Thin Is the New Happy (2008) Considering her mother screamed and even cried when her daughter overate, it's no wonder Valerie Frankel struggled for decades with various body-image issues. But to… 2008-09-02 Memoir Nonfiction St. Martin's Press
Book Review

Thin Is the New Happy (2008)

Thin Is the New Happy | THIN IS IN Frankel's funny tale isn't too heavy
THIN IS IN Frankel's funny tale isn't too heavy
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 02, 2008; Writer: Valerie Frankel; Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction; Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Considering her mother screamed and even cried when her daughter overate, it's no wonder Valerie Frankel struggled for decades with various body-image issues. But to her credit, Thin Is the New Happy is neither an indictment of her mother nor a gushfest on learning to love one's belly bulge. Rather, it's a gritty, funny tale about one woman's quest to jettison a lifetime's worth of hang-ups, not to mention a closet full of Old Navy duds. A-

Originally posted Sep 05, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints