Renée Taylor looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. A self-described “diet junkie,” Taylor dishes out juicy anecdotes about -- and weight loss tips from -- Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Cary Grant (she used to think that if she ate like a star, she’d just might live like one). By sharing her highs and lows – on and off the scale – as only she could, Renée Taylor proves how the ability to laugh will get you through it all.
Renée explains, “A few years ago, I had the pleasure to work with my friend Nora Ephron on her wonderful play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. I told her that, as a woman who had worn every size from 4 to 18 over the years, my version of the play would be called, Love, Loss, and What I Ate. Well, this is that play, but I ended up calling it MY LIFE ON A DIET.”
This production is made possible with generous support from the David Bohnett Foundation.
Critics have described My Life on a Diet as "fascinating, lighthearted, spicy” (New York Times), and as providing “laughs and unexpectedly tender moments” (Newsday).