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Waisted: A Novel

Waisted: A Novel


Waisted: A Novel

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9 hours
Lansat:
May 21, 2019
ISBN:
9781508293965
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In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme-weight-loss documentary discover self-love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers.

Alice and Daphne, both successful working mothers, both accomplished and seemingly steady, harbor the same secret: Obsession with their weight overshadows concerns about their children, husbands, work — and everything else of importance in their lives. Scales terrify them.

Daphne, plump in a family of model-thin women, learned at her mother’s knee that only slimness earns admiration. Alice, break-up skinny when she met her husband, risks losing her marriage if she keeps gaining weight.

The two women meet at Privation. Located in a remote Vermont mansion, the program promises fast, dramatic weight loss, and Alice, Daphne, and five other women are desperate enough to leave behind their families for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The catch? They must agree to always be on camera; afterward, the world will see Waisted: The Documentary.

The women soon discover the filmmakers have trapped them in a cruel experiment. With each pound lost, they edge deeper into obsession and instability...until they decide to take matters into their own hands.

A compulsively listenable and ultimately poignant examination of body image, family, and friendship, Waisted features Randy Susan Meyers’ signature “engaging and sharp” (Publishers Weekly) prose and is perfect for fans of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, Dietland by Sarai Walker, The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith, and Hunger by Roxane Gay.

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May 21, 2019
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Despre autor

Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters, spent eight years as assistant director of Common Purpose, a batterer intervention program where she worked with both batterers and domestic violence victims. Previously, she was director for the Mission Hill Community Centers where she worked with at-risk youth. She is the co-author of the nonfiction book Couples with Children. Her short fiction has been published in Perigee, Fog City Review, and Grub Street Free Press. She currently teaches fiction-writing seminars at the Grub Street Writers’ Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives in Boston with her husband and is the mother of two grown daughters.


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  • (3/5)
    Started out really strong then kind of fizzled out and the end. I wish Alice would’ve just left Clancy he was such a tool.