Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Review: "True You" by Janet Jackson

I managed to pick up this book during the weekend and I am so glad I did. I just couldn't keep this book down. It's inspiring, amazing, uplifting, and a true personal story written by Janet Jackson.

To her, it's a self-help book instead of an autobiography. However, there are some extremely personal stories from within this book about Janet Jackson and her battles with self imagery. She admits to not loving the way she looked. During her 20s, she would bang her head against the wall because she didn't liked the way she looked. She also talks about growing up as an emotional eater, which she still is to this day.

Most of us know about the dramatic weight loss stories she went through for many years. One day, we see her gaining a couple of pounds, but still working hard to keep it off. Then we see her on the cover of a magazine months later and feel absolutely stunned at her transformation. Of course, it wasn't that easy. There were some hard eating habits she had to change.

Not only that, but she talks about her career choices. My favorite passages was when she talked about the Control era to The Velvet Rope era. Her life has been all about staying disciplined and not looking back. That's what I love about Janet Jackson to this day.

If you are a true Janet Jackson fan you will love this book. I did and I am so proud of everything that she's done. Not only that, but she will also get a chance to eat what Janet Jackson eats all the time. When I saw Oatmeal Pancakes on the first page of the recipe section of the book, I wanted to cook it already. However, I decided not to because I knew I was going to go crazy in the kitchen if Idid.

Overrall, this book is a must read. It's an amazing journey and I wish Janet Jackson with nothing but the best of luck. I read at the end that there will be more books. I sure hope so.

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