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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Author identify: Eric Jerome Dickey (Born: 1961/07/07)
Author Description: Eric Jerome Dickey used to be born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the collage of Memphis (the former Memphis State), the place he earned his measure in laptop process expertise. In 1983, he moved to l. a. to pursue a occupation in engineering.
After touchdown a role within the aerospace as a software program developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's creative skills surfaced, inspiring him to develop into an actor and a slapstick comedian. but Eric fast discovered that writing used to be whatever he might do and do good. From inventive writing periods to avidly eating the works of his favourite authors, Eric Jerome Dickey started to form a writing profession of his personal. Having written a number of scripts for his own comedy act, he begun writing poetry and brief tales. "The movie paintings gave me perception into personality improvement, the performing periods helped me comprehend motivation. .. it all is going hand in hand," Eric explains. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated of their improvement workshops, and have become a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to wait UCLA's inventive Writing periods. In 1994 his first released brief tale, "Thirteen," seemed within the IBWA's River Crossing: Voices of the Diaspora-An Anthology of the foreign Black adventure. A moment brief tale, "Days long gone By," was once released within the journal a spot to Enter.
With these successes at the back of him, Eric Jerome Dickey determined to fine-tune a few of his previous paintings and built a screenplay referred to as "Cappuccino. " "Cappuccino" was once directed and produced by means of Craig Ross, Jr. and seemed in espresso homes round the la quarter. In February 1998, "Cappuccino" made its neighborhood debut in the course of the Pan African movie pageant on the Magic Johnson Theater in Los Angeles.
Short tales, even though, didn't appear to satisfy Eric Jerome Dickey's artistic yearnings. Eric says, "I'd got down to do a ten-page tale and it is going to pass on for 3 hundred pages. " So Eric saved writing and analyzing and sending out question letters for his novels for nearly 3 years until eventually he ultimately acquired an agent. "Then a door opened," Eric says. "And I placed my foot in sooner than they can shut it. " And that door has remained opened, as Eric Jerome Dickey's novels have put him at the map as the most effective writers of latest city fiction.
Eric Jerome Dickey's booklet signing excursions for Sister, Sister; neighbors and enthusiasts; Milk in My espresso; Cheaters; and Liar's video game took him from coast to coast and helped propel every one of those novels to number 1 at the "Blackboard Bestsellers record. " Cheaters used to be named "Blackboard ebook of the Year" in 2000. In June 2000, Eric Jerome Dickey celebrated the French book of Milk in My espresso (Cafe Noisette) by way of embarking on a e-book travel to Paris. quickly after, Milk in My espresso grew to become a bestseller in France. Eric Jerome Dickey's novels, Chasing future, Liar's online game, among fanatics, Thieves' Paradise, the opposite lady, force Me loopy, Genevieve, Naughty or great, slumbering with Strangers, Waking with Enemies, and enjoyment have all earned him the luck of a place at the manhattan instances bestseller record. Liar's online game, Thieves' Paradise, the opposite girl, and Genevieve have additionally given Dickey the additional contrast of being nominated for an NAACP photograph Award within the classification of exceptional Literary paintings in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. In 2006, he used to be commemorated with the awards for top modern Fiction and writer of the yr (Male) on the 2006 African American Literary Award express. In 2008, Eric used to be nominated for Storyteller of the yr on the 1st annual ESSENCE Literary Awards. In January 2001, Eric Jerome Dickey used to be a contributor to New American Library's anthology obtained To Be genuine: 4 unique Love tales, additionally a Blackboard Bestseller. He additionally had a narrative entitled "Fish Sanwich" look within the anthology moms and Sons. In June 2002, Dickey contributed to Black Silk: a suite of African American Erotica (Warner Books) in addition to to Riots underneath the Baobab (published by means of Inte
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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.