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I grew up watching the show “One Day at a Time” and I adored Valerie Bertinelli. She was THE child star – glamourous yet seemingly relatable.
Fans watched her acting career bloom followed by her marriage to Eddie Van Halen, her personal struggles with her weight and the inner fight to be the person everyone wanted her to be.
Synopsis: 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 in 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.
This book is a beautiful look at the girl she was and the woman she has become. She delicately chronicles the wonderful and the hard including her career, her life with her husband (and legend) Eddie, their son and the dream of watching them perform together on stage. After losing her parents, losing Eddie and making the decision “Enough Already”, she began to find peace within. If you are a fan of hers or memoirs in general, be sure to pick this one up!
Side Note: Can I please look that gorgeous at 60?! I will also take her incredible cooking skills, please.
Thank you, Partner BiblioLifestyle and William Morrow for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Enough Already was published on January 18, 2022.