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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (896 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valerie Frankel Narrator: Marie Caliendo Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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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.

Yes, she lost 20 pounds and two dress sizes along the way - without dieting a single day. But more than that, she's come out on the other side, loving her body, herself, and finally being free.

Thin Is the New Happy is a hilarious, unflinching, self-deprecating, and joy-filled memoir for every woman who has ever felt good or bad about herself based on how she looks. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 2/18/2014

    " Really good. If you've ever had "issues" or know people who have...you'll relate to this memoir. And really, Stacy London shows up (and is a close friend of the author), so how can you not love it? A quick read, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 2/13/2014

    " This was an ok read for me. It is not something I would read again. There were parts that made me think/remember things about my own life but nothing that made me think differently about food. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 2/8/2014

    " The author is so obsessed with her weight I want to shake her! All women do at some point, but come one! It is an all day thing with her. Besides that, her narrative was snarky and kind of witty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Harrington | 2/3/2014

    " Amen, sista! Laughed and nodded my head too many times to count. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/31/2014

    " Valerie Frankel does a great job of highlighting the effects that body image has on our lives. It is not enough to just say that you are going to lose weight, you need to start by making changes from the inside out. Anybody who has ever struggled with weight issues will find a part of themselves in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Mcpherson | 1/27/2014

    " I can totally relate to this! "

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

    " We all struggle. She crystallizes what goes on in our psyches that eat us alive. And in the end, what triumphs is the acceptance and forgiveness that ensues from all that mind churning process to resolve a roller coaster of an issue that really doesn't start in the physical or satanic influence of billboards and fainting supermodels. It really is all about what starts at home... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Janzen | 1/22/2014

    " Verified that yes, it's all my mothers fault :o) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/16/2014

    " Frankel grew up in the same NJ town as me and went to high school with my older siblings. The accounts of the mean junior high kids totally hit home. I liked this book -- really interesting reading about someone's struggles with weight and how they made peace with their (thinner) body. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen M. | 1/5/2014

    " Excellent book. This is a must-read for anyone who has struggled with body image issues. Enlightening! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/28/2013

    " This is an interesting memoir about body image and did hold my attention throughout, nothing ground breaking but perhaps stuff you need to remind yourself. I did enjoy the parts about how to redesign your wardrobe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/8/2013

    " Could definitely relate to the weight issues; not the family issues. A good memoir about how body image can control your life if you let it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 12/8/2013

    " Great read! Frankel's brutal honesty is amazing. Anyone that has suffered from poor body image (what woman hasn't) can relate to her struggles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 11/25/2013

    " I very much related to this woman's experience, not in every detail perhaps, but I think her experience may be common to many women in our society. I hope that I can accomplish the goal of coming to peace with my body and my appearance, and begin to care for it with love instead of criticism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/31/2013

    " Love this book!! It inspired me to take a look at how I view myself and my diet mentality. Love Ms. Frankel's smart ass style of writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/27/2013

    " This book has begun a new journey for me. I will be joining a gym, I will be stopping freaking out about every bite that enters my mouth and I will be buying this book. Loved it and should be read by every woman out there! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/9/2012

    " Not a super funny book, but an interesting read. Makes you think about your own issues with weight and body image. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 1/1/2012

    " I loved this. This book was so insightful about body image and what's important in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this memoir and reading about how the author overcame her issues with body image. Any woman can relate to the author's struggle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 9/12/2010

    " Memoir as well as insightful social commentary. If you've ever looked in the mirror and been unhappy with your reflection, you will appreciate this funny, well-written book. The author is a writer of some renown on the magazine circuit as well as in many other genres. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/19/2009

    " Very honest autobiography of the author's battle against her weight since her pre teen years. A light read and a true but sad indication of how women view their bodies and aspire to be thinner - with the thought that being thin equates to happiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 1/29/2009

    " This is a quick, fun read which I could sadly relate to in parts... I found some of the book LOL funny, but other parts I felt like the author just belabored. The whole bit on her experience with Stacy London was just too long and too much. But overall, an enjoyable read that I'd recommend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Breonne | 1/5/2009

    " Didn't care much for the language. Lots of swearing and crude comments. Couldn't make past chapter 4 or so. "

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