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The Resource Waisted : a novel, Randy Susan Meyers

Waisted : a novel, Randy Susan Meyers

Label
Waisted : a novel
Title
Waisted
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Randy Susan Meyers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 working mothers, both accomplished and seemingly steady, 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 at her mother's knee that only slimness earns admiration. Alice, break-up skinny when she met her husband, risks losing her marriage if she keeps gaining weight. The two women meet at Privation. 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 instability...until they decide to take matters into their own hands. A compulsively readable and ultimately poignant examination of body image, family, and friendship, Waisted features Randy Susan Meyers's signature "engaging and sharp" ( Publishers Weekly ) prose and is perfect for fans of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, Dietland by Sarai Walker, The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith, and Hunger by Roxane Gay
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyers, Randy Susan
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E9853
LC item number
W35 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Overweight women
  • Female friendship
  • Documentary films
  • Body image
  • Families
Label
Waisted : a novel, Randy Susan Meyers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050453845
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501131387
Lccn
2018041317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050453845
Label
Waisted : a novel, Randy Susan Meyers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050453845
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501131387
Lccn
2018041317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050453845

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