Waisted

Waisted

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Atria Books, 2019
ISBN: 9781501131417
1501131419
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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TheresaAJ
Jul 08, 2019

What would you do to lose weight? This novel explores that idea through two women, Alice and Daphne, who are desperate to lose their extra pounds. Each has agreed to be part of a documentary which turns out to be a very cruel experiment. When the women realize what's being done to them, they exact their revenge. Meyers explores the pressure that our culture, society, and families put on women to attain physical perfection in both a sad and hilarious story. I especially liked the diet tips and the women's experience with each one that were sprinkled throughout the book.

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darladoodles
May 17, 2019

That darned number on the scale. The endless "dieting" and calorie counting. It is a treadmill many of us have and are experiencing and I applaud Meyers for addressing it head on. The women who participate in the "Waisted" documentary are diverse in race and background, yet all struggle with viewing food in a healthy way. Reading this book made me think about issues like beauty, strength, value and honoring our parents. The plot was not as compelling as the synopsis implies due to the additional time spent processing and readjusting life trajectories for Alice and Daphne. I found myself just waiting for it to end rather than relishing the ending.

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TheresaAJ
Jul 08, 2019

TIP: Control your appetite by using red crockery. Researchers theorize that red is associated with "danger and prohibition." -- Researchers from the University of Parma, published in the journal Appetite

DOLLARS SPENT ON RED DISHES AND KITCHEN GOODS: Endless

WEIGHT LOST: None

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