Never Say Never

Never Say Never

Finding A Life That Fits

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Baker & Taylor
The popular actress, producer and talk-show host documents the story of her life, providing coverage of topics ranging from the sexual abuse she endured in childhood and her struggles with weight to her views on alternative childbirth and her challenges as a single parent. By the author of Your Best Birth. 75,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Ricki Lake’s life has been a series of rebirths—from fat to skinny, married to divorced, rich to poor, and more. In her intimate, bold, and relatable book, Ricki shows us how her unique life in the spotlight offers wisdom to anyone who has ever struggled in her own skin. She takes us behind the scenes of her troubled childhood—filled with food issues, abuse, and an unabashed yearning for a better life outside her suburban home. She pulls back the curtain on her talk show and her early days as a “fat actress,” and she shows how she reinvented herself as an author, filmmaker, and much beloved finalist on Dancing with the Stars. Ricki weathered near bankruptcy and an extremely difficult divorce, but, as she writes, life always hands you the unexpected—so you should never say never. By trusting her gut and following her heart, Ricki Lake turned an unconventional life into an unparalleled triumph, and this memoir stands as a hopeful, hilarious, and honest exploration of how any woman can do the same.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451627183
Characteristics: xix, 282 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DiLiberto, Rebecca


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Jun 07, 2012

I enjoy biographical books, and Ricki definitely doesn't hold back in this book. It was interesting enough to finish reading, but found myself rolling my eyes a bit. To be diplomatic, let's just say I don't really agree with her philosophies on life--but you might, so give it a read.


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