Wendy Williams talks 'Ask Wendy' book: 'I've been on a diet everyday of my life'

Talk show diva Wendy Williams has released her sixth book, Ask Wendy, named after the popular advice segment seen on her syndicated talk show.

“Ask Wendy” has become more than just a fan-favorite TV segment; it’s now her calling card. Wendy has helped her steadily growing audience of viewers cope with everything from backstabbing girlfriends and deadbeat boyfriends to crazy mothers-in-law and jealous coworkers.

In her new book, the 48-year-old TV personality straight talks on topics like style, body image, office etiquette, and of course she tackles wild sex questions.

During an interview with theGrio, Williams opened up about her personal struggle with weight loss, a topic she also addresses in her book.

“I could lie to you and tell you that I’m fine with the way that I am right now, but the fact is my parents have done a number on me,” Williams confessed. “And that number will forever have me pinching an inch, checking in the mirror and obsessing over calories for the rest of my life… I’ve been on a diet every single day of my life.”

Williams has been proclaimed by the media as “the queen of daytime talk,” and although she says Oprah Winfrey didn’t inspire her to become a talk show host, she acknowledges Winfrey’s accomplishments in front and behind the camera.

“Hats off to all the woman and men who did it before me,” Williams said. “Especially Oprah, because she was the first one to grab the brass ring and not just take ownership of her show, but turn everything she is into what culminates into a billion dollar business, which is fantastic. But I just want my fair slice of the pie here on daytime.”

Ask Wendy is now available in retail stores nationwide.

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