Good Luck With That

Good Luck With That

Book - 2018
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"The newest heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author tells the story of two friends who make a promise to face their deepest hopes and greatest fears by agreeing to stop waiting to lose weight and start living now. Marley, Georgia, and Emerson met at fat camp as teens, and they never would have survived it without each other. They bonded against the disapproval of their family and friends by loving each other for who they were and dreaming together of when things would be better--something they formalized by writing up a list of all the things they'd do once they lost the weight... Now, seventeen years later, Emerson is morbidly obese and on her death bed from the strain of her weight on her heart. She calls Marley and Georgia to her side one last time and makes them promise her to stop waiting to live, and do the list now"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780451489395
045148939X
Branch Call Number: Higgins Kristan
F Higgins
Characteristics: pages ; cm

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Apr 13, 2018

This is the story about three girls who meet at fat camp and struggle with their weight. Now they are adults. Emerson is almost 600 lbs and soon dies from her weight. Georgia struggles with body image even when she looses all her weight. Because she can't believe someone would love her for her, she sabotages her marriage. And Marley, a personal chef who is athletic and in love with a guy who doesn't want to be seen in public with her. I have struggled with my weight all my life and so I can understand how each of these women deal with food and their struggle with losing weight. Marley has accepted she will never be model skinny. She eats healthy, works out regularly and is a cheerful, positive person who can quickly tell someone off. Georgia, or G as her nephew Mason calls her, worries about has someone been nice to her because her ulcer has made her lose weight or are the actually seeing her for her. There are some family members who are just nasty, some that are total sweethearts and you want to curl up with them and some you wish were in the book more. I found myself looking back on my life and thinking about which of these three women am I? I think I'm a little of all of them. Kristan does a great job of humanizing these women and shining a light on the fact that everyone has flaws and we all react differently and deal with them in different ways. I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I stayed up 2 hours longer than I meant to so I could finish. I cheered the entire book for these women to be happy.

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