After 40 years of trying to find happiness at the bottom of a bag of potato chips, author Dana Goldstein finally snapped. A lifetime of diets, denial, and bad relationship choices caused her weight to rise and fall, and challenged her confidence. Once she was in her 40s, Dana realized that “HELL, YES!” people liked who she was, that she no longer had to listen to the hurtful words of others and that her weight issues were tied to emotions.
What started as an autobiography vilifying those who had tried to crush her dreams or tell her she deserved less in life, turned into an examination of her relationship with food. Dana has some great stories to tell around her experiences with food: her great-grandmother’s hidden candy stash; her Italian adventure with ordering off-menu; her successful weight loss while in a horrible relationship; her inability to stop eating her own fresh-baked cookies.
Join Dana on her journey through all the bad habits, culinary delights, and triumphs that tell the story of her life so far.
What an amazing story, that gripped me from end to end. Her writing style is so authentic and her journey navigating complex family and weight issues, right from a little girl to adult. So full of love and admiration for you Dana, sharing your story with the world. ~ Carrie P.
I found myself living her stories; I felt like I was there. 🙂 Love this book! ~ LisaLovesBooks
I didn’t want to put this book down. I felt my own personal struggles were being validated. Childhood memories were envisioned clearly in how the author wrote from the heart. ~ Paula R.
This book is an awakening glimpse into Dana’s most personal struggles in life with bullying, self esteem & body image issues, emotional turmoil in relationships and a rocky relationship with food. I admire the courage it took to share such deep vulnerabilities with the world, and the strength of a woman determined to be happy despite a lifetime of heartache. ~ Jaime W.