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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (387 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valerie Bertinelli Narrator: Valerie Bertinelli Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Welcome back to chez Bertinelli, where life is as crazy and comical as ever. In revealing talks with her longtime boyfriend, Tom, Valerie gets even more personal about her inner worries: her maternal anxieties about her son, Wolfie (he's fallen in love and, as she writes, getting your sex talk from Eddie Van Halen wasn't recommended in any of the parenting books I read); the challenges of dealing with a blended family; her mother's own new diet adventure; and a craving for a deeper relationship with a Higher Power (I have experienced days of inner peace and connectedness with a larger spirit -- twice, she writes. Why not more often?).

And as if these everyday challenges weren't enough, Valerie is work-ing to maintain her own very public weight loss. She even gets to thinking she might kick it up a notch, shed more weight, and get so buff she can wear a bikini -- in public.

In this new, inspiring memoir from the beloved actress and author of the best seller Losing It, Valerie tells the story of what happens after you change your life. It's not all peaches and cream, or even non-fat yogurt.

In Finding It, Valerie comes face-to-face with hard questions of family, faith, and beachwear, and realizes that she's hungering for another transformation -- to become better, not just thinner. Forget the scale; the real change is happening inside, and Valerie realizes that this is the part of dieting that no one ever talks about - the reality of keeping the pounds off. Dieting fixes one problem, she discovers, but to maintain that weight loss, she has to work on everything else - all the reasons she got fat in the first place.

Warm and friendly, honest and self-aware - like a talk with your BFF - Finding It tells of the common worries and frustrations, the funny and fabulous moments in Valerie's publicly private life. Humorous and humble, it is also the emotional story of family and the deep bonds and patterns that persist through generations. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JM Randolph | 2/20/2014

    " I like Valerie Bertinelli's story, and this book found me at the right time. She says some important things about maintaining positive change in your life that I needed to hear right now. I also like her honesty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Chavel | 2/16/2014

    " I have been a fan of Valerie Bertinelli since I was a kid watching "One Day at A Time." In this follow up book from "Losing It," Valerie tells how she not only kept the weight off but how she lost even more. This book is more then losing weight and maintaining weight lost, but it is more about her life. I found it very interesting that she seems to be seeking a relationship with the Savior. She mentions several times how she knows there is a higher power and sometimes prays. I know I will continue to ask the Lord to work in her life that she may indeed come to know Him in a very personal way. If you are a fan you will enjoy this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twiga21 | 1/26/2014

    " Uplifting and makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liberty | 1/24/2014

    " A laugh out loud book that shows us that celebs are just normal people too who deal with the same struggles we do just in a more glamorous way :) A truly inspiring book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jggriffin8 | 1/13/2014

    " Fun read-and gives ideas to thinking differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/12/2014

    " Great book. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 1/10/2014

    " Very repetitive, I didn't even finish it and I hate not finishing books. Maybe her first one would have been better... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 1/9/2014

    " Easy to listen to "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal Hansen | 12/30/2013

    " I thought this one was better then her first one. All about finding the best person that she can be. She seemed to be really honest in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 .tiffany Northrup | 12/17/2013

    " Seriously if I wanted to read a political rant then I would've bought a different book!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny Garone | 12/8/2013

    " Some people, at particular stages in their lives, might be able to take a lot away from this book. I wanted to, but it just wasn't there for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 11/27/2013

    " This book covers the time in Ms. Bertanelli's life after she reached her weight loss goal, while she was attempting to begin maintenance. The focus is truly on the maintenance where her first book had alot more about her life in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri Nelson | 6/11/2013

    " Valerie show that life can go on and move forward. It's not always easy, but she tells how she couldn't help herself without God and sharing your beliefs can open up doors for other people. In the end nothing can be accomplished without His Grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madalene | 5/14/2013

    " I liked this book better than her first one. In fact, I feel inspired in a few ways, including using more will power and losing four pounds :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 12/11/2012

    " I didn't realize when I started it but I read this at a time when I really needed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 12/4/2012

    " Easy read -but slightly disappointed - first book was a little bit better. I would lose 10 pounds as well and get in bikini shape if I had a personal trainer as well "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura Jacoby | 10/18/2012

    " I loved Valerie's first book, and I wanted to like this one, but I found it to be unstructured and well...boring. Sorry Valerie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Elmore | 6/28/2012

    " Listened to this on CD. Great and motivating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 4/5/2012

    " I'm always interested in people's stories and Valerie's is pretty good. Some of her "a-ha" moments are one's I found a long time ago, but it's a pretty good read. She is a little wordy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/18/2012

    " This is a frivolous memoir written after the success of her first book about her journey in losing weight. I could not get interested in reading about her trying to have "the sex talk" with her son. It is entertaining and still inspirational but just barely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki Li | 12/24/2011

    " Very inspiring. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Kenter | 11/17/2011

    " Such an everyday person! Great follow up to her first book! Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 8/28/2011

    " Funny. Insightful. I'm not even on a diet and I could relate to her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 8/21/2011

    " Not just about maintaining weight loss but about finding spirituality and dealing with a teenage son. Very nicely written and engages the reader from page one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peebee | 8/5/2011

    " Not as good as her first one, Losing It: And Gaining My Life..., but still worth reading if you like Valerie Bertinelli and care about her recent journey to lose weight in the public eye. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 5/16/2011

    " Not just about maintaining weight loss but about finding spirituality and dealing with a teenage son. Very nicely written and engages the reader from page one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 2/26/2011

    " Includes more of the internal journey of her current approach to food than the external. Conversational style;as if you catching up with an old friend. Motivating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jggriffin8 | 1/26/2011

    " Fun read-and gives ideas to thinking differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 1/16/2011

    " I thought this one was better then her first one. All about finding the best person that she can be. She seemed to be really honest in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sio | 7/18/2010

    " I really enjoyed this second book from Valerie Bertinelli. I'm in "maintenance" mode myself after having lost 50-odd pounds in the last couple of years, and what she's gone through really spoke to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci | 5/23/2010

    " better than her first one -more about who she is than what she's done "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madalene | 4/27/2010

    " I liked this book better than her first one. In fact, I feel inspired in a few ways, including using more will power and losing four pounds :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaina | 4/19/2010

    " seems great so far, I love the way she writes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 3/7/2010

    " Very repetitive, I didn't even finish it and I hate not finishing books. Maybe her first one would have been better... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 3/5/2010

    " Funny. Insightful. I'm not even on a diet and I could relate to her. "

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