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Waisted : a novel / Randy Susan Meyers.

Waisted : a novel / Randy Susan Meyers.
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ISBN 9781501131387 (hardback)
Author Meyers, Randy Susan author.
Title Waisted : a novel / Randy Susan Meyers.
Publisher/Date New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.
Pagination etc. 275 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Note 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.
Subject Overweight women -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Documentary films -- Fiction
Body image -- Social aspects -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Shelf Location F MEYE
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