"My dad looked over the fitness chapter because, you know, he knows a lot about that stuff."
That line drew some laughs from the full house upstairs at Barnes & Noble last week, and why not? After all, it was spoken by Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
Katherine Schwarzenegger was here to talk about her new book, "Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back."
The third-year communications major at USC has been touring the country recently, delivering her blend of bright-eyed and enthusiastic pep talks to legions of young people. In particular, she details the challenges that many young women face today.
"It's incredible the effect that the media and popular culture has," she told me. "They promote these airbrushed, Photoshopped images of glamorous women on billboards, in magazines and on TV. False images that young girls then aspire to. Totally unrealistic dress sizes and styles. It's beyond dangerous."