Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today

HarperCollins, 18 . 2022 . - 256 .

Beloved actress, Food Network personality, andNew York Timesbestselling author Valerie Bertinelli reflects on life at sixty and beyond.

Behind the curtain of her happy on-screen persona, Valerie Bertinellis life has been no easy ride, especially when it comes to her own self-image and self-worth. She waged a war against herself for years, learning to equate her value to her appearance as a child star onOne Day at a Timeand punishing herself in order to fit into the unachievable Hollywood mold. She struggled to make her marriage to Eddie Van Halen the true love of her life work, despite all the rifts the rock-star lifestyle created between them. She then watched her son follow in his fathers footsteps, right up onto the stage of Van Halen concerts, and begin his own music career. And like so many women, she cared for her parents as their health declined and saw the roles of parent and child reverse. Through mourning the loss of her parents, discovering more about her familys past, and realizing how short life really is when she and her son lost Eddie, Valerie finally said, Enough already! to a lifelong battle with the scale and found a new path forward to joy and connection.Despite hardships and the pressures of the media industry to be something shes not, Valerie is, at last, accepting herself: she knows who she is, has discovered her self-worth, and has learned how to prioritize her health and happiness over her weight. With an intimate look into her insecurities, heartbreaks, losses, triumphs, and revelations,Enough Alreadyis the story of Valeries sometimes humorous, sometimes raw, but always honest journey to love herself and find joy in the everyday, in family, and in the food and memories we share.

This thoughtful, bighearted book is sure to be a hit with Bertinelli fans and those with an appetite for stories of hard-won self-acceptance. A warmly intimate memoir.

Kirkus Reviews

In a series of brutally frank essays, Bertinelli looks back on the emotional struggles and triumphs of her life. By turns raw and inspiring, this contains a little bit of wisdom for everyone.

Publishers Weekly


A Note from
Enough Already
My Wallabees
Love Cake
The Way Leon Looks at
Secret Ingredients
A Room with a View
The TwentyOne Gram Diet
Learning How to Listen
Tuna Egg Salad Melts
Scrolling Happy
A New Season
The Little Girl Needs a
The House I Want to Die
Learning to Love the Way I Am Today
Recipe Index

Bubba and Beau
My Mothers Recipe
About the Author



VALERIE BERTINELLI is an actress and TV personality, best known for starring in the 70s sitcom One Day at a Time. She now hosts the Emmy Awardwinning Food Network show Valeries Home Cooking as well as Kids Baking Championship. She is the author of Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time, and the follow-up Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge, as well as Valeries Home Cooking and One Dish at a Time.