Thin Is the New Happy 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… Thin Is the New Happy 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
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