SELF’S L.A. STRETCH: Self editor in chief Lucy Danziger made a stop in Los Angeles Tuesday night to cohost a book party with Jennifer Aniston for yoga guru Mandy Ingber’s first book “Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover” (Seal Press) at Soho House West Hollywood. “I was surprised that I was able to do it. I definitely had some doubts,” Ingber said about taking on a book. “The way I wrote the book is the same way I work out: I would do two hours a day, no more and no less. The actual writing took about five or six months.” Of building her brand, which has received a huge boost from longtime followers, friends and guests like Aniston and Kate Beckinsale, she said, “People are really generous and give me credit [for their bodies]. To have so many great women support me has helped so much. But I also look to them for advice on how to stay grounded. That takes a lot in this town.”
Aniston, who has been working with Ingber for eight years, said “The book is so Mandy. Even in the first five pages she exposes a lot of herself and shares her journey. And how loving she is as a friend to me, you really do get that from this book. You feel like someone rooting for you.” Of giving Ingber props, Aniston said, “I tell everybody about her. To the point where I can barely see her anymore. I’m lucky if I get her twice a week.”
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Said Danziger, “Actors are great messengers. Their hours are punishing and for them to say, ‘I take time to have a healthy body,’ is a great way for our readership to understand that busy people make this is a priority and they can schedule it too.” Danziger also mentioned the baby boom at Condé Nast. “Self is leading the way. There are four senior editors having babies, and our West Coast editor, Tessa Benson, just had a baby. Our deputy editor, Megan Murphy, has been doing fitness segments on TV with huge belly like it’s no big deal.”