Picks and Pans Review: Jaime Pressly ... Takes a Look Back

updated 03/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>• "It's not a memoir!" the My Name Is Earl star insists (she's only 31). Her new book includes thoughts on:

HER SHORT-LIVED EATING DISORDER "When I was 15, for a few months all I ate was one English muffin," Pressly says. "Then I started purging, [but] I stopped. I have such great friends. If not for them, I might've ended up in the hospital."

SON DEZI JAMES, 22 MONTHS "The love of my life. I'll never love another man as much."

THE CRITICS "Friends give backhanded compliments like, 'I actually enjoyed the book!' I'm like, 'Thanks. Glad it shocks you that I have a brain.'"

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