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

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 quick paced lifetime of running a blog, ladies stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and brilliant. either have over 5 million dependable readers. either are hungry for achievement. however the similarities cease there.

With over a hundred kilos at the scale isolating them, weight isn't their purely 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 nutrients. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. residing 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 exhibit, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and commonplace to any lady who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana detect they've got way more in universal than both can have potentially imagined, and extra importantly, anything to provide.

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One night, standing at the doorway of his parents' bedroom, when his father was on a months-long business trip, crying while shouting at his mother, who was supine in bed, in the dark, Paul heard her softly and steadily crying, with her blanket up to her chin in a way that seemed childlike. Paul stopped shouting and stood sobbing quietly, dimly aware, as his face twitched and trembled, that he felt intensely embarrassed of himself from the perspective of any person, except his mother, he had ever met.

His second grade teacher recommended he be tested for the "gifted" program and he was admitted and began going every Friday to "gifted," in which most of the twenty-five. to thirty students, having begun in first grade, were already friends. Paul felt alone on Fridays, but not lonely or uncomfortable or anxious, only that he was in a new and challenging situation without assistance or consequence 37 Tao Lin for failure-a feeling not unlike playing a difficult Nintendo game alone, with no instruction manual.

They agreed to leave, but continued talking for around forty-five minutes, inviting each other to parties that weekend. " Laura said they could go to both parties-which seemed immediately obvious-and asked if Paul wanted to go to, K&M, where her friend was DJ-ing. Paul said he did, then went to the bathroom·, thinking that for matters involving social interaction he shouldn't trust himself, at this time, because certain words-"night," "party," "weekend"-had apparently changed, for him, probably due to his extended period of being mostly alone.

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