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 one hundred 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 significant. either have over 5 million unswerving 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 routine regimen, and weighing of nutrients. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. dwelling in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is somebody who “collects friends,” as her mom places it; and treasures a lifetime of increasing circles...and waistlines.
When either seem as panelists on a well-liked speak convey, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and commonplace to any lady who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana detect they've got way more in universal than both can have most likely imagined, and extra importantly, anything to supply.
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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 kilos
In the short paced lifetime of running a blog, girls stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and incredible. 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 isolating them, weight isn't their in basic terms distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one that can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She supplies neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her funds together with her strict day-by-day exercise session regimen, and weighing of foodstuff. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. dwelling in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is a person 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 convey, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and wide-spread to any girl who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana detect they've got way more in universal than both can have probably imagined, and extra importantly, whatever to supply.
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But the lost car keys, The broken shoelace, The overcharge at the gas pump Which we broach without comment—these are the things that eat away at life, these constant vibrations In the web of the unremarkable. The death of a father—the death of the mother— The sudden loss shocks the living flesh alive! But the broken pair of glasses, The tear in the trousers, These begin an ache behind the eyes. And it’s this ache to which we will ourselves Oblivious. We are oblivious. Then, one morning—there’s a crack in the water glass—we wake to find ourselves undone.
I fear that, like Proserpine—whose husband, Too, was underground—my mother will divided be ’tween A world  Of the living and a world of the dead. And—though her stays in each will be temporary—her loss Will be perpetual. And profound.  THE HOWLING OF THE GODS It was so loud it was so quiet we didn’t sleep we slept. We didn’t dream. We dreamt of panthers and hatpins, orchids and ashbins. There was no moon; no moon was there Ever so magnificent. Even the dogs were mesmerized. Make that: the gods—even the gods were mesmerized.