Posts Tagged ‘Oprah’

Renewing Our Love for Cathy Alter

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Last year we featured an interview with Cathy Alter on the eve of the release of her memoir, Up For Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over. At the not-so-ripe-old age of 37, Alter had hit rock bottom. Up For Renewal recounts her journey to claw her way back. At the [...]

“Do or Diet”: An Excerpt from Up for Renewal by Cathy Alter

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

“I grew up accepting the inevitability that once you became a woman, you were always on a diet. Being a woman equaled loss. As I reached for a bright orange Cosmopolitan with an equally orange Jessica Simpson on the cover, I wondered what was I about to give up—and what I would eventually gain.”
An excerpt [...]

Interview: Cathy Alter, author of Up For Renewal

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

“I thought about what I wanted in my life at the urging of friend who said our friendship is at an all-time low—”you need to figure this out.” So I wrote down this list, this stupid list. When I looked at it, it reminded me of the covers of women’s magazines. Ding!“
Most of us tend [...]

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