La Therapist’s Fierce Debut Book Carves Out Path Toward Body Acceptance and Conquering Dieting Woes Through Powerful Mini-Memoirs From Survivors

Small Press Releases a Book on Body Image and Eating Disorders

Portland, OR, January 21, 2021 --( Unsolicited Press announces the much-anticipated debut of "MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, & Body Image Issues" by Alli Spotts-De Lazzer, a nonfiction collaboration that takes on the normalized rhetoric of eating and body image.

A $702 billion global diet/nutrition and weight loss industry shows that people worldwide are devoted to achieving maximum health and their desired bodies. Yet mainstream approaches are failing these individuals, and sadly, science proves this. Intent on gaining the “health” and “happiness” that diets promise, consumers keep trying. They become sad and frustrated, believing they’re failing when they’re not. They simply need a legitimate, alternative path. Spotts-Delazzer’s book offers a new path.

The inspiring book is a blend of motivational self-help, memoir, psychology and health and wellness. Through the contributors’ diverse, real-life mini-memoirs followed by Spotts-De Lazzer’s commentaries, readers will learn about themselves and discover their unique, unconventional formulas for conquering their issues. Along the way, MeaningFULL will also guide them towards more self-appreciation, wellness, and fulfillment.

Alli Spotts-De Lazzer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a “CEDS” Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, a CEDS Supervisor, and a person on the other side of her own decades-long struggle with food battles and body dislike. Alli has presented educational workshops at conferences, graduate schools, and hospitals; published articles in academic journals, trade magazines, and online information hubs; and appeared as an eating disorders expert on local news. Her professional-related volunteerism includes co-chairing committees for both the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the Academy for Eating Disorders and creating #ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance!®, a series of public events sparking conversations about self-acceptance through fun, motivating messages. She was named the 2017 iaedp Member of the Year, and Mayor Garcetti declared July 13, 2017 “#ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! Day” in the City of Los Angeles.

Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors.

"MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, & Body Image Issues" is available on January 26, 2021 as a paperback (282 p.; 978-1-950730-69-8), audiobook, and e-book. The title is distributed to the trade by Ingram. An e-galley can be provided to those interested in partnering with us to promote the title.
Unsolicited Press
Eric Rancino