Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Beloved actress, Food Network personality, and New York Times bestselling author Valerie Bertinelli reflects on life at sixty and beyond.
Behind the curtain of her happy on-screen persona, Valerie Bertinelli’s life has been no easy ride, especially when it comes to her own self-image and self-worth. She waged a war against herself for years, learning to equate her value to her appearance as a child star on One Day at a Time and punishing herself in order to fit into the unachievable Hollywood mold. She struggled to make her marriage to Eddie Van Halen—the true love of her life—work, despite all the rifts the rock-star lifestyle created between them. She then watched her son follow in his father’s footsteps, right up onto the stage of Van Halen concerts, and begin his own music career. And like so many women, she cared for her parents as their health declined and saw the roles of parent and child reverse.
Through mourning the loss of her parents, discovering more about her family’s past, and realizing how short life really is when she and her son lost Eddie, Valerie finally said, “Enough already!” to a lifelong battle with the scale and found a new path forward to joy and connection. Despite hardships and the pressures of the media industry to be something she’s not, Valerie is, at last, accepting herself: she knows who she is, has discovered her self-worth, and has learned how to prioritize her health and happiness over her weight. With an intimate look into her insecurities, heartbreaks, losses, triumphs, and revelations, Enough Already is the story of Valerie’s sometimes humorous, sometimes raw, but always honest journey to love herself and find joy in the everyday, in family, and in the food and memories we share.
“This thoughtful, bighearted book is sure to be a hit with Bertinelli fans and those with an appetite for stories of hard-won self-acceptance. A warmly intimate memoir.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“In a series of brutally frank essays, Bertinelli looks back on the emotional struggles and triumphs of her life. By turns raw and inspiring, this contains a little bit of wisdom for everyone.”
– Publishers Weekly
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 47 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 18, 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,968 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#2 in Eating Disorders (Audible Books & Originals)
#6 in Biographies of Culinary Professionals
#20 in Diets, Nutrition & Healthy Eating
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Over the past two years my life has changed in many ways as well. You see in September 2020 I went home to Pennsylvania (from Northern CA) to help my dad (96) care for my mom (95). She was in the declining stages of dementia and he was exhausted. Unbeknownst to me my dad was quietly declining faster then my mom. He passed in May 2021. My mom continued on for another 10 months constantly looking for him. Finally about two weeks before she passed she was telling me as best she could that she was ready to go herself by saying “I need to go home, I need to be where my husband is”. I finally got it and realized what she was saying. So in March 2022, exactly 10 months to the day, she went home to be with her husband of 73 years. I too had an incredible experience after her passing that told me, in no uncertain terms, that she was okay and everything was good.
This book, your words, your stories have brought tears to my eyes throughout the reading of it. I certainly connect to so much you say. Like you, I have always thought I was overweight and if I could just get thinner everything would be better. Looking through our old family photos told me how incredibly wrong I was about that though. I thank you for writing and narrating this book. I hope today is a good day for you. Sending you hugs and lots of love.