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Even as women everywhere gobbled up her life advice with an indulgent appetite Brown, herself, reserved only for diet Jell-O.
"Helen's first and most enduring commitment was to the bathroom scale," Shapiro writes, "Be thin forever, she advised readers; be thin at any price." This was how Brown lived her life, how she approached her idea of womanhood.
It's impossible to read about her relationship with food and not lament to yourself that she must have been truly (surviving on tuna salad and vitamin pills).
Then again, Brown, herself, took every occasion provided to praise her husband and the life she enjoyed with him.
As we learn in Laura Shapiro's new book , the role of food in anyone's life is deeply individual and complex in what it reveals about a person.
Her comments about eating, made over time in the pages of as well as in Brown's books and press interviews, paint a picture of a woman for whom happiness was an idea that could exist with or without the actual emotion.Her mentality of idolizing sex is pervasive in media today even as people continue (years after her death) to question whether Brown was or was not a feminist at her core.At any rate, Shapiro recalls, Brown unequivocally valued her role as a wife above all else.As for teaching Willow how to choose partners, Pink’s advice to her daughter was heartwarming. They have to be chivalrous, they have to be good to their moms,” she told her daughter of what to look for in a partner.“They have to be good looking, they have to be funny.” The “Beautiful Trauma” singer also shared she is teaching her daughter to love herself.