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Publisher's Summary

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 20th 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Andie Mitchell (P)2014 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Andie Mitchell draws you in from the first cupcake - you taste the creamy frosting, feel every hunger pang, and your heart aches right along with hers. She beautifully exposes the dark and painful struggles of weight loss, food addiction, and self-hate that so many in this country face. Read this book because it offers wonderful lessons for healthy living, being kind to yourself, and finding balance. Read it because it's heartbreakingly honest and endearingly educational. (Alison Sweeney, host of NBC’s The Biggest Loser)
"Loving yourself is the bravest thing, and I'm so glad Andie found her bravery and was willing to share it. Cheers to chocolate cake in moderation and happiness in abundance!" (Giada De Laurentiis, author of Giada’s Feel Good Food)
"Andie's story, in which she takes us along for her 135-pound weight loss journey and makes peace with food, is remarkable. She chooses to see the positives from her past, and she realizes that who she was when she was bigger molded her into the person she is today. Andie is an inspiration to anyone who struggles with the challenges of dieting and weight loss." (Gina Homolka, author of The Skinnytaste Cookbook)

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Wanted to love this...

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I really wanted to love this because I've enjoyed Andie Mitchell's blog over the years. At first I was on board with her (the author's) narration but, as the book, progressed, the over. emphasizing. of. every. word. flat out got on my nerves. I understand this was her journey (which is more than food and losing weight) but I was hoping for more about her weight-loss process. What worked for her and why. It was included in the book but really only took up about 45 minutes of the narration, all told. Decent listen but I was hoping for so much more and I wish a professional had narrated it

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INSPIRING!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES, I would recommend this book because it is honest. It also made me think and relate to the author. I had a revelation about eating reading this book.

What other book might you compare It Was Me All Along to and why?

None that I can think of, I haven't read many diet/weight loss books to compare - the ones I have read never really inspired me like this one did. I think it's because Andie is realistic.

What about Andie Mitchell’s performance did you like?

She has a bright, positive voice that you want to listen to. Not monotone.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Revelation and inspiration is a life-long lesson in being healthy

Any additional comments?

I did adore this book, and I enjoy her recipes on her blog. Honestly, she really makes sense in her idea about being healthy and binge eating. She maintains that nothing will ever fill you up when you're binge eating. I also found it interesting about after losing weight, after finally realizing she was emotional eating, she had nothing to turn to except to deal with the emotion. Very interesting.

I bookmarked a great passage of the book for motivation and inspiration, it's very rare that I find a book that In find this inspiring and one I think about often.

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This book is amazing!!

I have never wrote a review but I definitely had to after listening to this book. This book is for anyone who has ever had a problem with emotional eating. Everything the author wrote sounded as if I were writing my own story. Of course she is much better at writing than I and more descriptive of details. It's not necessarily a diet book but one that talks about her emotions and her struggle always being the bigger person in the group. It resonated with me in the fact that when she lost her weight she still had the same issues as before just now she was thinner. I have contemplated weight loss surgery but came to the realization that it's not that I am hungry and needs lots of food but I eat my feelings and emotions just like the author. I also had an aha moment that making my stomach smaller would not help unless I cleared up my food issues. The author talks honesty and openly about her struggles and let's us see that we are not alone. There are actually others out there that have the same issues. I encourage you to read her blog and order her cookbook.

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Overloaded with adjectives

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Couldn't get past the introduction. There is such a thing as being too descriptive. I really wanted to hear what she had to say, but she wouldn't get to the point. Adjectives were overused to the point it felt like a grade school assignment of "Name as many words as you can think of to describe cake." I was nauseated and bored two minutes in.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Anything but this.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It felt like author/narrator was trying to be sexy and breathless, which was out of place for this book. It only made the extra adjectives that much worse.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Thankful that audible allows you to return a book.

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  • Linda
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  • 01-09-15

Heartfelt, touching and well-written

I enjoyed this honest, heartbreaking and very wise book by a young and intelligent woman struggling to establish a healthy lifestyle on all fronts. She succeeds admirably.

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inspirational story!

Fell in love with Andie and her story. I am very glad that I purchased the audio book. Hearing her tell her story was unforgettable!

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Enjoyed her story.

An honest look into the power of overeating. Andrea's voice is pleasant to listen to. Her insight is valuable and her determination is admirable.

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Hit Close to Home

This book was amazing. It hit very close to home for me. I didn't have an alcoholic father, but I did have a dad whose moods ruled the house and it really has caused many emotional issues within myself.

This book was thought provoking and beautiful. I am so so thankful that Andie wrote the book, and that I chose to "read" it.

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Fantastic

Great book with excellent narration by the author... Don't miss this one.... This book is Very inspiring!!!

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Loved this book!!

I loved that Andie narrated her own book! very easy to listen to and hard to turn off. I have struggled with weight my entire life and recently lost over 100 lbs. This book spoke to me!! thanks Andie!

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  • sam
  • 07-14-16

stunning!

this lady knows the struggle of binge eating disorder and her story in overcoming it has been explored in ways that is so so helpful. do yourself a favour and listen

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  • Shadia Dobson
  • 05-27-15

It should have been read along time ago

Where does It Was Me All Along rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favourites so far, and i don't really like biographies. This was a superb listen very detailed. I felt like I was there with her, at the turning points in her book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Main Character, she does not hold back all the thought processes she had

Have you listened to any of Andie Mitchell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any other books from this author. However, this has lead me on the band wagon

Any additional comments?

its a long time since i have got lost in a book. Thank you

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  • Alexandra Dawning
  • 01-18-15

So good!

A wonderful, honest, and heart wrenching true story!

So descriptive that I suggest you don't read/listen to it hungry!

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  • lorna copper
  • 04-16-18

Engaging but...

This was one of those books that I listened to constantly. Whenever I had a second I would choose it over music but there was something annoying about it too. We never found out if she stays on her medication, or if she paid her poor Mum back for her surgery. Maybe it’s cos she lost her weight so young but it seemed very easy for her. Overall, I enjoyed it though.