Losing It

Losing It

And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at A Time

Book - 2008
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The actress recalls the challenges of maintaining a healthy self-image while coping with the stress of celebrity, her twenty-year marriage to rock star Eddie Van Halen, her battle with depression and weight, motherhood, and her determination to take control of her own life.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416568186
1416568182
Branch Call Number: 92 B4622 2008
Characteristics: viii, 277 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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LovelyBouquet
Apr 02, 2016

This book is an easy read. Valerie glosses over her life talking about her eating, marriage, family, and work. Not full of details in any particular matter that she is going through. She does have a good sense of humor about her charmed life. I enjoyed it.

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BlueEyesMama16
Nov 24, 2015

I imagine it is quite a struggle to grow up--or just BE--in the spotlight, no matter what media it is. I watched nearly every episode of the show One Day At A Time, & feel that all of the cast were very brilliant & contributed much to their part of the show. I would have liked to have met all of the cast members. Valerie certainly seems an inspiration & I wish her many years of success. Hot In Cleveland has become one of my favorite shows as well. God bless her! I look forward to reading her 2nd book as well. She writes very well & makes you want to read it!

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BennettHayes
Jun 22, 2015

I had a crush on Valerie as a young boy and find I still do. She was a fine girl and is a nice woman. Talks about her childhood an getting into commercials and acting, her insecurities with her body, eating disorders, weight problems, her marriage and adventures with Edward Van Halen before and after. I think women can learn from this book. There is a little bit more or less or Valerie in all women. This books helped me as a man to better understand the psyche of women.

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SuzanneMHC
Sep 11, 2012

Good book to read from beginning to end.

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Blueeyetea
Feb 19, 2010

I thought this book was about her weight loss (as suggested by the title), but it's really her biography, centered around her marriage.

It's alright.

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