The Latina superstar shares the impossible true story of her fight to realize her dreams in this powerful memoir and inspirational guide filled with hard-earned, heartfelt advice for all women striving for independence.The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues is the remarkable story of Rosie Mercado’s journey from helplessness to becoming a model, life coach, and daytime celebrity and one of the “top 25 most powerful Latinas” (People). But as Rosie reveals, that success came after years of pain.
When Rosie was only nineteen, her husband and the father of her newborn walked out with no warning. With no college degree, no career, and an addiction to emotional eating, Rosie was overwhelmed. How could she take care of a child when she could barely care for herself? Yet despite her lack of self-confidence, the courageous young woman rose from the ashes—only to fall again . . . and again. The journey included three husbands, three divorces, three children, and years of abuse, infidelity, broken promises, and sleepless nights. Rosie's life was anything but easy, especially when her weight ballooned to 400 pounds. Yet she never, ever gave up. When one door closed in her face, she picked herself up and knocked on another one. Despite the pain, the rejection, and the disappointment, there were small victories and successes. Each one gave her the strength to keep on going. Eventually, she found the courage to take control of her life, lost 240 pounds, and found the life she’s always wanted.
Hers is a story of survival and triumph you will never forget.
For women who feel trapped, isolated, fat, ugly, invisible, or less than; for the motivated, girl-boss, bad bit*h, champions out there, The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues unfolds with raw honesty, courage, and hope.
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About the Author
Rosie Mercado is a bilingual Latina model, certified life coach, and former co-host on the talk show Face the Truth, which is produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions. She also guest-hosts and is a correspondent for leading Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision, as well as on the Emmy-award winning Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their children.