Monday, March 14, 2016

It Was Me All Along - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) as a free sample.. All opinions my own. 

It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell is a memoir of the authors life, dealing with food issues and battling weight problems revolving around her life. A journey from childhood to becoming an adult, Andie talks about several walks of life. Problems in her family, different things she faced, and always finding comfort in food. By the time she turned 20, Andie found herself weighing in at 268 pounds. She knew it was time to make a difference. After the ups and downs of diets, exercise, and everyday life problems, Andie found a way to make it work. But it wasn't easy...it never is.

I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was heartfelt and full of emotion and dedication. It pulled me in all sorts of ways, even bringing tears to my eyes and encouraging past emotions I wanted to bury. This memoir started out far too similar to my own childhood. A drunk father, hard working mother, and food, such as Little Debbie cupcakes, that would comfort you when you needed it the most. The death of one you love, and all the emotions you attach to food, causing a bad routine between the two. Then adding in life realizations and attempt after attempt to make a change....It Was Me All Along is a deep read ending in motivation and happiness.

Here is a short blurb that is very well put on the back of the book:

"This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and hates her body. It is a bout someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself."

It Was Me All Along is a lovely memoir you will want to read! 
You can find it available at Penguin Random House or on Amazon.
 You can also read an excerpt from the book HERE



This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books,  
by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

2 comments:

  1. Great book review! I too make the mistake of associating food with comfort.

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