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Finding It: And Finally Satisfying My Hunger for Life

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Enjoyable read

In her new book "Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge," a follow-up to her bestselling memoir "Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time," Valerie Bertinelli intimately details her life after the release of her first boo...
In her new book "Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge," a follow-up to her bestselling memoir "Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time," Valerie Bertinelli intimately details her life after the release of her first book. Throughout the chapters, her writing is light and humorous which provides for one entertaining read. We learn about her teenage son Wolfie who tours with his rock star father Eddie Van Halen, gets his first serious girlfriend, and has trouble passing the driver's license test. Then there's Tom, Valerie's boyfriend who has four children of his own and whose witty commentary Bertinelli quotes throughout the book. However, obviously the most interesting character is Valerie herself. Despite her Hollywood stardom, Bertinelli comes across as very down-to-earth. She struggles with maintaining her weight, worrying about her teenage son, and becoming exhausted from all the errands. While writing candidly about her life-so much that I often felt like I was reading her diary, Valerie also discusses her belief-system and the quest to stay optimistic. Before each chapter, Bertinelli even includes a "Notes to Myself" section which lists her thoughts, and often includes inspirational quotations. In addition to being a memoir of Valerie's current life, this book has the bonus of functioning like a self-help book for others out there who are also struggling with a positive self-image and regrets from the past (Valerie's include spending too much time in her miserable marriage, failing to get an education, and allowing herself to gain weight in the first place), while dealing with the present. Overall, I found this book to be a solid read and something I would recommend to not only Valerie's fans, but women in general as well as men who are having trouble understanding their wives.

posted by Alla_S on October 13, 2009

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Valerie Bertinelli's new book

I purchased Valerie Bertinelli's book, 'Finding It', thinking it might be an enlightening book & approach on weight loss & life afterwards. I was sadly disappointed, when she jumped into the political spectrum, not once or twice, but repeatedly. I did not buy her book...
I purchased Valerie Bertinelli's book, 'Finding It', thinking it might be an enlightening book & approach on weight loss & life afterwards. I was sadly disappointed, when she jumped into the political spectrum, not once or twice, but repeatedly. I did not buy her book to have her politically preach her political sentiments to me. I certainly don't shove my political views on her or anyone else! Leave the political bashing at home, Valerie! Bertinelli's book proved she's just another liberal, Bush bashing democrat actor! Her book didn't provide any enlightening toward weight loss or anything else, for that matter! Bertinelli's book went into the dumpster, instead!

posted by 2210141 on November 14, 2009

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  • Posted November 4, 2009

    Huh?

    Enjoying the book but had to comment. She compares surviving 8 years with President Bush being President to having faith in her sons driving. Quite the literary stretch. We get it Valerie. Your a Hollywood Democrat and found a way to tell us.

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