Friday, December 28, 2007
TGIF! Fat, Broke & Lonely -- NO MORE!
This book and this show are just in time for New Year's and they don't come with a resolution you can't keep. Instead, this book provides an easy to follow plan that teaches you how to love yourself exactly as you are right NOW!
Each of the fifty, bite-sized essays--i.e., “What You’re Looking for Is Not in the Refrigerator,” “Sex and the Gritty,” and “Fit, Flush, Partnered and Still Empty Are Just Fat, Broke & Lonely in Drag”--guides readers out of the grip of fat, broke & lonely with the spiritual and practical steps she herself took to part company with this triple-threat.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the interview...
Victoria Moran's spiritual program is designed to help us get past whatever holds us back. Her newest book is just out from HarperOne: Fat, Broke & Lonely No More: Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.
Victoria is my podcast guest today and she will be speaking about her book, Fat, Broke & Lonely No More, that was just optioned for a reality TV show with Victoria as host. Victoria will not only discuss the issues in the book, she will also talk about her life-long writing career (she was first published at age 14!), and the intimate process of writing from one's own life experience.
Victoria Moran is the author of ten books on health and practical spirituality, a motivational speaker, and a certified life coach. Her books are in 32 languages across the globe and her best-selling Creating a Charmed Life is quoted on boxes of Celestial Seasonings teas. Other titles include Fit from Within, Shelter for the Spirit, Younger by the Day, and the brand new Fat, Broke & Lonely No More: Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places (HarperOne).
A two-time Oprah! guest, Moran has written for Daily Word, Yoga Journal, Body & Soul, Woman’s Day, Natural Health, Mothering, and Ladies’ Home Journal. Her work has been noted in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and the Christian Science Monitor. Her speaking clients include Hallmark Cards, Speaking of Women’s Health, the Sundance Resort and Spa, the Omega Institute, the Greenhouse Resort and Spa, the New York Open Center, and Unity and Religious Science churches around the country. Moran has studied the spirituality of daily life as far afield as India and Tibet. She is married, the mother of one daughter, and lives a charmed life in New York City.
Click here to listen to Part 2 of the interview...
“A valuable message and one well said.” – Library Journal
“Insightful, compassionate, and unaffected…Everyone can learn something from this book.” – Armchair Interviews
"Moran’s books, and especially her new one, stand out... Moran believes that we can all have better lives, and she makes the reader believe it too." - Culture Vulture
"This guide to getting back your life from the fears that hold you captive is funny, frank, and will forever change your life. It is simple, straightforward, and the perfect antidote to the struggles we all face."- Mariel Hemingway, actress and author of Healthy Living from the Inside Out
“Victoria Moran is neither fat, broke, nor lonely and she’s telling the truth about how not to be any of those, ever again. Everyone with daughters should recommend this book to them.” –
W. Bruce Cameron, author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
More about Victoria:
Moran made waves when she gave us the fine points for Creating a Charmed Life. Her new book is less sequel than prequel: “You’re never going to get a charmed life,” Moran contends, “until you stop struggling with fat, broke & lonely-- either as facts in your life or fears that won’t leave you alone.” Fat, Broke & Lonely No More: Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places offers an up-tempo and on-target 5-part plan for breaking up with inner emptiness (that’s what caused the trouble in the first place), kicking fat, broke & lonely to the curb, and hooking up with the life of your dreams.
Each of the fifty, bite-sized essays--i.e., “What You’re Looking for Is Not in the Refrigerator,” “Sex and the Gritty,” and “Fit, Flush, Partnered and Still Empty Are Just Fat, Broke & Lonely in Drag”--guides readers out of the grip of fat, broke & lonely with the spiritual and practical steps she herself took to part company with this triple-threat. Moran, now a popular speaker, media personality, and spiritual-life coach, was once sixty pounds heavier (her dad was a diet doctor and her mother worked in fitness salons). She also spent ten years as a single mom whose financial plan implied that if the rent was paid, all was well. “I know what it’s like to wrestle with the size of your body and size of your bank account, and to believe that Mr. Right is no more real than Mr. Clean,” says Moran. “But I also know how to change these things, for the better and for keeps.”
Unique in its genre, FAT, BROKE & LONELY NO MORE recognizes that although charting a new course with food, money, and relationships demands personal responsibility (“Life belongs to those who floss!”), guilt has to go. As long as corporations produce most of our food and subdivisions are built without sidewalks, “fat” will be the default setting for a lot of bodies. In a plastic-makes-perfect marketplace, staying financially solvency will take work. In a society short on the extended families and close communities we’ve depended on since before we walked upright, loneliness will be here. Those are the facts of the culture. FAT, BROKE & LONELY NO MORE aims to change the facts of readers’ lives.
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FAT, BROKE & LONELY NO MORE
Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places
HarperOne - June 2007 -$22.95 hardcover
ISBN 978-0-06-115423-2 - 314 pages - Self-Help