Janet Jackson emerged from the shadows of an already famous family to become one of the most beloved, recognizable, and influential performers in the world. But at what cost?
From the age of ten, when she made her acting debut on Good Times, Janet was told by Hollywood that she needed to slim down. Her well-meaning brothers, especially fun-loving Michael, teased her relentlessly until she began to believe that who she was wasn’t good enough. It was an idea that no amount of critical acclaim in television and film or, later, international platinum success in music could change.
Janet turned to food for comfort and escape. She developed a self-destructive pattern familiar to so many of us: fear and uncertainty led to bad feelings about herself and ultimately depression. The depression led to overeating. And her yo-yoing weight was painfully obvious in the bright lights of the entertainment world.
It has taken Janet most of her adult life to come to terms with who she is. But she has finally broken free of the attitudes that brought her down and has embraced realistic goals that help her eat better, exercise better, feel better, and ultimately be better.
This book is about meeting those challenges that face all of us. With candor and courage, Janet shares her painful journey to loving herself. She addresses the crazy rumors that have swirled around her for most of her life, shines an intimate light on her family, and pulls us behind the velvet rope into her unforgettable career. She also shares lessons she has learned through contact with friends and fans and reveals the fitness secrets she has learned from her trainer. Finally, her nutritionist, David Allen, unveils the wholesome, delicious recipes and lifestyle-changing tips that helped Janet get in shape—mind and spirit, heart and soul.
True You is a call to tune in to your own fundamental wisdom, to let go of the ugly comparisons, and to understand that who you are, the true you, is more than enough.
“I’m loved, I’m valued, and I’m capable of achieving balance in my life. I can learn to eat well. I can exercise. I can express gratitude for the simple act of being able to breathe in and breathe out. I can move away from darkness and depression to light and hope. I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be.
I am me, the true me; you are you, the true you—and that’s good. That’s beautiful. That’s enough.”
Crafted with a distinct zero-gap aluminum unibody, the HTC One is ready to reshape your smartphone experience with a live home screen that streams all of your favorite content, a photo gallery that comes to life, and dual frontal stereo speakers. This 4G LTE-enabled smartphone runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), which combines with HTC Sense to create an amazing mobile experience that's been re-imagined from the ground up.The HTC One ensures you're never out of touch with your world (view larger).
The HTC One's full metal body features a slim, solid construction with tapered edges for a satisfying grip, and it's complemented by a brilliant 4.7-inch Full HD 1080p display that resists scratches and reduces glare. It's powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, and it's packed with 32 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM for excellent multitasking.
HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe: Your Photos Brought to Life
The HTC UltraPixel Camera redefines how you capture, relive, and share your most precious moments. With this innovative camera technology, you'll be able to quickly shoot vivid, true-to-life images with a wide range of colors, even in low light conditions -- it lets in 300 percent more light, enabling you to take photos indoors without a flash. And this is accomplished not by increasing the number of megapixels in the camera, but by engineering a more advanced CMOS Sensor, ISP, and optical lens system that captures significantly more light than most 8 or 13 megapixel cameras.
With HTC Zoe mode, press the shutter and the HTC One automatically captures up to 20 photos and a 3-second video -- including the last second of images before you tapped the picture button. It can also create a 30-second Zoe Highlight film from each event comprised of Zoes, photos, and videos with professionally designed cuts, transitions, and effects -- just ad your choice of pre-loaded soundtrack. These highlight videos can be remixed or set to different themes, and can be easily shared on social networks, email, and other services.
Multi-axis optical image stabilization for the rear camera also helps ensure video footage smoother whether stationary or on the move. Other features and effects include enhanced 360-degree panorama, time sequencing, and object removal. Self portraits and video are also easily captured via the front-facing camera, which supports 1080p video capture.
HTC BlinkFeed: A Personal Live Stream on Your Home Screen
At the heart of the HTC One experience is HTC BlinkFeed, which transforms your home screen into a single live stream of the things that are most important to you --from sports and technology to games and fashion and even your favorite social network feeds. It's all customized by you, and it's constantly updated live.
To see more detail, just tap on any item in your HTC BlinkFeed to view text, pictures and videos, and then share it with just a couple more taps. HTC provides both local and global content from more than 1,400 media sources with more than 10,000 articles per day from a wide variety of media sources.
- 3G/4G LTE connectivity
Sprint 4G LTE network is available in limited markets
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense
- 1.7 GHz quad-core processor
- 4.7-inch touchscreen Full HD display (1080 x 1920)
- HTC UltraPixel Camera on the rear
- Front 2.1-MP camera with 1080p video
- 32 GB storage + 2 GB of RAM
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 + NFC
- Up to 19 hours of usage time
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HTC BoomSound: Sharper, Richer, Louder
One of the best audio experiences of any mobile phone available today, HTC BoomSound features front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses you in music, videos, games and the YouTube clips you love. Beats Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you're listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.
HTC Sense TV: Your Interactive TV Guide
Tired of remotes taking up valuable couch space? The new HTC One is ready to help you channel surf. With Sense TV, all it takes is a few simple steps and you'll be able to select TV channels, access program guides, adjust audio, and more with your HTC One. Find your favorite shows, and it will notify you when they're on.
HTC Sense TV also lets you easily control your TV, set-top box, and home theater, right from your phone -- so you never have to search for your remote again.
HTC Backup and Restore
Keep all the stuff on your HTC One safe, no matter what happens. Your vital phone settings, accounts, and apps are all backed up to the cloud daily, automatically.
Just connect your old phone to Wi-Fi to transfer your contacts, photos, music, videos, calendar, and more to your new HTC One.
HTC Sync Manager
Sync your personal info, photos, music, and even iTunes files from your Mac or PC onto your new HTC One.
What's in the Box
HTC One smartphone, 2300 mAh battery, USB cable, wall charger, stereo headset, quick start guide