Valerie Bertinelli then: bubbly sitcom star and America's Sweetheart turned rock star wife and tabloid headline. Valerie Bertinelli now: actress, single working mother of teenage rock star, and weight loss inspiration to millions. Losing It is Valerie's frank account of her life backstage and in the spotlight. From marital turmoil to the joys of a new career, from being one of the world's ten sexiest women (Penthouse) to hearing whispers about her weight in the grocery store, this is Valerie's surprising, uplifting, and empowering story. Book jacket.