as a kicky Weight Loss Success Story, only she put it all on a website and became sort of an inspiration anyway. I'm Not The New Me is about coming to terms with a family heritage of fat and drastic surgeries, and about self-esteem issues that are nobody's business but your own. It's wondering what's left of yourself after you lose weight-and just who the hell you are if you gain it back. It's about the absurdities of online identities and fat girl clichés, and the sheer terror of appearing live and in person in your very own life. From the Trade Paperback edition.