Schwarzenegger Inspires

Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter to Arnold and Maria Shriver, has written a new book to help inspire young women and tackle the body image issues they face. Growing up with famous parents and in the heart of Hollywood, the 20-year-old is no stranger to the pressure young women face when it comes to beauty. Schwarzenegger's new book, available September 14, is called Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who’s Been There and Back.

Katherine Schwarzenegger's new book just might be another silly celebrity tell-all. Or it just might be something of substance with valuable lessons and promise for a generation of women who are flooded with pressure to be beautiful and perfect.

Rock what you've got!

Rock What You've Got by the 20-year-old daughter of action-star-turned-California-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver is due out September 14.

Katherine Schwarzenegger hopes to encourage young girls to avoid an unhealthy fixation on their weight and looks -- something she is all too familiar with growing up with famous parents under the harsh spotlight of Hollywood.

According to the news release Schwarzenegger wants "girls to read this and feel that it's OK to be themselves -- and to understand that every girl can be beautiful no matter what size and shape she is. You don't have to look like you're on a billboard to feel beautiful."

The University of Southern California junior also provides a look at her upbringing -- from her famous actor dad to her mom's side of the family among the Kennedys -- in the book.

Katherine Schwarzenegger

"I never thought I would write a book," she continued in the release. "But my fuel came from research and information on the growing number of girls who feel so much pressure to be thin -- and how young all of this is starting. My goal is to let girls know they're not alone when they're going through this and to spread the word about what young girls are going through today. Society needs to know about the kind of pressure that is put on girls. We have to change it in some way."

Katherine Schwarzenegger was inspired to write the book after she overheard her eight-year-old cousins talking about their bodies in a negative light, something that hit home as she had struggled with body image as a young girl as well.

According to Katherine, they were "?talking about how they don't want to be fat and how they want to be sexy." The book also features a section for moms with tips on how to raise daughters to have a positive body image.

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Comments on "Katherine Schwarzenegger releases book to motivate women"

Brenda Woods September 29, 2010 | 5:40 AM

Katherine is an inspiration to young girls. My grand daughter just started middle school (ll years old) and the first day of school, she was "bullied" by some of her own friends because she came back to school with glasses. She was devistated. My husband actually saw her on one of the morning shows talking about her book and her own experiences growning up. We went out and bought her book and gave it to our grand daughter. Her attitude has changed. She will now be her own person and will not let the "bullies" get her down any longer. Thank you Katherine for writing this book and giving my grand daughter the courage to hold her head high and be a better person. Thanks again! Brenda Woods

krezy youssef September 14, 2010 | 11:23 AM

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THE OLDESET MAN September 13, 2010 | 10:42 PM

THis yound girl little is one of the nicest people I have met in Sacromento. She offered to show me where something was in the capitol buildning and went out of her way to talk to me for more than she had too about 15 minutes on a hot evernoon in early spring. she is truly and beautiful girl both inside ane out and was a very pleasure young leader going out of her way to talk to a old 88 year old man and his grandsons. If she decides to go realluy into politics it would seem that she would been extrememly succcessful in any career she choices. Funny, bright and witty and you would never knnown sher father was arnold. Likely person and this is what oour counrty needs today. Young people whothinks for themselves and listens to others, maybe even if that didn;t like what the other was saying they were extrememly prolight. This is the type of politician we need today not just in California but washington D>C as well. I am getting old and wont be around much longer after these elections and would like to ssee SCaliofornia come bace top whata it was before Regan got into off and Californina had the 5 th highest GNP in the whole. We have the weather, the people, the products and the will to be great again but alll parties much work together and bring us back to tht glory years and most of all stop the spending spending spending. the EPA has killed us over the years and that is somthing that must be faced too. California still is one of the most beautiful states of the union and has the ability to be on top agaIN SOON IS EVEFYONE PULLS TOGETHER AND MAKES IT SOOOOOOOO.

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