Chrissy Metz chooses to wear confidence with her flats!

Need an inspirational memoir that will make you want to put on that hot bathing suit? Well, go ahead and do it like Chrissy in This is Me, her new memoir.  

Chrissy Metz has written a genuinely funny book that is full of inspiration and validation. The book begins with her struggles with weight, poverty, family drama, and divorce.  With each revelation, she welcomes the reader into her mindset and thinking. She does it with “ridonculous” ease and levity as she “susses” out possible dates and tries to discover her core self. She shares the familiar self-help, often-quoted line from Marianne Williamson: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” However, we believe her because we watch her struggle and engage in the self-talk that leads to her role as Kate in the popular, This is Us.

She believes in herself and is brave enough to let us into her world.  By the end of the book, I was cheering her on, especially when she describes her experience during Fashion Week.  She describes how she is “about eighteen sizes larger than the models” but goes on to reveal her feelings of parity and equality.  She says she wasn’t embarrassed, but had an understanding that “We were in this together, both seeing what worked best for us.” I love this part because this is the message that anyone trying to dress to impress should hear.  So many hurtful judgments start with remarks about a woman’s appearance, so of course women become hypersensitive about their looks. Chrissy Metz says, “Confidence, like beauty, is an inside job.” She makes readers believe this in her genuine, inspirational memoir.  Great read!

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