Up for renewal: what magazines taught me about love, sex, and starting over
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
By age thirty-seven, Cathy Alter had made a mess of her life. With a failed marriage already under her belt, she was continuing down the path of poor decisions, one paved with a steady stream of junk food, unpaid bills, questionable friends, and highly inappropriate men. So she sat down and asked herself what she truly wanted. A decent guy. A nicer home. More protein . When she took a closer look at her wants, she noticed something that seemed very familiar -- with the addition of exclamation points, her list could easily be transformed into the cover lines on every women's magazine: Find the love you deserve! Paint to the rescue! Eggs-actly perfect meals! So Cathy gave over her life to the glossies for the next twelve months, resolving to follow their advice without question. By the end of her subscriptions, she would get rid of upper-arm jiggle, crawl out of debt, host the perfect dinner party, run a mile without puking, engage in better bathtub booty, ask for a raise, and rehaul her apartment. Well, at least that was the premise of her social experiment. What actually happened was much less about cosmetic change and much more about internal transformation. Singular in its voice and yet completely universal, Up for Renewal will appeal to all who have ever wondered if they could actually make their life over.
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|display_description||With a failed marriage just one of her poor decisions, Alter sat down and asked herself what she truly wanted. She discovered that her list could easily be transformed into the cover lines of every woman's magazine-- and decided to spend a year following their advice without question.|
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|record_details||ils:.b27972513|Book|Books|1st Atria Books hardcover ed.|English|Atria Books,|2008.|322 pages ; 23 cm.|
|subject_facet||Conduct of life -- Humor, Humor, Women's periodicals -- Humor|
|title_display||Up for renewal : what magazines taught me about love, sex, and starting over|
|title_full||Up for renewal : what magazines taught me about love, sex, and starting over / Cathy Alter|
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|title_sub||what magazines taught me about love, sex, and starting over|
|topic_facet||Conduct of life, Women's periodicals|