FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BY ALI VINCENT, FIRST FEMALE WINNER OF
THE BIGGEST LOSER
Contact: Yelena Gitlin
Communications Director, Rodale Books
212-573-0296 / Yelena.Gitlin@rodale.com
New York, NY and Emmaus, PA, March 10, 2009 — Rodale Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of BELIEVE IT, BE IT: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life by Ali Vincent, season 5 winner of the hit NBC television series The Biggest Loser and the show’s first female winner. Rodale Senior Editor, Julie Will, acquired U.S, Canadian, and Open Market rights; Andrea Barzi of ICM made the sale.
In BELIEVE IT, BE IT, Vincent will share her inspirational story and offer tips for other struggling to lose weight and make major life changes. Beginning with her childhood and teen years, BELIEVE IT, BE IT will take readers through the most important and life-changing moments in Vincent’s life, including: what led her to try out for The Biggest Loser, what really goes on at the legendary Biggest Loser ranch, how she made a spectacular comeback after being eliminated after her 4th week on the show, how she’s been able to maintain her 100+ pound weight loss, stay motivated, and help others since her win on the program.
Vincent continues to be the face of the Biggest Loser brand, appearing on the show, contributing to BiggestLoserClub.com, and promoting various Biggest Loser products, including the meal plan and fitness accessories. She is a frequent guest on national and local media and maintains an active speaking schedule.
BELIEVE IT BE IT will be published in November 2009.
About Rodale Inc.
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