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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,705 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valerie Bertinelli Narrator: Valerie Bertinelli Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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America's Sweetheart turned working mother gives a frank and inspiring account of her life backstage and in the spotlight.

We all knew and loved Valerie Bertinelli years ago when she played the girl-next-door cutie, Barbara Cooper, in the hit TV show One Day at a Time. From wholesome primetime in America's living rooms, Valerie moved to late nights with the hardest partying band of the decadent 80s when she married rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen at the age of 20. Here are the ups and downs of teen stardom, of her complicated marriage, and of her very public struggle with weight.

Surprising, uplifting, and empowering, Losing It takes you behind the scenes in Valerie's acting career and marriage. Despite Valerie's celebrity, her voice is so down-to-earth, honest, and appealing that you'll feel as if you're talking with a girlfriend over coffee. Funny and candid, Valerie recounts her attempts to maintain a healthy self-image while dealing with social pressures to look and act a certain way, and to overcome career insecurities and relationship problems familiar to the millions of women who struggle every day with these same issues.

From marital turmoil to the joys of a new career, from being named among Penthouse's ten sexiest women in the world to overhearing whispers about her weight gain in the grocery store, this is Valerie's inspiring journey as she finds new love, raises a terrific kid, and motivates other women as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig.

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dede Bartow | 2/18/2014

    " What can I say? I work for Jenny Craig and she is our spokesperson. I was tired of all my clients asking me if I had read her book. Now I can say I have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanee | 2/16/2014

    " This was an ok read. Probably never would have read it if she hadn't been married to Eddie Van Halen, but it was interesting. I thought overall she spent too much time talking about her weight obsession, but that WAS the whole point of the book, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sky | 2/15/2014

    " This book went fast. I was a big fan of "One Day at A Time" when I was a kid so it was really interesting to hear the behind the scenes scoop on Valerie's life as an actress on the show. Wow! Things were a lot different than I had imagined. I was also a Van Halen fan and so to get to hear what their lives were like was like getting to be a fly on the wall at something I'd always wondered about. She is so cool and honest and not full of herself. You can't help but like her and respect her after reading this book. It may also give people who have body issues or body image issues some help with what they are going through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annette Walker | 2/2/2014

    " I think this was one of those books that I happened to be reading at the right point in my life. I could relate to a lot of her struggles. I have found that since I started reading it I am having an easier time saying no to bad foods or putting the bag down sooner. Hopefully Valerie has motivated me to lose my "unhappy marriage eating" pounds too! The writing flows very smoothly, an easy read. "

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