Saturday, May 28, 2016

I Do It With the Lights On by Whitney Thorne

  • Publisher: Ballantine Books 
  • ISBN-10: 0399594507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399594502

Release Date ~ May 31, 2016


Whitney Way Thore stands five feet two inches tall and weighs well over three hundred pounds, and she is totally, completely, and truly . . . happy. But she wasn’t always the vivacious, confident woman you see on TV. Growing up as a dancer, Whitney felt the pressure to be thin, a desire that grew into an obsession as she got older. From developing an eating disorder as a teenager, to extreme weight gain in college, to her ongoing struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Whitney reveals her fight to overcome the darkest moments in her life. She holds nothing back, opening up about the depths of her depression as well as her resilience in the face of constant harassment and mistreatment.
Now Whitney is on top of the world and taking no BS (Body Shame, of course). And she’s sharing the steps she took to get there and the powerful message behind her successful No Body Shame campaign. She even reveals her favorite “F” word (it’s probably not what you think), the thrill of doing it with the lights on, and the story behind the “Fat Girl Dancing” video that started it all.
Exuberant and utterly honest, I Do It with the Lights On is the inspiring story of how Whitney finally discovered her fabulousness when she stepped off the scale and into her life, embracing herself unconditionally—body, heart, and soul.

I Do It With the Lights On by Whitney Thorne is an eye opening, up front, in your face shout out to the world to stop putting your life on hold while waiting to be  the "perfect something" and start life passionately and fully!

Ms. Thorne shares her story with humor, grace and style while sharing her emotional journey of struggling with her weight, eating disorders, body shaming and how she ultimately found her way to emotional healing, self acceptance and self love.  Her message of "No Body Shaming"  is a powerful one that speaks to everyone and is a movement I fully support!

The only thing I took exception to in this book was the very detailed facts the author shared about her sex life. I believe her message is strong enough on it's own and didn't need it. (Guess I'm a bit old fashioned.)

Overall though, it was a good book with a great message! 

3.5 Stars   

Thank you to Ballentine Books and Netgalley for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't really see Whitney Thorne as happy, although I find her a fascinating person. I was conflicted as I read this book, but was glad that I read it.