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by | Read by Marie Caliendo

Biography & Memoir • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

The anger in Valerie Frankel's memoir is never far from the surface in Marie Caliendo's committed and impressive performance. Caliendo aptly delivers Frankel’s biting accounts of her seemingly nonstop battles with her culture's expectations, her family legacy, a heartbreaking loss, and—her unifying theme—lifelong self-loathing. Not for the fainthearted, Frankel’s story is full of angry language that often makes connecting with her story a challenge. But she's a veteran novelist, so her negative emotions move quickly and without gratuitous embellishment. Frankel’s memoir could provide the motivation that many people need to break free of painful emotional patterns, especially those who battle excess weight and are fed up with their issues. T.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7052-9 $29.95 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7054-3 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7053-6 $82.25 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7055-0 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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