I am now on my 3rd read of her autobiography, and yes--my admiration for her has grown to stalker proportions. OK, not really, but I will admit that my #1 goal in life is to meet her in person. That's not stalker-ish is it?
Please allow me to share one of my favorite anecdotes from her autobiography, The Jean Nidetch Story:
I was on a panel once at which everyone else had a card in front of them with initials like PhD., M.D., M.S.N., R.D., and so on. I felt funny that I had no initials after my name, so I picked up my name card and wrote "F.F.H." after "Jean Nidetch". When I was asked what it stood for, I said, "Formerly Fat Housewife".
Come on, admit it. You love her too.
Anyway, just in case you are interested, there was a great article about Jean in the USAToday this morning. Enjoy!
Oh--by the way, I am currently working on my next retro WW recipe. It is Celery Parmigiana. Be afraid. Be very afraid.