So evidently Kirstie Alley‘s drastic weight loss from competing on the reality show Dancing with the Stars has given the actress a whole new outlook on life. The saying goes you’re only as young as you feel, but Alley is deciding to take that to a whole different level and plans to prove it in writing. The former Fat Actress is in talks to ink a book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint to write about being fabulous at 60. A source claims the book is due out July of 2012 and will chronicle Kirstie’s life as she lives up to the mantra, “60 is the new 30.” A 30 year difference seems like an excessive leap to me. Would that mean that 50 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 10? If that’s the case then I should be chilling out in a crib drinking from a bottle like that adult baby guy (maybe him and Kirstie should talk). I get what she’s trying to do (saying that just because you’re over the hill doesn’t mean you’re going to be pushing up daisies anytime soon) but let’s not cut off half your age.
Everyone watched in amazement at Kirstie’s transformation on the dance floor this past season. Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised Alley for being “the new poster child for life as it should be lived at 60.” With all the rehearsals and dance routines to learn, the Dancing Cougar ended up dropping 30 pounds on the show alone and has continued to slim down even further. Not to Megan Fox‘s size like she was supposedly claiming, but still she looks great. Regardless, he new trim physique seems to have put a bounce back in the actress’s step and she wants to help spread the joy and stifle the dread of aging with this new book. Her agent commented, “We are in talks with Atria for a book by Kirstie Alley, but we have not signed any papers yet.” Alley’s first book, How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life, in 2005 was not very successful and ranked No. 845,001 on Amazon.com’s list. Let’s hope this one will make more of a splash.
Source: NY Post