23 Apr 2011

Book Review - Losing It by Valerie Bertinelli

Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time
Number of Pages :  288

Publisher :  Free Press

My Review - 8 out of 10

Valerie Bertinelli, then: bubbly sitcom star and America's Sweetheart turned tabloid headline and rock star wife. Now: actress, single working mother of teenage rock star, and weight-loss inspiration to millions.

We all knew and loved Valerie Bertinelli years ago when she was girl-next-door cutie Barbara Cooper in the hit TV show One Day at a Time, and more recently when she starred in numerous TV movies and co-starred in Touched by an Angel. From wholesome prime time in America's living rooms, Valerie moved to late nights with the hardest-partying band of the decadent eighties when she became, at twenty, wife to rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Losing It is Valerie's frank account of her life backstage and in the spotlight: the ups and downs of teen stardom, her complicated marriage to a brilliant, tormented musical genius, the joys of motherhood, and her very public struggle with her weight.

Surprising, uplifting, and empowering, Losing It chronicles Valerie's journey as she finds new love, raises a terrific kid, and motivates other women to take back their lives.

This was a great book and definately very interesting to read about the highs and lows of her life although I had initially bought it thinking it was more about weight loss, which it does have in the book but this was definately more of a biography...

For a more detailed review, please see below.....

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Karen and Gerard said...

Gerard read this book too and liked it. Here's a link to his review of it if you are interested:

I used to like watching her on both "One Day At A Time" and "Touched By An Angel."