Jillian Michaels is best known as a strength trainer and life coach in her hit television shows. She is an ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer and is the multiweek New York Times bestselling author of Master Your Metabolism, The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook, and Making the Cut. Her website, www.JillianMichaels.com, ranks as the fourth most visited health-and-wellness site in the world. Visit it for an interactive experience with this audiobook."
Best known as a strength trainer and life coach for NBC's The Biggest Loser, Michaels (Making the Cut) helps readers build up their inner strength to imagine, believe, and achieve. In the first few chapters, Michaels convincingly argues that people can indeed eliminate the roadblocks that hold them back and achieve their dreams. She bases a good deal of her advice on her own experience as a coach and friend as she pushes readers to adjust their attitudes, get organized, strengthen their willpower, and stop making the same limiting mistakes. While there are better books on this subject (see David Gershon and Gail Straub's Empowerment, reviewed above), massive publicity efforts and Michaels's fan base will undoubtedly make Unlimited quite popular. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Like a friend patting the reader on the back before kicking them in the rear...offers inspiration for people who are taking those first rocky steps on the road to self-improvement."--Kirkus From the first page, readers will feel her enthusiasm; a winning mix of humor, contestant case studies, personal experience, and motivation (she demands that readers wake up; "Screw surviving," she says, "It's time to THRIVE") never feels platitudinous --Publisher's Weekly "Unlimitedis a very candid and thorough book that aims to help people lead more fulfilling lives."-- Chicago Sun-Times "Michaelsoffers a three-pronged approach to changing your trajectory: imagine, believe and achieve. Using examples from her own life, and those from "Biggest Loser" contestants, she shows how to shake off the fears holding you back and embrace the future."--Washington Post Express From the Hardcover edition."