150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures by Kate Rockland

By Kate Rockland

A smartly-written novel of 2 girls 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 short paced lifetime of running a blog, ladies stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and brilliant. either have over 5 million dependable readers. either are hungry for achievement. however the similarities cease there.

With over a hundred kilos at the scale keeping apart them, weight isn't their purely distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one that can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She provides neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her funds along with her strict day-by-day exercise session 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 well-liked speak exhibit, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and time-honored to any girl who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana notice they've got way more in universal than both can have very likely imagined, and extra importantly, anything to provide.

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The stars were out now, and in the pale silvery glow she could see his sharp features and hollow cheeks, his blue eyes and curly hair. She realized in that moment, when he looked so sad, how much he laughed and smiled, even when the sun was broiling or the dust was choking or the gunshots were exploding in the air. He could always smile. Except now he wasn舗t. He handed her a smallish yellow envelope. 舡 舠Course not. 舡 Journalists and producers and photojournalists the world over knew about telegrams.

All the rest of the workday, while she analyzed different facets of the operation, looking for ways to maximize profit, and as she sat through endless management and scheduling meetings, she found herself remembering how in love her parents had looked. The truth was, she had never been able to understand how a woman could be capable of passionately adoring her husband while simultaneously despising her children. No, that wasn舗t right. Mom didn舗t despise Meredith and Nina. She just didn舗t care about them.

What kind of woman could she have become? And then it was gone like a soap bubble, and she was back where she belonged. 舡 舠Seven o舗clock,舡 she said. 舠By all means,舡 he said, turning the page. 舡 Meredith was at her desk by eight o舗clock. As usual, she was the first to arrive and went about the cubicle-divided space on the warehouse舗s second floor flipping on lights. She passed by her dad舗s office舒empty now舒pausing only long enough to glance at the plaques by his door. Thirteen times he舗d been voted Grower of the Year and his advice was still sought out by competitors on a regular basis.

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