Wow, I'd given up checking up on the elusive second book too. Still a ways off, but I'm pretty sure I'll be getting this one as soon as it's out. Maybe I'll give the first one a re-read in the meantime. Thanks for the info!
I ventured to her website looking for info on the second book (loved Cake and Skinny Jeans) and found it extremely offensive with all it's focus on "thinness" and clickbate to "Get Thin Now". Even worse and couldn't find anything about her new book there. I had to check amazon for the book info.
I loved Cake & Skinny Jeans the first time I read it years ago. When I tried to reread it recently, it hit me ALL wrong. I think different books are a perfect match for us at different places on the journey. Trying to read and follow intuitive eating at the height of my diet madness was an exercise in futility, but it totally clicks for me now. I'll be curious about the next Josie book, but somebody else is going to have to read it first and report back.
I think what she might be trying to appeal to, is most women who are at the begnining the whole diet thing, or women, who can't seem to get their minds off of losing weight. While thin-ness might not be the correct focus, if it is moving more people towards more peaceful eating, and less rirgid/rules-based eating- I am a fan. I know a lot would have been different if I picked up Josie's book off the shelves at 16 years olf vs. my first diet book.- which started the whole mess.
I was definitely pulled in by the weight loss aspect at the very beginning of my journey about 5-6 years ago. I wouldn't talk to anyone who didn't acknowledge my desire to lose weight, alongside fixing the other stuff. Josie appealed to me at the time, because she put forth the possibility of a binge/free life, AND, a body I desire. All other options made me feel like I had to give up the body, if I wanted peace. What I know now, though, is that the body has way less importance, and I value health, sleep, happiness, optimism, creativness, etc...much, much more! However, I dont think I would have gotten here without the many layers, and levels, of my process.
I agree with Skwigg. I think we accept what we're ready for, or need, at different parts of our journey.
That's so interesting. Sunshine, I wasn't a fan of what I saw when I tried to go to her website to check on this new book either. A whole lot of "thin", and I didn't even find any information on the book at all. I remember going back and reading Cake and Skinny Jeans maybe this or last year and not even reading closely or reading all of it because the information was not striking me at all, but I also do remember liking it a lot when I first read it, so that's interesting you mention that, Skwigg.
Given that the little I still am unhappy with my eating habits stems a lot from emotional eating I will probably still get the book in the hopes of finding it relevant, though!
I found the information about the book on this site: http://www.josiespinardi.com/yes/
I don't know...I really enjoyed her second book? I consider myself to be a bit overweight, so I sort of found it refreshing that she discussed that it is possible to lose weight without starving or resorting to desperate measures. Maybe I just interpreted it differently?
I did enjoy the first one too! I still recall several points and concepts that I think I got from there that were really refreshing and helpful and encouraging. The book itself doesn't have near the emphasis on being thin and losing weight as the website seems to advertise, as far as I remember. Some things from the book I don't identify with or like a lot, but that's the case with pretty much any book ever. And I think I've just read the same sort of advice to get started on a happier-eating path many times at this point, which is why it doesn't necessarily hold my attention now. I'm definitely interested in seeing what's in this next one from her though.