A humorous tour of actress Taylor's life with food, with her bathroom scale as the guide. When she was unhappy, she ate....

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MY LIFE ON A DIET: Confessions of a Hollywood Diet Junkie

A humorous tour of actress Taylor's life with food, with her bathroom scale as the guide. When she was unhappy, she ate. When she was happy, she ate. She ate when single and when married. She ate when her career was going well and when it wasn't. Of course, she never just ate: she binged. She also tried every self-help method available--including Overeater's Anonymous, psychotherapy, health spas and a mystic. Ultimately, she discovered that she was allergic to certain foods in a way that caused her to become addicted to them. She also learned to temper her impulse to reach for the refrigerator door everytime she got emotional. What she serves up is the story of her life on every platter she ever ate from. In between her very serious points about learning to like herself and exorcising her inner demons are Taylor's light-hearted looks at her family, friends and career. Along the way she throws in diets she's culled from a lifetime of asking people what they ate. So we get the Rockefeller Spaghetti Diet, the Royal Queen Mother's Diet, Joan Crawford's Kelp, Vinegar, B-6 Diet and Joan Collins' Le Regime Parisien, among others. We also get the Taylor-made diet: A seven-course meal over seven days (one day just fruits, the next day just vegetables, another day just deserts and so on.) She swears it works. A diet book with a difference.

Pub Date: Oct. 27, 1986

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1986