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Never Say Never: Finding a Life That Fits Hardcover – April 17, 2012
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"A sometimes-humorous, self-reflective chronicle of a triumphant journey through a troublesome childhood, chaotic young adulthood and fulfilled middle age." —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Ricki Lake is an actress, television host, and the executive producer of the documentary, The Business of Being Born. She is also the author of Your Best Birth. She lives with her two sons in Los Angeles.
Top customer reviews
This book is not a 'woe-is-me pity party'. This is the real Ricki Lake that I for one, could identify with. At end of the book are several photos of Ricki through the years...from an adorable little girl to a stunning lovely woman just recently married. May your years together continue to bring you health, happiness and love.
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Ricki Lake through this book.
I loved so much about the book but a few points that stick out most to me include:
Her honesty with her body image and weight struggle, even as it continues today, is so relatable to anyone out there who struggles with their weight. It was sad to read how much time she spent hating her image and living in denial. But it was so powerful to read how once she got her weight under control, she gained so much more which ultimately gave her the freedom to truly accept herself, flaws and all. And this paved the way for Ricki to ultimately meet and fall in love with someone who could properly support, shelter, love and adore her just as she is.
It was so powerful to read- and feel- the transformation Ricki made when she stopped identifying herself only by her weight. Putting her focus and attention on the birth movement was incredible and had she not moved beyond the fat girl image she had for most of her life, the world would have been deprived. It was fascinating to read about her first experience giving birth and then to read about her second experience and then to see how that informed and ignited Ricki to make sure all women everywhere knew their birthing options. (As an aside, I watched the Business of Being Born and loved it!)
I loved the humor and realness throughout the book. Recognizing her judgmental tendencies and shallowness in certain situations made me laugh out loud. Things like the email break up from someone she had gone on two dates with, that has had over 500 dramatic readings since, caused me to take a picture of that paragraph and email it to my sister. Honestly, all Ricki's experiences with online dating were laugh out loud funny. And the way she was able to poke fun at herself made it that much more enjoyable!
I've always found Ricki Lake to be relatable and this book reinforces that. I really liked the book and found it hard to put it down. It's a fun and easy read and inspirational to see how hard she worked and continues to work to keep herself relevant and in the game.
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