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True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself [Hardcover]

Janet Jackson
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  • Hardcover: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing; 1 edition (15 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416587241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416587248
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,219,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Janet Jackson: True You. 25 April 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It's not often that self-help books by celebrities actually live up to expectations. True You by Janet Jackson does.

In her promotion of the book, Jackson stressed the fact that the book is not an autobiography. Reading it however it does sometimes feel like a confessional, at times she is heartbreakingly honest in a way I haven't seen most famous stars be, on paper or in interviews. She talks at length, and in detail about her early life growing up in America's most famous musical family, and how the stress of being a child-star on television in the 1970s and having to live up to her brother's fame became the root of self-esteem and weight issues. She comes across as open and honest in revealing how she battled to find herself only in the last few years, and coming to terms with her childhood and life so far.

Her weight-loss is detailed, but don't expect a step-by-step guide on how she lost 80lbs. Instead, she talks more about how her self-esteem issues with her body, and how she overcame that.
One of the nice touches of the book is hearing Janet open up about her 'big brother Mike'. She talks fondly of him and how they were best friends in the family from being very little, and you can clearly see how much she adores and loves him. She also talks about her family, especially her father. It's interesting to see that years after Michael discussed their father's beatings, Janet has decided to also. She describes when her father beat her as a very young child, which affected her and still does to this day. However, some sensitive issues are glossed over (''it isn't an autobiography'') which can be expected, an example being her second, secret marriage.
A really nice touch is the inspirational stories that are included throughout the writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars truely wow 29 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
im doimg a coutseling corse and found this book really useful. becuse i love music i read this alongsise on becomeing a person by cal rogers and becuse of this book that book mases a little bit more sease. it shows that even powerful pepole can have body image iuees. thank you janet for being so honest. any young coulseller in tranning as they will understand it more that book about coulseling in genrel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Changed the way i look at myself 11 Oct 2012
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True you is such an amazing book. A perfect book for me. and i'm 15!

Janet's book literately changed the way I look at myself! A really inspiring book and very encouraging! I personally liked it and i dont like many books that celebrities write. Beautifully written and makes you realise how not everything with a person can see the way you think. I strongly recommend this book for anyone who struggles with self-acceptance and who have a negative body image towards themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best ! 18 Aug 2012
By june
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this is the best book i have ever bought in a long time , just cant stop reading it im so pleased i bought it . its a must buy book
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's All For You..... 14 Mar 2011
By Baker
This book has helped me question the issues that have been haunting me fore years from bullying to low self-esteem.

Although not an autobiography this book has shown me how similar mine and Janets personal lives have been from being the youngest sibling who was always getting taunted to the weight issues etc. Through Janets personal anecdotes I've managed to start to get a grip on my own problems.

It truly is worth a read. The book has no miracle cure for losing weight or anything like that and what is taken from it does depend on the reader. For me it's very motivational and there are also some nutritious recipes to get a grip on bad eating habits. Reading this book was the starting point of living a healthier and HAPPIER life. Without it I probably would have never bothered finding and fighting my own personal demons.
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