Nov 4, 2020
ROSIE MERCADO has been recognized as one of the “top 25 most powerful Latinas” by People en Español and named one of the “Top 6 Latinas You Should Know” by Latina Magazine. She is a bilingual certified Life Coach, Latina model and was a co-host on the talk show "Face the Truth" - produced by Dr. Phil McGraw. Rosie also guest-hosts and is a correspondent on leading Spanish-language networks, Telemundo and Univision, as well as on the Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors. But her road to success has not been an easy one!!
Rosie’s journey of losing 240 pounds as a single mother of 4 has been widely covered in the media and her amazing story of embracing authentic beauty against all odds has resonated with hundreds of thousands of English-and Spanish-speaking women worldwide.
Rosie talks about how she rose above self-esteem issues, used self-strength, and found happiness and success.
The Latina superstar shares the impossible true story of her fight to realize her dreams in this powerful book and inspirational guide filled with hard-earned, heartfelt advice for all women striving for independence.
Those who give the best advice are the ones who’ve lived life the hardest—those who have not only survived but thrived after overcoming adversity. THE GIRL WITH THE SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES (HarperOne; October 13, 2020; $24.99) is the remarkable story of Rosie Mercado’s journey from helplessness to becoming a model, life coach, and daytime celebrity—and to see her body, caderas y nalgas, and all, as a gift.
When Rosie was only 19, the father of her newborn walked out with no warning. With no college degree, no career, and addiction to emotional eating, Rosie was overwhelmed. How could she take care of a child when she could barely care for herself? Yet despite her lack of self-confidence, the courageous young woman rose from the ashes—only to fall again . . . and again.
The journey included three husbands, three divorces, 4 children, and years of abuse, infidelity, broken promises, and sleepless nights. Rosie's life was anything but easy, especially when her weight ballooned to 400 pounds. Yet she never ever gave up. When one door closed in her face, she picked herself up and knocked on another one. Despite the pain, the rejection, and the disappointment, there were small victories and successes. Each one gave her the strength to keep ongoing. Eventually, she found the courage to take control of her life, lost 240 pounds, and found the life she’s always wanted.
For women who feel trapped, isolated, fat, ugly, invisible, or less than; for the motivated, girl-boss, champions out there, The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues unfolds with raw honesty, courage, and hope.