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With extremely salty language on par with what you might hear in a 50 Cent song, Alley has penned a self-deprecating Hollywood tell-all in the disguise of "note-to-self"-style diary entries. With many apologies to Bridget Jones, we learn that Alley is a former cocaine addict who once participated in the snorting of a six-foot-long trail of powder at a party. (She's says she's currently a Scientologist and credits L. Ron Hubbard with curing her of her narcotic addiction, as well as her issues with food.) We also learn--for better or worse--that she has the hots for John Travolta, Kid Rock, and Ben Affleck, and that she blames her weight gain for a super-extended period of unplanned celibacy.
As crass as she is (she kisses and tells, even including the sordid details of her losing her virginity in the front seat of a Chevy Impala), it's hard not to feel sympathetic for Alley. She admits that following a miscarriage in her third month of pregnancy and subsequent diagnosis of infertilitywhich were also broadcast in the tabloids--her weight started ballooning. And as much as she dishes about Hollywood actors such as Tim Matheson (of Animal House fame), she has the decency to leave Parker Stevenson, her ex-husband and father of their two adopted children, out of the gossiping. Even so, overall, this feels like a strangely extended endorsement of Dianetics. --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It's a fun and entertaining read. There were a few times I couldn't put it down.
Kirstie (rhymes with thirsty) has led one heck of a life!
The book is short and sweet, It is more a compilation of her take on funny stories that happened throughout her life than it is an actual weight loss book. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Ruth Strange
I was very disappointed in this little book. The title leads one to believe that it will be a journey through Kirstie's public battle with weight. Read morePublished on February 22, 2010 by Terri M
I have always loved and admired Kirstie in everything I have ever seen her in. I expected a thoroughly honest and entertaining book and feel like I got neither. Read morePublished on August 10, 2008 by Jenni
"What you see is what you get" with Kirstie Alley! This quick-read will make you laugh and realize that, celebrity or not, we all face the same dilemmas. Read morePublished on August 31, 2007 by DENISE DITRANI
Cute, just as Kirstie. There is no diet information in this book. Just Kirstie accepting her size. It was good and I enjoyed it. I think acceptance is what this book is about.Published on August 23, 2007 by N. Reedy
Kirstie Alley's How to Lose Your Butt and Regain Your Life is in no way shape or form a diet book. It's not really a story about how Kirstie regained her life, unless you count her... Read morePublished on February 3, 2007 by K. Hinton