Finding a Life That Fits
On Sale: April 17, 2012
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The world first met Ricki Lake in 1988 as Tracy Turnblad in
the film Hairspray. Weighing in at just over 200 pounds, the
5'3" teenager challenged what it meant to be an overweight
woman in America: this fat girl got the guy, was part of the
in crowd, and could sing and dance like nobody was watching.
When she got her own talk show at twenty-four, Ricki had
been transformed. She was a slender, mature woman whose
long-running show changed daytime television forever. And
when Ricki left it all behind to follow her heart and
produce The Business of Being Born, we once again saw her in
a new light, as a passionate advocate who wasn’t afraid to
stand up for her beliefs and work for change.
Ricki Lake’s life has been a series of rebirths—from fat to
skinny, married to divorced, rich to poor, and more. In her
intimate, bold, and relatable book, Ricki shows us how her
unique life in the spotlight offers wisdom to anyone who has
ever struggled in her own skin. She takes us behind the
scenes of her troubled childhood—filled with food issues,
abuse, and an unabashed yearning for a better life outside
of her suburban home. She pulls back the curtain on her talk
show and her early days as a “fat actress,” and she shows
how she reinvented herself as an author, filmmaker, and much
beloved finalist on Dancing with the Stars. Ricki weathered
near-bankruptcy and an extremely difficult divorce, but, as
she writes, life always hands you the unexpected—so you
should never say never. Much to her surprise, Ricki has
dated some of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, appeared
on the cover of Us Weekly magazine in a swimsuit, and fell
in love when she least expected it. And now she’s ready to
talk about it all.
Never Say Never is an inspiring, entertaining, and
down-to-earth account of one woman who defied the odds and
refused to give up. By trusting her gut and following her
heart, Ricki Lake turned an unconventional life into an
unparalleled triumph, and this memoir stands as a hopeful,
hilarious, and honest exploration of how any woman can do
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