Schwarzenegger’s daughter to release self-help book

September 11th, 2010 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS  

Arnold Schwarzenegger Los Angeles, Sep 11 (DPA) Katherine Schwarzenegger, the oldest daughter of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is launching her own bid for stardom.
The 20-year-old daughter of the action movie star-turned-politician is releasing a self-help book for teens, titled “Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty”.

The book will come out next week according to a statement Friday from the Annenberg School of Journalism in Southern California, where she is a student.

The book deals with eating disorders, self-esteem problems and body image issues.

Schwarzenegger said she was inspired to write the book after overhearing her eight-year-old cousins worry about being too fat and not sexy enough.

“I want girls to read this and feel that it’s OK to be themselves - and to understand that every girl can be beautiful no matter what size and shape she is,” she said.

“You don’t have to look like you’re on a billboard to feel beautiful. I really wanted to correct girls’ perception of that.”

She said her parents were strict, but at the same time understanding and supportive, and that her body-builder father kept her from consuming too many calories.

Katherine is also following her mother’s example. Mary Shriver, niece of the assassinated US president John F. Kennedy, worked for many years as a journalist and wrote several books.

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