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, girls stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and magnificent. either have over 5 million dependable readers. either are hungry for fulfillment. however the similarities cease there.
With over a hundred kilos at the scale setting apart them, weight isn't their in simple terms distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one that can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She offers neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her funds together with her strict day-by-day exercise session regimen, and weighing of nutrients. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. residing 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 exhibit, their lives intersect in methods neither can have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and known to any lady who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana discover they've got way more in universal than both may have potentially imagined, and extra importantly, anything to supply.
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Extra resources for 150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures
Nobody leaned against the shiny blue fenders, rested elbows on the hood, or set paper plates there while they ate. Aurelia didn’t even want to hear King’s tapes. It was as if the car was wired up to some thing. As if it might give off a shock when touched. Later, when Gordie came, he brushed the glazed chrome and gently tapped the tires with his toes. He would not go riding in it, either, even though King urged his father to experience how smooth it ran. We heard the car move off, wheels crackling in the gravel and cinders.
I got that patch for him. King. They think the world of him down in the Cities. Everybody knows him. They know him by that hat. It’s his number one. ” Eli took the hat off and turned it around in his hands. He squinted at the patch and read it aloud. Then he nodded, as if it had finally dawned on him what she was talking about, and he turned it back around. “Let me wear it for a while,” Lynette cajoled. Then she took it. 33 Put it on her head and adjusted the brim. ” Uncle Eli took his old cap off his knee and put it on his head.
She always did things this way, to teach you lessons. So I wasn’t surprised. It was playacting, anyway, because a stove isn’t very hot underneath right along the floor. They aren’t made that way. Otherwise a wood floor would burn. So I said yes and got down on my stomach and reached under. I meant to grab it quick and jump up again, before she could think up another lesson, but here it happened. Although I groped for the cup, my hand closed on nothing. That cup was nowhere to be found. I heard her step toward me, a slow step.
150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures by Kate Rockland
Categories: Contemporary Literature