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Elizabeth Takes Off: ON WEIGHT GAIN, WEIGHT LOSS SELF-IMAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM.Even movie stars are human enough to gain weight, then lose it, only to put on more than ever before. But for them the consequences are all the more devastating. When it happened to Elizabeth Taylor, it was in the glare of media bulbs and the unblinking public eye. When she finally looked hard at hElizabeth Takes Off: ON WEIGHT GAIN, WEIGHT LOSS SELF-IMAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM.Even movie stars are human enough to gain weight, then lose it, only to put on more than ever before. But for them the consequences are all the more devastating. When it happened to Elizabeth Taylor, it was in the glare of media bulbs and the unblinking public eye. When she finally looked hard at herself in the mirror, she said, "I could not believe what I had become." In this frank, compelling account, Elizabeth tells what it was like to go from screen goddess to downright fat, before her own horrified eyes. She talks about this life's wear and tear that drove her to eating extremes and about the unforgiving eye cast upon her by friends and fans alike. By turns poignant and funny- "Oh no, Great White Whale," she says to herself at one point, mid-diet, on her way to the refrigerator Elizabeth is as honest as those who know and admire her would expect her to be. In this very personal account, she takes a hard, long look at the role self-esteem has played in her own life. She examines our weight obsessed era and the ramifications it has on someone who goes from one glorious extreme to its opposite. And she reveals the courage and perseverance it took to turn herself around-to climb to even greater glory than before. Elizabeth Taylor's triumph is, as she puts it, "a victory for anyone who has ever lost their self-image and self-esteem," and she generously shares what she's learned-including her personal diet and exercise system and invaluable weight-loss tips-to encourage others to achieve the joy and redoubtable energy that come with winning back your self-esteem....

Title : Elizabeth Takes Off
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ISBN : 9780425112670
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Elizabeth Takes Off Reviews

  • Katie
    2018-11-29 07:12

    So good.

  • Bookworm Erica
    2018-11-18 07:20

    Even though I got the wrong book this one was entertaining to say the least lol she definitely didn't mind calling a fatty a fatty....especially if that fatty was her. The first half the book was memoirish so that was nice. I didn't read every single recipe lol steak with peanut butter on it?@ I still can't wrap my mind around that one.

  • Kricket
    2018-12-07 05:20

    my dear friend sara recommended this book to me after i expressed delight at the made-for-tv film "liz & dick" featuring lindsay lohan. indeed, i spent many happy minutes poring over the recipes in this book, which are filled with mayonnaise and artificial sweetener. also hamburger on toast with peanut butter (!!!!).here is a good article to read in conjunction with this book:http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/08/the-l...i had to kind of skim through liz actually writing about her weight throughout her life to find fun tidbits like her talent for predicting horrible accidents. also the pictures are really fun.

  • Marissa Morrison
    2018-11-27 06:17

    I suspect that Elizabeth Taylor's being so beautiful took a lot of pressure off her to be interesting. She sounds like a regular woman you might know who has recently lost some weight and has some tips to share.There were a few memorable statements in this book: "My sense of right and wrong make it very difficult for me to have an affair.""I've never thought of myself as beautiful." "I loved every second of puberty." Most curious of all, in each of her steak and hamburger recipes Taylor recommends topping the meat with a layer of peanut butter.

  • karinajean
    2018-12-04 09:34

    this was about 2/3 autobiography complete with glossy photos, and 1/3 diet advice and terrible recipe book. I really enjoyed it, I didn't know anything about Liz before and she really comes across as a warm, glowing, wonderful person. Also because she's done so much addiction recovery work she's hugely honest about why she abused food, which was interesting and a big surprise.

  • CJ
    2018-11-23 03:11

    I ordered this book from Paperback Swap shortly after Ms. Taylor died. I guess I was looking for a biography or something that would talk about her incredible life. What I got was a lecture about how if you eat too much you disappear into suet + recipes for her favorite diet foods. Not interested.

  • Joanne
    2018-11-27 10:19

    I always knew I had an affinity with Elizabeth Taylor! Her advice and experience spoke directly to me. She definately knows what she is talking about. Will put it into practice now. Thanks E.P. (R.I.P.)

  • Linda
    2018-11-19 10:27

    Her struggle with weight and how she lost 50 lbs (plus recipes.)