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Enough Already - Valerie Bertinellli (50) #EarlyReview

  • ASIN: ‎ B08NWSKQR1
  • Publisher: ‎ Mariner Books (January 18, 2022)
  • Print: ‎ 304 pages




Beloved actress and New York Times best-selling author Valerie Bertinelli returns with a heartfelt look at turning sixty, the futility of finding happiness in numbers on a scale, learning to love herself the way she is today, and tips for a healthier outlook on life.

Valerie Bertinelli shares an inspiring blueprint that offers women in midlife support and hope. She shares personal stories that many women will relate to from her past decade: hitting her fifties, taking care of her dying mother, the evolving relationship with her husband, a career change, her relationship with food, and the battle to believe in herself as she is.

Despite her success receiving Emmys for her Food Network show and critical praise for her books and cookbook, Bertinelli still judged herself harshly if she gained a pound or showed too many wrinkles. But after her mother died, she found an old recipe box with notes of the strong women that came before her, reminding her that she has to find out who she is and take care of herself. Saying, “enough already!” Bertinelli set out on a journey to love herself and see that perfection is not the goal; it’s the joy we can find every day in our lives, our loved ones, and the food we share. Recipes and advice will be sprinkled throughout the book.


VALERIE BERTINELLI is an actress and TV personality, best known for starring in the 70’s sitcom One Day at a Time. She now hosts the Emmy Award–winning Food Network show Valerie’s Home Cooking as well as Kids Baking Championship. She is the author of Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time, and the follow-up Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge, as well as Valerie’s Home Cooking and One Dish at a Time.



REVIEW:
Been a big fan of Valerie Bertinelli's since the days of One Day At A Time. I grew up watching that show. When I saw this book was coming out, I jumped at the chance to read it. I've always wanted to know more about the lady behind the actor.
WOW!
You think you know someone while watching their lives played out on tv, movies and mainstream media, but after reading her story, you learn you don't know anything at all.
This book was so eye-opening in more ways than one. 
Her relationships with her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen and son Wolfgang are powerful to witness, even on the sidelines. The love she has for these two humans is incomparable to anything else. You feel the emotion throughout.
I literally bawled like a baby when she wrote about Eddie's passing. I felt like I lost someone in that moment, it was so profound.
As if I wasn't a fan already, she maximized the fandom with her honesty, love and compassion. What a great read!!


5/5




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  1. I've been a fan of hers since ODAAT too. After reading your review, I want to read her books.

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    1. This was a fantastic read!! Just witnessing the relationship between her and Eddie was beautiful. Man, I laughed and cried. I hope you read it and it does the same for you!

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