Home Books Suzanne Somers Scores Huge Book Promotion with “SATC 2”

Suzanne Somers — as someone whose weight goes up and down, I have come to agree with a lot of her dieting theories. She’s smarter than you think and still cute as a button.

She’s scored a big coup with “Sex and the City 2.” One of her 19 books on health and nutrition, “Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness,” is heavily featured in the movie that opens on Thursday.  And I do mean, heavily featured. Kim Cattrall‘s Samantha–who announces that she’s “fifty-f-ing-two” and going through menopause–declares that she lives by it. She hands it to everyone in the movie. Forget Oprah. This is a book publisher’s dream. By the end of the movie, women are exchanging copies of “Breakthrough,” with the cover very prominent.

Somers and her husband manager Alan Hamel were at the big “SATC 2” premiere last night; I ran into them at the swell Lincoln Center party with the Arnold Kopelsons. Suzanne told me, “The producers called and asked, Would I mind if they used the book? I said, Sure.” She laughed. (I think this is a true story. I’ve never seen a product plug like this; who knows?)

Somers is a cancer survivor, a recovering everything, and a TV icon from “Three’s Company.” She’s a Hollywood survivor, too. You want to high five her when you see her. “I’m working on my 20th book,” she said. Her books have covered dieting and all kinds of women’s issues. She is often criticized, mostly by doctors, I think, who are jealous of all the ink she gets. But really: you know she’d be one of Samantha’s clients. Bravo!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
14 replies to this post
  1. Hello – here in Denmark we have learned to know Suzanne Somers through Lifewave patches, which I am working with. She is a very clever journalist and outhor. It is very interesting to read her interviews with David Schmidt. I have had very good results with the patches especially Glutathione and Carnosine.
    Kind regards Milli from Denmark

  2. I saw the movie and thought it was fantastic that she was shown. When Samantha started taking all those supplements around the first half of the movie when they were all sitting at breakfast, I started to think, sounds really familiar… then boom! she shows the book. It was great because I had already read it and of course think it’s brilliant. Kudos and what a surprise.. a really great one!! Can’t wait to read her next book. I’m sure it’s going to be another great one.

  3. We can’t say enough about Suzanne and the courage, dedication and determination that she brings to her crusade to enlighten and improve the lives of us gently aging boomers. Hormones have made a huge difference in ours.
    It is hard to always be a shining example but both she and Alan inspire us with their enthusiasm and zest for life.
    I can’t think of a better way for her to spread her great message than a film like that!! make sure to leave the gates open for those Brinks trucks to unload!!!
    Ciao for now,

    Kristin and Guido Basso xoxo

  4. Thank You to David Schmidt for developing Lifewave pads and to Suzanne Somers spreading the information. I will do what I can to spread the bennefits of Clutatione and Carnosine to the people I meet and specially in Fredericia Denmark.

  5. Alan and Suzanne are extraordinary and courageous pioneers in the work of each of us being responsible for our health. Delegating it to the profit centers in the health “scare” community can be….not always but certainly can be the kiss of death.

  6. The world Needs more Suzanne Somers, she is one that is making a difference in the world! It is to bad so many believe everything their doctors say. So from this Canadian thank God for you!!

  7. Hi I just want to say that people here in Denmark don’t know Suzanne Somers that much, but I am working with the patches from LifeWave and I am shrilled that David Schmidt from LifeWave is in the book off Suzanne Somers that is shown in the movie where he is explaining the importans off Glutathione for antioxidant bennefits.
    Enjoy life
    Kind regard Mianne from Denmark.

  8. A plug for your work in a major film (SATC2) is quite an acheivement! Congrats to both you and Alan from Joyce and I. Love to you both …Joyce and Sascha

  9. What an honor for Hollywood! This amazing icon is loved by so many! You go girl!!!!!!!! It’s about time she is recognized in such a FUN way, no drama, just FUN!

  10. I am thankful to Suzanne for sharing her life with the world. Her book, “The Sexy Years” helped me to discover that my hormones were so out of whack, I was losing my mind. I was able to catch this early enough to make a difference quickly. Now, I am shouting it from the rooftops to anyone who will listen. There are too many women out there that are suffering for no reason, and shouldn’t have to be popping pills to get thru a day. Thanks again Suzanne!

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