In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers.Alice and Daphne, both successful and accomplished working mothers, harbor the same secret obsession with their weight overshadows concerns about thei In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers.Alice and Daphne, both successful and accomplished working mothers, harbor the same secret obsession with their weight overshadows concerns about their children, husbands, work and everything else of importance in their lives Scales terrify them.Daphne, plump in a family of model thin women, learned only slimness earns admiration at her mother s knee Alice, break up skinny when she met her husband, risks losing her marriage if she keeps gaining weight.The two women meet at Waisted Located in a remote Vermont mansion, the program promises fast, dramatic weight loss, and Alice, Daphne, and five other women are desperate enough to leave behind their families for this once in a lifetime opportunity The catch They must agree to always be on camera afterward, the world will see Waisted The Documentary.The women soon discover that the filmmakers have trapped them in a cruel experiment With each pound lost, they edge deeper into obsession and instabilityuntil they decide to take matters into their own hands Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hard
Waisted In this provocative wildly entertaining and compelling novel seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the
Daphne and Alice meet at a retreat that was advertised as a way to lose a lot of weight quickly, but allegedly healthily They agree to be followed by a camera crew because they think it s being filmed for a serious documentary.Daphne has a mother who has harped on her since she was young about how her weight is appalling Even though Daphne has a husband of nineteen years who always assures her that he is attracted to her just as she is, she can t shake her mother s disappointment and condescen D [...]
Keeping this one short and sweet, because I think I was not the right reader for this book It wasn t a bad read, as I gave it 3 stars, but I found myself putting this one down and picking it back up over a span of weeks due to my not being able to engage with the plot or the characters Will definitely give this author another chance in the future Thank you Atria Books for my review copy.
.Awful really awful.Boring with cheesy dialogueToo many characters with secondary characters not developed well.Shallow writingSuffers from bad editing syndromeThe descriptions bring the heart of the storytelling to a standstillDefensive writing was a turn offt funny, not inspiringlacks authenticity Thank you to Atria Books, Netgalley, and the author.I appreciate the advance copy I wish I could have truthfully been positive.Awful really awful.Boring with cheesy dialogueToo many characters with s [...]
Waisted should be read by every woman, no matter their size or skin color As a woman that has always struggled with weight and body image issues, I connected with this story from the first page Am I too fat How do people see me Why can I not stop at one cookie or chip instead of eating the entire bag Will this diet work Waisted follows Alice and Daphne on their quest to break the yo yo cycle of dieting and food addiction They meet at Privation, a weight loss center used to film a document Waiste [...]
I was lucky enough to read this book in manuscript form and I can t say enough about it It s heartfelt Suspenseful Witty Warm Wonderful Disturbing Thoughtful Compelling Riveting Seriously important Inspiring It made me hungry Then made me never want to eat again I recognized myself Then hated myself Then loved myself This is a must read for every woman who ever stepped on the scale with her eyes closed And every woman who hasn t.
3.5 rounded upWhat woman and I m sure men too can say they have never struggled with body image and the desire to lose weight I m betting the answer is not many Alice and Daphne are two very different women from different backgrounds and meet at a facility for weight loss while filming a documentary called Waisted where they find out just how badly they want to lose this weight, but what are they willing to put at stake to have the slim figures they dream of In Alice and Daphne, Meyers 3.5 round [...]
What woman has not obsessed over their weight Randy Susan Meyers, as always, perfectly captures the feelings we have when others fat shame Part satire and part reality, Waisted is a fabulous novel with a great message Thanks to the publisher for an early copy.Bravo Randy