Ruby's Diary

Ruby's Diary

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by Ruby Gettinger
     
 

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Ruby Gettinger, the endearing and beloved star of The Style Network's hit reality show Ruby, reveals the most private aspects of her life-altering journey to conquer morbid obesity and to attain health and happiness in this inspirational book based on her personal diary

From the debut of The Style Network's number one reality

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Ruby Gettinger, the endearing and beloved star of The Style Network's hit reality show Ruby, reveals the most private aspects of her life-altering journey to conquer morbid obesity and to attain health and happiness in this inspirational book based on her personal diary

From the debut of The Style Network's number one reality show Ruby, viewers fell in love with its sweet and spirited Southern star, and remain mesmerized by her public mission to overcome her inner conflicts and win her ongoing battle with weight.

At her heaviest, Ruby weighed more than 700 pounds. Although she wasn't quite sure how she got to this point—or why—one thing was clear: it was killing her. Her doctor warned that her diabetes was raging out of control and that she could die at any moment. Vowing to change her life to save it, Ruby made a genuine commitment to uncover all of the underlying physical and psychological causes of her food addiction—an act of courage that has helped her lose nearly 400 pounds so far! To support her on this difficult path, Ruby has kept a journal of her experiences, including intimate reflections, surprising discoveries, and current fears, hopes, and dreams, many of which she shares here.

Filled with honesty, optimism, and classic "Rubyisms" as well as revealing insights from her friends, family, and team of experts, Ruby's Diary is a remarkable record of one determined woman's complex challenges and her many laudable achievements. Ruby's perseverance is not only an example to all those battling their own weight and addiction issues, it is an example to all those grappling with personal obstacles of any kind. Anyone not in love with Ruby just hasn't met her yet!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061985973
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/08/2009
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
922 KB

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Ruby's Diary: Reflections on All I've Lost and Gained 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruby is amazing! I am only a little overweight, I don't live in the south or have the same religious background as Ruby, but I have so much in common with her and that's because she is a Real person we can all relate to! She's funny, inspirational, just plain human... and yet so extraordinary! I recently started watching her show and I'm so happy to have happened upon her book! As I read, I could just hear her voice! If you get to know her through her show or her book you'll likely realize why, and see the many ways, she touches lives. For example, in one of her shows she said something to the effect that she was willing to face the uncomfortable to get where she needs to go. Those words ring through me as I face challenges in my life. I am just in love with RUBY!! You go girl!
0Betsy More than 1 year ago
Ruby's diary is inspiring. It is a quick read, but it has some very deep, inward reflective moments for the reader. It is very motivating considering Ruby's story. If you keep an open mind when you read it you will get a lot out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading. Very inspirational and enjoyable!!
cgarcia More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's an easy read. What I liked about it the most is that I was able to relate A LOT to Ruby. It felt good to know that I'm not the only one feeling this way. My struggle is minor compared to Ruby's, so if she can lose hundreds of pounds, I should be able to lose ten, and keep them off. Our situations are very different, and we both live VERY different lifestyles. Even so, not being at your desired weight comes with a lot of the same thinking. It's a nice, quick read :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg l remember Ruby! I used to watch her show all the time!! She is soo inspiring!! Love you sweet girl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read for a smile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love u Ruby!! Very inspirational. She has a big heart that she wears on her sleeve. Keep up the awesome work.
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All this woman does is whine! Isn't it obvious she was sexually abused? THAT'S is why she can't remember her childhood! Every time I hear her voice I cringe. NOT a book for the faint of heart...awful awful awful!!!