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 a hundred and fifty pounds
In the short paced lifetime of running a blog, ladies stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and very good. either have over 5 million unswerving readers. either are hungry for fulfillment. however the similarities cease there.
With over a hundred kilos at the scale keeping apart them, weight isn't their in simple terms distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the single 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 work out regimen, and weighing of meals. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. dwelling 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 seem as panelists on a favored speak express, their lives intersect in methods neither can have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and widespread to any girl who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana become aware of they've got way more in universal than both may have probably imagined, and extra importantly, whatever to supply.
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150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures by Kate Rockland