Valerie Bertinelli – Losing It – and Gaining My Life Back, One Pound at a Time

Losing It is Valerie Bertinelli’s frank, motivational look inside the life of one of TV’s most adored actresses. It tells the inspiring story of her young stardom as the girl next door – cutie Barbara Cooper on the hit show One Day at a Time – her complicated family life, her struggles to maintain a healthy self-esteem while coping with celebrity, her tumultuous 20-year marriage to rock star Eddie Van Halen, her struggle with depression, and her life-long battle with weight. With courage and candor, humor and emotion, she shares her fears, insecurities, and triumphs, including how she took control of her own life and gained happiness.

Valerie takes listeners behind the scenes in her acting career and marriage. She discusses the stresses and concerns of being a rock star’s wife and the joys of motherhood; the challenges of divorce and becoming a single parent; and the fears she had to address so that she could start dating again, trust a new relationship, allow intimacy, and let herself feel loved again. Through it all are surprising, sometimes shocking anecdotes about the other celebrities she has known, as well as stories of her loyal family and the friends who stood by her.

Author: Valerie Bertinelli
Narrator: Valerie Bertinelli
Duration: 4 hours 49 minutes
Released: 8 Jun 2003
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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This isn’t a weight loss book, although she does discuss her weight issues throughout. It’s much more than that. She discusses her entire life, pre-fame, One Day at A Time, marriage to Eddie Van Halen, motherhood, with a great deal of honesty. If you came of age watching One Day at a Time, you’ll enjoy this book very much. Valerie herself narrates, and does a great job. It’s like listening to a good friend talk about her life.
If you’re looking for just another “how to” weight loss book, this is not for you.