I Am Invincible

Norma Kamali with Sarah Brown. Abrams, $35 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-4197-4740-3
Fashion designer Kamali (Facing East) shares valuable wisdom for women on building a healthy lifestyle in this empowering handbook. To create a more replenishing routine, Kamali recommends holistic solutions (such as acupuncture treatments and regular meditation) as well as quick fixes (like giving oneself a morning massage). She shares tips for sleeping, such as investing in one’s bed, creating the perfect space, and limiting screen time at night, and provides wellness recommendations and immune boosting tips from celebrity doctor Andrew Weil, including to follow a plant-based diet, avoid sugar and GMOs, and take probiotics. For exercise, Kamali suggests a mix of simple practices (among them, dancing) and more structured routines of at-home exercises and stretches. In the book’s second half, she dispenses hard-won advice and observations (“If you look good and feel good, your actual age makes no difference for all you are able to do”) alongside her own life story, including a toxic first marriage, becoming a designer to celebrities, finding “reinvention” in her 50s, and meeting her soul mate at age 65. The beautiful design is a standout feature, with gorgeously rendered affirmations (“Little girls with dreams become women with vision”) and delightful photos peppered throughout. Kamali’s message of positivity will be a treat for women of all ages. (Feb.)
Reviewed on : 01/13/2021
Release date: 01/01/2021
Genre: Nonfiction
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