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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Lucy Denise Henner  

Pen Name: Marilu Henner

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.marilu.com/
-- Marilu Henner on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=marilu+henner


Illinois Connection

Henner 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. She 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 for 20 years.


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Titles At Your Library

Party Hearty: Hot, Sexy, Have-a-Blast Food & Fun All Year Round
ISBN: 0060988584

William Morrow. 2003

I've always been a party person. To this day, I associate holidays with being a little naughty and eating and partying too much -- but now my healthy lifestyle doesn't fall apart. In Party Hearty, I help you build a few simple corrective actions right into your holiday routine so that you won't gain weight, be sick or hung over, or need to diet or detox afterword. And don't worry -- you won't be eating only raw food at your next Thanksgiving dinner. I provide delicious recipes that fit within my total health makeover guidelines. And I help you take the focus off the food and enjoy the holidays the way you did as a child, with fun invitations, decorations, toasts, scents, games and activities, exercises, music, movies, party favors, and much more.

Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover
ISBN: 0060988789

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2000

When Was The Last Time You Felt Really Healthy?

Now's the time to create the healthy, balanced life you want -- and become the truly vibrant, happy person you were meant to be. Combining good humor with solid science, Marilu Henner provides essential information on every aspect of health and fitness, including:

  • Detoxing your body
  • Preventing or alleviating health conditions from obesity to cancer
  • The secrets of stress reduction
  • Real food and the organic way to fuel your body

Free yourself forever from diets and disease-causing toxins, boost your energy, lower and maintain your weight -- and change your life.

Wear Your Life Well: Use What You Have to Get What You Want
ISBN: 0060988592

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2009

It's not enough just to live—you have to wear your life well!

Learn how in this inspiring guide from New York Times bestselling author and beloved actress Marilu Henner.

Marilu Henner is in better shape now in her fifties than she was in her twenties—at peak health, working with her active online community at Marilu.com, and celebrating life with her new husband, whom she helped cure of cancer. Now she's back with this exciting guide to making your life work for you, whatever your age or condition.

With the verve of a teenager and the wisdom of a sage, Marilu breaks down all the elements in our lives—our minds, our bodies, and the world around us—that can sabotage our progress, and helps us discover the best in ourselves. Whether you need a major life change or simply want new ideas on improving your life, Marilu Henner is your perfect cheerleader, muse, and mentor.

The 30 Day Total Health Makeover: Everything You Need to Do to Change Your Body, Your Health, and Your Life in 30 Amazing Days
ISBN: 006103133X

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2001

Are you ready to make a change?
Spend a month with Marilu!

"Health is not just about weight or appearance, but rather about a much bigger picture. I really believe that you can't be a healthy person unless everything is working together. Your body, your mind, your living space. Live in my world for 30 days and I promise you will feel better."

-- Marilu

Healthy Life Kitchen
ISBN: 0060988576

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2002

If you're like most people, 70 percent of what's in your kitchen right now is unhealthy and has to go. Now the good news ...

This book will show you that there are healthy and tasty alternatives to everything in your refrigerator and pantry, and the transition is easier than you think.

When it comes to food, most of us go through a constant tug-of-war between the foods we love and the foods we feel we should be eating. But what if we didn't have to give up our favourite foods? What if we could take recipes from our childhood or our favourite cookbooks and find healthier ways to enjoy them?

Marilu Henner's Healthy Life Kitchen shows you a new way, a better way, to create a "health factory" in your home. Out go the red meat, dairy, and refined sugar products, and in come the freshest fruits, vegetables, grains, soy, seafood, poultry, and seasonings imaginable-and, in a few easy steps, you've created a Healthy Life you!

After inspiring legions of readers with Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover and The 30-Day Total Health Makeover, Marilu presents the first cookbook in her bestselling series.

I Refuse to Raise a Brat
ISBN: 0060987308

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2000

Parents often confuse love with overindulgence, afraid to subject their children to a moment of frustration or deprive them of anything they might desire. But in order to become resilient and responsible adults, children must learn that they can't always get their way.

Since motherhood is now her most important role, beloved actress Marilu Henner has often turned to Dr. Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, a highly respected psychoanalyst, for advice on raising her own children. This practical, accessible guidebook that they've compiled together shows parents how to:

  • Establish parent-child contracts and effective methods of discipline
  • Handle temper tantrums, bedtime issues, sibling rivalry, lying, and much more
  • Help their children tolerate frustration and become comfortable with difficult feelings

Filled with dozens of real-life questions, practical advice, and humorous anecdotes, I Refuse to Raise a Brat is a witty and useful resource to help parents raise secure and self-reliant children.

Healthy Kids: Help Them Eat Smart and Stay Active--for Life!
ISBN: 0060528524

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2004

We all want our children to be fit and healthy, but the current invasion of fast food, sugary snacks, and oversize portions are creating an epidemic of overweight, inactive, and unhealthy kids. The powerful influences of the fast-food industry, omnipresent junk food advertising, and the vicious cycle of TV, computer games, and Internet addictions only make our children more susceptible to a sedentary lifestyle and a lifetime of bad habits and obesity. Now, health pioneer and dedicated mom Marilu Henner says it's time to say good-bye to sugarcoated cereals, artificially colored cheese puffs, oceans of sugary soft drinks, nutritionally deficient school lunches, and fastfood supermeals!

As Marilu explains, parents who want the best for their children need to feed them fresh, whole foods to grow by. In Healthy Kids she shows you how to create a healthy, balanced lifestyle for your kids and how to make the transition from dairy-, fat-, sugar-, and chemical-laden foods to the vibrant, natural, nourishing foods we were all meant to eat.

Healthy Kids offers a proven plan to help parents and kids alike learn to eat healthier and feel better. Inspiring and enjoyable to read, it features:

  • More than 100 mouthwatering recipes your children will love

  • Helpful, creative suggestions on getting your child into the habit of exercise

  • Scores of tips on transitioning from dead food to live food

  • A special For Kids Only section with fabulous food-based puzzles, games, and challenges

  • Age-specific recommendations for what foods your children might like

  • Timesaving shopping lists and helpful food preparation charts

  • Expert advice from pediatricians, physical trainers, teachers, and expert nutritionists on all aspects of nourishing your family

As Marilu says, Healthy Food = Healthy Children. And Healthy Kids provides the essential information on creating a lifetime of nutritional eating habits for your growing children.

Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future
ISBN: 145165121X

Gallery Books. 2012

Moonwalking with Einstein made memory hot, and now beloved actress and New York Times bestselling author Marilu Henner presents an engaging, personal, and prescriptive guide to enhancing your life by improving your memory.Albert Einstein says, " Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Marilu Henner takes it a step further, explaining, " That’s not insanity it’s bad memory." Known for her relatable voice, sense of humor, and life-changing advice, Marilu now serves up an inspiring guide describing how an enhanced memory can help you to improve the quality of your life, come to terms with your past, and achieve your goals. In 2010, millions of viewers tuned in to an episode of 60 Minutes which featured Marilu as someone with Superior Autobiographical Memory—an uncanny ability to recall details of every day of her life—a talent shared by only six other people i


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