150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures by Kate Rockland

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 one hundred fifty pounds

In the short paced lifetime of running a blog, girls stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and significant. 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 in basic terms distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one that can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She supplies neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her cash along with her strict day-by-day exercise session regimen, and weighing of nutrition. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. dwelling in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is a person who “collects friends,” as her mom places it; and treasures a lifetime of increasing circles...and waistlines.
When either seem as panelists on a well-liked speak exhibit, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and generic to any girl who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana notice they've got way more in universal than both can have very likely imagined, and extra importantly, whatever to supply.

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As soon as Nigel died, the images became less clear. I was searching for a light switch when a wall light on the upper floor came on and Nigel appeared once again. “Sometimes, it is impossible to fully grasp the good or evil of your deeds, of what you’ve done to someone. You judge everything according to your own standards. This is the most ridiculous thing about our world. There is a price for a bottle of water. You pay and buy it. Yet to somebody else it may not mean what it means to you. It means the world to somebody about to die in the desert.

A white cashmere sweater, an elegant laptop bag, or a bottle of perfume—he was still undecided. But then, what difference does it make anyway? Considering that, ultimately, he would buy none of these. That evening on his way home from work, as he passed Zincirlikuyu and made a right onto the road to Levent, he was listening to the radio program Women Sing Jazz. “Dear listeners, we continue with Ethel Waters’s ‘Stormy Weather’ …” There couldn’t have been a more fitting selection. He tapped along on the steering wheel.

The noise of the backgammon and rummikub games in full swing in the coffeehouse was drowned out by occasional thunder; sporadic lightning illuminated the horses on their sorrowful watch. Finally, an old driver piped up, “I know this house. It’s where that foreigner stays. ” The other drivers agreed, conceding those fateful words like the performers in an ancient tragedy. One offered a cigarette to another, and the third threw me a furtive glance before stepping into the coffeehouse. “Let me take you there,” said the old driver.

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