Book Review: It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell

I was pleasantly surprised reading Andie Mitchell's It Was Me All Along , a memoir about a girl turned woman struggling with obesit...

I was pleasantly surprised reading Andie Mitchell's It Was Me All Along, a memoir about a girl turned woman struggling with obesity and self awareness. I chose to read the novel, because I also struggle with weight loss and eating too much.

I really enjoy a good memoir, and I was excited to read this one because I felt like it was one I could really connect with. I started reading it on Saturday and was finished before dinner. I couldn't put the book down.

There were so many moments throughout the book that I resonated with. I feel that anyone that has an unhealthy relationship with food will have a connection with this book and will find it intriguing. There were several moments within the book that had me in tears, while others had me frustrated and angry. There were moments when the author referred to being a size 14 or 16 as still being grossly fat, and that personally hurt me. I felt that the author should have been happy to go from a 22 to a 16, so it almost felt hateful to me. I had to remind myself that this book was an autobiography and that Andie (the author/protagonist) went through a lot of difficult times and self-hate and that she had to discover herself and push herself through many difficult times to get to where she is now.

Obviously, I enjoyed the book, since I read it in the course of a few hours. It flipped between time frames, sometimes months or years back and forth, but it did it in a way that wasn't too confusing.

I read a few separate reviews on this book that listed it as boring, but I really enjoyed it. I think the fact that it resonated with me made it more interesting to me. Each part of Andie's struggle registered to be true with me, and I couldn't help but to root her on.

I began reading this book because it was about a struggle with overeating and weight loss, but I continued reading this book because it was really about more than that. I truly recommend this book for anyone that has struggled with weight loss or an unhealthy relationship with food.

I received this book for review by Blogging for Books.

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  1. Just downloaded this book - hoping to jump right into it tonight.

    I'm in a similar position as you it seems and I'm hoping to resonate with this book. I've been ona quest for a healthy lifestyle this year and with a few ups and downs, I'm feeling better than I have in a few years.

    1. It's really a great read. I finished it so quickly because I just couldn't put it down. I hope it's everything you're hoping for it to be!