Valerie Frankel





Valerie Frankel


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She's written twenty books (e.g., The Accidental Virgin and The Girlfriend Curse), and contributed to dozens of publications including the New York Times, Self, Allure, Glamour, Parenting and Good Housekeeping. Her memoir, Thin Is the New Happy, about overcoming bad body image after 30 years of dieting and self-loathing, was recently described as "Rueful, zestful and surprisingly funny," by the New York Times.

Average rating: 3.30 · 8,318 ratings · 954 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
Four of a Kind

3.40 avg rating — 1,672 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Thin Is the New Happy

3.27 avg rating — 1,226 ratings — published 2008 — 16 editions
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The Accidental Virgin

3.17 avg rating — 1,028 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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The Girlfriend Curse

3.36 avg rating — 656 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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It's Hard Not to Hate You: ...

3.15 avg rating — 750 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Smart Vs. Pretty

3.03 avg rating — 717 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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Hex and the Single Girl

3.33 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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The Not-So-Perfect Man

3.30 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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I Take This Man

3.24 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
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Fringe Girl (Fringe Girl, #1)

3.47 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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“Women get into a relationship hoping a man will change, and he never does; men get into a relationship hoping the woman don't change, but she always does. Men want their partners to be consistent. That they won't make impromptu impossible demands nor baffle him with classically female sudden-onset hysterical behavior.”
Valerie Frankel, The Girlfriend Curse

“When you look in the mirror, it's usually to fix your hair or put on makeup. To examine your body searching for problem areas. We look at ourselves to see the flaw, not beauty. And we look at predictable times, in the morning, after using the bathroom, before bed. We hardly ever see ourselves when we aren't prepared for inspection. But only when you're unprepared can you see your true self, your true beauty.”
Valerie Frankel, The Girlfriend Curse

“Love is an uphill climb, but once you know yourself and like yourself just as you are, it's all downhill from there.”
Valerie Frankel, The Girlfriend Curse

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