Over the weekend I finished Bethenny’s newest book, A Place of Yes. I love her! She’s probably one of my favorite celebrdees I watch her on her reality show Bethenny Ever After, read her books & drink her healthy alcoholic Skinnygirl margaritas. I started watching Bethenny when she was on the first 3 seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City. I then got her first book, Naturally Thin. Naturally Thin was probably the first & only “how to eat” book that I could relate. Bethenny doesn’t believe in diets & tells you to do whatever works for you… if you’re not hungry in the morning then don’t eat breakfast. If you are & want that red velvet cupcake then have a little but don’t go crazy & devourer the whole thing. It’s all about your own “food noise.” And that is what your mind is telling you vs. what you really should do. Have control over portions & taste everything but eat nothing as she explains it.
Her second book, The Sinnygirl Dish is mostly Skinnygirl recipes. She talks about how we all get some stress from having to cook but it’s not as bad as we make it on ourselves. She talks about how to make a great, healthy meal with whatever leftovers you have in your fridge & cabinets. Bethenny know no matter what types of “food noise” you have, whether it’s emotional eating, not eating enough, overeating or whatever your relationship with food, she helps you get healthy & understand how to keep YOU in control vs. the food controlling you.
Last year I met her at her Skinnygirl Dish book signing in Miami. I listened to her talk about what we were to expect on the third upcoming (and her last) season of Housewives. I could not believe all she had going on, being the spokesperson for Pepperidge Farm, traveling, BEING pregnant, just married, taping the first season of her show, all that behind-the-scenes drama with the her & her cast mates. She was all smiles & made it an effort to look everyone in the eye & smile at everyone. Now looking back, this was that “place of yes” she talks about in her new book.
A Place of Yes 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life talks all other “noises” you might be experiencing in your life whether it be “childhood noise”, “normal noise” or she mentions a few others. We aren’t all perfect & that’s ok because if you work hard & believe in yourself you will succeed as whatever it is you want. She talks about how everything has come together for her in her life & it took until she was in her late 30’s. I love how it’s not all about being positive 100% of your life. There are some days when you want to say “no” & that’s totally fine cause that “no” will lead to a bigger & better yes in your life. My favorite part of reading A Place of Yes was Bethenny talking about her own life & what she has with her husband Jason & her daughter Bryn. It made me tear up (I know… I can be so emotional sometimes). The end of the book has good advice for new Moms.
I couldn’t read it fast enough to get to Rule #7, Separate from the Pack My Life as a “Housewife.” I thought it was going to be more gossip (than what’s already been said) about what went down between her & the other New York housewives, Ramona, Kelly, Alex, LuAnn & Jill Zaaaaarin. But she didn’t (I guess that was my wishful thinking). I do remember reading a couple small incidents that happened in a couple different chapters. Ohh… I did like reading about her whole experience of being on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Some good reading about what she went through in the interview process & what type of person Martha is.
I loved the book & recommend it. It’s so positive & Bethenny has a great way of explaining things that anyone can relate to. You can listen to a 15 minute audio of A Place of Yes HERE.