For fans of The Happiness Project and The Year of Living Biblically comes a pointed look at our fascination with celebrities, as one woman strives to remake herself in the image of her favorite stars. What woman hasnat seen pictures of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or BeyoncAc and wished she had their clothes, their abs, their seemingly flawless lives? For Rachel Bertsche, these celebrities are the epitome of perfectionaself-assured and effortlessly cool. Yet lately, between juggling her career, her marriage, and her dream of becoming a mother, Bertsche feels anything but put together. In Jennifer, Gwyneth a Me, Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood role modelsawhile sticking to a budgetato see if they really hold the keys to happiness. While trying to unlock the starsa secrets, from Sarah Jessica Parkeras wardrobe to Julia Robertsas sense of calm toamaybe one dayaJessica Albaas chic pregnancy, Bertsche learns valuable lessons. A toned body doesnat come easy or cheap, avoiding social media can do wonders for your peace of mind, and confidence is the key to pulling off any outfit. But can she immerse herself in the A-list lifestyle and still stay true to herself? And will her pursuit of perfection really lead to happiness? Praise for Jennifer, Gwyneth a Me aIf youave ever had a celebrity girl crush, stick Jennifer, Gwyneth a Me in your beach bag. Bertsche is your people.aaAssociated Press a[A] super-fun social experiment.aaPureWow aBertsche ups the ante. . . . The well-researched information on celebrity culture provides food for thought.aaBooklist aWhat makes Jennifer, Gwyneth a Me work is Bertscheas honesty. . . . [She] is funny, creative and, more importantly, manages to stay sane.aaBoston Herald aAn entertaining memoir about a womanas attempt to model her life on those of stars.aaTampa Bay Times aA worthy narrative.aaThe Boston Globe aBertsche blends elements reminiscent of Julie a Julia and The Happiness Project in this aself-improvement journey.a . . . The process not only provides Bertsche with fruitful writing fodder but also prompts readers to examine their outlook on perfection, self-acceptance, and aspiring to be oneas very best self.aaPublishers Weekly Praise for Rachel Bertscheas MWF Seeking BFF aWritten with verve, insight, and humor . . . Bertsche writes cleverly, but not glibly, about the challenges young women face today.aaChicago Tribune a[A] charming, funny chronicle.aaPeople From the Trade Paperback edition.Luckily, I received theLeCreuset potas well as a KitchenAid mixer(another apparent must) when I got married, butthe Vitamix blender (about $400) and KitchenAid pastaroller attachment ($200)will have to wait. I have ablender already, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2014-07-01|