Mailbox Monday

Mar 152015


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Every Wednesday for Books That Caught Our Eye, Serena, Leslie and I will each share 2 books that grabbed our attention from today’s Mailbox Monday post. We hope you’ll join us by posting a comment letting us know the books that caught your eye.


Again, I only received one book in my mailbox last week. This time it was from Blogging For Books. This book sounds really good, and I can’t wait to read it.

20484545It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell

A heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance.

All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake.

It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.

  14 Responses to “Mailbox Monday”

  1. That sounds really good and I love the cover!

  2. I’m adding this to my TBR list. Sounds like a good memoir.

  3. Sounds good.

  4. Hi Vicki,

    This probably isn’t a book for me, although to be fair, it is one that I should be reading, given my need for some drastic weight loss!

    I have also never come across ‘Blogging For Books’ before and you have no idea how tempted I was to browse more than just your link to the front page of their site!

    They do sound a bit like ‘NetGalley’ though and as I am already joined up there, I really can’t think about yet another place to acquire free books …. I just don’t have enough time to read all those I already have stored on my Kindle now 🙂

    Take Care,


  5. One book is always better than no books. Have fun reading!

  6. That book looks good. Hope you enjoy it.

  7. That looks like a very inspiring book. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week.

  8. Your book looks great! Thanks for putting it on my radar. Have a good week 🙂

  9. I don’t read a lot of memoir, so I’ll wait to see what you have to say about it.

  10. Hope you enjoy your new book.

  11. Vicki, this book sounds wonderful! I think it would be inspirational. Terrific MM post!

  12. It may only be one book, but it looks really good.

  13. Looks good. ENJOY!!

    I know I am a bit late this week, but life got in the way.

    Silver’s Reviews
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