Losing It

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Not to be confused with Losing It With Jillian.
Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time
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Author Valerie Bertinelli
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Free Press
Publication date
February 25, 2008
Media type Hardcover
Pages 288
ISBN 978-1-4165-6818-6
OCLC 166386955
791.4502/8092 B 22
LC Class PN2287.B4379 A3 2008

Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time is the best-selling autobiography of actress Valerie Bertinelli released on February 25, 2008, by Free Press.

In the memoir, Bertinelli confesses to cocaine use and infidelity.[1] She also writes about her relationship with film director Steven Spielberg and marriage to rock star Eddie Van Halen.[1] In addition to revealing her past indiscretions, the autobiography focuses on how she became clean, lost weight, and conquered her other personal demons.[2]

Bertinelli promoted the book with an hour on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[3] Losing It spent three weeks at #1 on the adult non-fiction section of the New York Times Best Seller list.


  1. ^ a b This is it: Bertinelli tells all in an autobiography. USA Today. William Keck. February 27, 2008.
  2. ^ How Valerie Bertinelli cleaned up, lost weight and reclaimed her life. Daily News. Cristina Kinon. February 27, 2008.
  3. ^ Inside the List. New York Times. Dwight Garner. March 16, 2008
Preceded by
Liberal Fascism
by Jonah Goldberg
#1 New York Times Best Seller Non-Fiction
March 16, 2008 - March 30, 2008
Succeeded by
Beautiful Boy
by David Sheff