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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 quick 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 achievement. however the similarities cease there.

With over a hundred kilos at the scale keeping apart them, weight isn't their simply distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one who 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 routine regimen, and weighing of meals. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. residing in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is anyone 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 exhibit, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and normal to any lady who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana notice they've got way more in universal than both can have most likely imagined, and extra importantly, anything to provide.

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When he dug, he didn't want to dig, when he sat in the dirt he didn't want to sit. He wanted to reach out a paw & find the word & speak it in a loud voice that everyone would understand. He didn't want to be lonely. He finally chose the door that made him happy to walk through. But Word, you weren't behind that door. 50 In a chalk mine there's no quagmire. In a slate mine is no still lake for drowning. In an onyx mine the only dangerous animals are reflections. My reflection, which scares & crushes me, is so light that my beloved can lift it up by the ears, & she isn't even here.

I don't have any feelings. Why do you have feelings? How do you feel right now? Male: [putting the toilet lid down & sitting on it] I feel like an elderly man who committed suicide with a handgun & died face down on a quilt one of his relatives made for him Female: You will never be alone. Male: [looking at his feet] Stop saying that. It can't be true. [They leave the bathroom & enter the woman's bedroom. The man flicks on the light. ] 42 Female: Hey what the fuck? Male: I wrote YOU'RE DEAD on the lightbulb.

It took me a few lightbulbs to get it to a legible state, but I'm relatively satisfied with the results. I mean, I didn't really have anything else to do this afternoon. [The blinds hit against the window & the female is nervous about how much she hates to look at the walls & the blinds & anything else with distinct features. Maybe watching the water does make her nervous. ] Female: [looking through the window at the forest preserve in the distance] I used to ride my bike back there [craning her neck] Until I got molested by a man in a raincoat [laughing] Everyone gets molested though.

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