Before I read this book, I had never had any contact with the Barbi Twins. I truly enjoyed reading the book. The book is an honest, revealing, and painful story of two decent and beautiful (inside and out) human beings caught in the trap of Hollywood. I also found the book informative from nutritional point of view, practical-for recipe suggestions, eye opening-for our generation X, and quite a helpful as a tool for anyone suffering from overeating, obesity, bulimia, anorexia and from any other eating disorder. Last, but not least, I found the book-from the standpoint of spirituality and transformation to wholeness-quite uplifting. It is a powerful gift to all human beings, especially women and our younger generation. -- Mimi T. Salamat, Ph.D., FAAA, CCC-A Faculty, Department of Communication Disorders Texas Tech University
I remember the first time we ran a story on the Barbi Twins. I could not believe the response: my voicemail was completely full the next day with calls from all around the world. Everyone wanted to know what else the twins were up to. Well, here's your answer-their health and fitness book! -- Barry Nugent, producer, E! Entertainment Television
One of the things that I love most about Shane and Sia is their sense of humor. The fact that they do not take themselves seriously certainly adds to their appeal. I believe their sense of humor has helped them overcome their life obstacles. I love the twins and have enjoyed reading their fabulous book. -- Greg Gorman, internationally-renowned celebrity photographer
Shane and Sia Barbi are the most popular international pin-ups, and they are a source of fascination to men around the world. Now they're also a source of inspiration to women with this incredible book. After their honest battle, the remarkable Barbi Twins are the best standard bearers for positive living. -- Mike Parker, Direcor of Headline News, Los Angeles
This book is about the secret of recovery; looking good is the result of being healthy. Sia and Shane share with us what their decision to 'go for health' meant to them, and document their struggle to achieve spiritual balance and self-acceptance. There is also lots of down-to-earth, practical information and suggestions for anyone suffering from an eating disorder. -- Joan Mardell, M.A., M.F.C.C., therapist and expert on eating disorders
From the Publisher
This creative and original book identifies and explains solutions to healthy livingemotionally, physically and intellectually. Although the drama in Shane and Sia Barbis' lives is material for any juicy movie-of-the-week-this book is not an autobiography of the Barbi Twins.
Sia combines the irony of Woody Allen and the rebelliousness of Madonna with the conviction of Oprah. As you'll see for yourself as you turn the pages, her charisma truly brings this book to life.
Sia Barbi shares her experience, strength and hope with others who suffer from eating disorders, or whose search for the perfect diet or the perfect body has left them unfulfilled. However, if this book merely catalogued the sterile scientific research of a diet expert or chronicled the spiritual recovery of a lost soul, it would be precious, but not unique. What sets this book apart is the breakthrough perspective of its author-Sia Barbi-and her unique health and fitness solutions.
Sia not only researched and documented these solutions; along with her identical twin sister, she LIVED them. In her own words, Sia recounts the food addiction and recovery she shared with her sister Shane. Although the scary diet stories are just that-the solutions will inspire you to follow your heart and trust your soul.
Rarely do our superstars chose to share intimate details of their lives and challenge the stereotypes which molded their fame. With courage and conviction, Sia shatters the myth that beauty is the ultimate virtue of a woman.
Sia predominantly writes about women accepting themselves and each other. However, she also believes it is possible for all humanity to practice acceptance-that is why her story must be told.
Why do these experiences matter to you, the Reader? By exposing her private life and revealing her journey, the Sia will guide you on your own exceptional path-to becoming an extraordinary human being.