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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski  

Pen Name: Marilu Henner

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago


-- Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=mary+lucy+denise+pudlowski


Illinois Connection

She was born in Chicago

Biographical and Professional Information

Marilu Henner is an actress who is best known for her roles on the hit TV series ''Taxi'' and ''Evening Shade''.S he is also the bestselling author of ''Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover'' and ''The 30-Day Total Health Makeover''. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Robert Lieberman, and their two sons.Born "Mary Lucy Denise Henner" in Chicago, Illinois, to a Greek mother and Polish father. Marilu's father and brother changed the family name from "Pudlowski" to "Henner" for business purposes. Henner was raised on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, in the Logan Square neighborhood. Her mother, Loretta, was president of the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts and ran the Henner Dance School ("disguised as a three-car garage") for 20 years.


Published Works

    Party Hearty: Hot, Sexy, Have-A-Blast Food & Fun All Year Round, Harper Paperbacks, 2003Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover, 2001 - written with Laura MortonWear Your Life Well: Use What You Have to Get What You Want, Harper Paperbacks, 2008The 30 Day Total Health Makeover: Everything You Need to Do to Change Your Body, Your Health, and Your Life in 30 Amazing Days, Harper Paperbacks, 1999 - written Laura MortonHealthy Life Kitchen, Harper Paperbacks, 2002I Refuse to Raise a Brat, Harper Paperbacks, 2000 - written with Ruth Velikovsky SharonHealthy Kids: Help Them Eat Smart and Stay Active--for Life!, Harper Paperbacks, 2004


Selected Titles At Your Library

Party hearty :
ISBN: 0060988584. OCLC Number:

ReganBooks,. New York :. 2003.

Marilu Henner's total health makeover :
ISBN: 0060988789. OCLC Number:

ReganBooks,. New York :. 2001, ©1998.

Wear your life well :
ISBN: 0060988592. OCLC Number:

Collins Living,. New York :. 2009, ©2008.

Are you happy? Do you see your life as a daily grind, or are you eager to face each day and every new challenge? Do you get along well with your family, friends, relatives, and coworkers, or do you harbor anger, resentment, or guilt? Are you working toward a dream, or are you daydreaming about not working? Marilu breaks down all the elements in our lives that can sabotage our progress, and helps us discover the best in ourselves. She pinpoints the often surprising ways we compromise our lives and offers sensible, healthy alternatives. She also includes a Booty Camp Life Blitz--a five-day jumpstart that uses the principles in the book in a very specific, directed way to get you a fresh start. So whether you need a major life change or simply want fresh ideas on improving your life, let Marilu be your guide.--From publisher description.

The 30-day total health makeover /
ISBN: 006103133X. OCLC Number:

ReganBooks,. New York, NY :. ©1999.

Describes a thirty-day program designed to help people change and improve their bodies, health, and lives.

Healthy life kitchen /
ISBN: 0060988576. OCLC Number:

ReganBooks,. New York :. 2002, ©2000.

I refuse to raise a brat :
ISBN: 0060987308. OCLC Number:

Regan Books,. New York :. 2000.

Healthy kids :
ISBN: 0060528524. OCLC Number:

ReganBooks,. New York :. 2001.

Actress and bestselling author Henner presents a guide for parents on feeding, nurturing and inspiring their children in a culture dominated by junk food, inactivity and childhood health problems.


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