By Kate Rockland
A smartly-written novel of 2 ladies beginning at contrary ends of the scale--and discovering compromise and friendship of their trip in the direction of a hundred and fifty pounds
In the quick paced lifetime of running a blog, ladies stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and outstanding. either have over 5 million unswerving readers. either are hungry for fulfillment. however the similarities cease there.
With over a hundred kilos at the scale isolating them, weight isn't their merely distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one who can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She supplies neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her cash along with her strict day-by-day exercise routine regimen, and weighing of nutrients. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. dwelling in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is an individual who “collects friends,” as her mom places it; and treasures a lifetime of increasing circles...and waistlines.
When either look as panelists on a favored speak express, their lives intersect in methods neither can have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and established to any lady who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana observe they've got way more in universal than both may have potentially imagined, and extra importantly, whatever to supply.
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The male gets out & takes the towel from her & dries off, still thinking that something is bothering him & it may have nothing to do with the water draining. ] Male: [reaching past her to grab deodorant] I love you more than anything. Female: [combing her hair] Hey. [making eye contact in the mirror] Can you hand me that lipstick on the 41 windowsill, behind you? Male: [turning] Here you go. Female: [reaching behind her] Thanks, I- [she stops & looks at her hand then holds a shard of glass up to the mirror] Nice try.
We've tried the things that usually work. " He took me gently by the arm & led me from my chair to a door in the back corner of his office. I had never been through it & did not know what was beyond it. Dad & Mom & the Counselor followed us through the door & down a long cream-colored corridor that led into a second corridor. One wall of the second corridor was clear plexiglas, & on the other side of the plexiglas were little pale cells, like an indoor zoo. Most were empty, but the Counselor took my arm & led me down to the cell at the end, within which a giant rat beast was crouched, doing schoolwork.
Let us sleep with the pigs. Go off & say to the sky, FORGET THIS RAT, LET'S BIND SOMEBODY ELSE. When he dug, he didn't want to dig, when he sat in the dirt he didn't want to sit. He wanted to reach out a paw & find the word & speak it in a loud voice that everyone would understand. He didn't want to be lonely. He finally chose the door that made him happy to walk through. But Word, you weren't behind that door. 50 In a chalk mine there's no quagmire. In a slate mine is no still lake for drowning.
150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures by Kate Rockland