Extra Heavy on the Multi-Tasking for Mom-to-Be Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone, whose popular “The Kind Diet” book is just now coming out in paperback, reports, “I’m in the process of time management.”  Indeed.  “There are so many projects.  But the biggest one, of course, is that I’m about to have a baby.  How I can continue to work on so many things at the same time — while, hopefully, being this graceful, advanced mother remains to be seen,” she admits with a laugh.

The actress and green living advocate tells us, “I have two other books I want to write, three films coming out, and my website is one of my greatest obsessions.”  She also has a collection of cruelty-free, ecologically-friendly makeup bags and brushes heading to market.

Alicia is sticking close to home while promoting the “Kind Diet” tome that promotes the vegan lifestyle.  “I’ve stopped traveling, but I’m doing what I can,” she says.

She’s been gratified by the outpouring of thanks that have come her way since the book was first released.  Stories have come in from converts including one mother who explained how “The Kind Diet” saved her allergy-prone baby from a string of frightening symptoms — and from potentially living on medication for the rest of his life.  Other missives have come from “people who were helped with big things and with small things, from people who cured their migraines, cured mono, cured constipation, from people who had major weight loss,” Alicia says.

The actress is so committed to the environment, she insisted upon her book being printed only on 100 per cent recycled paper with soy ink.  Rodale Press complied.  “That was a deal-breaker for me,” she says.

The book took her eight years to complete.  “It wasn’t easy, but every day I wrote on it, I was so happy.  I’d go for days on end without leaving the house.  My husband would ask, ‘Baby, do you want to take a shower?’  And I’d say, ‘No, not now!'” she admits with a laugh.  “I felt happy, connected and in tune.  What I was doing felt truly valid.”

Not that she’s slowed down in her acting career.  Fresh from her first Broadway bow last year, opposite Laura Linney in Time Stands Still, she finished three film roles in a row.  They are: the comedy romance “Homework,” which is due in June; the forthcoming indie, “Butter,” about a girl who discovers a talent for butter carving; and Amy Heckerling’s “Vamps” comedy.  The latter has her and Sigourney Weaver as vampires and was “a lot of fun.  I think they’re just finishing up with that,” she adds.

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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