Friday, February 17, 2012

150 Pounds

This is the title of a book I just finished reading by Kate Rockland. It's worth a read. Here is the Amazon Link. I downloaded it on my Kindle App for my iPad. What a great way to read books now.
Here's a review which says it better than I could have:
A smartly-written novel of two women starting at opposite ends of the scale--and finding compromise and friendship in their journey towards 150 pounds. In the fast paced life of blogging, two women stand out: Alexis Allbright, of Skinny Chick (100 pounds), and Shoshana Weiner, who writes Fat and Fabulous (225 pounds). Both have over five million loyal readers. Both are hungry for success. But the similarities stop there.
With over 100 pounds on the scale separating them, weight isn't their only difference. Alexis is a loner who is so bitchy the only person who can stand her company is her gay best friend Billy. She gives neurotic New Yorkers a run for their money with her strict daily workout routine, and weighing of food. Shoshana is Alexis’s opposite. Living in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is someone who “collects friends,” as her mother puts it; and treasures a life of expanding circles...and waistlines. 
When both appear as panelists on a popular talk show, their lives intersect in ways neither could have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and familiar to any woman who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana realize they have far more in common than either could have possibly imagined, and more importantly, something to offer.
It is a work of fiction. The blogs do not exist (I googled them) but it really spoke to me about this weight loss journey.

One day I hope to be able to write the same title to a post on my blog for real!

13 comments:

~Sandi @ This one time at 'band' camp... said...

This is the second time today I heard about thus book, I'll have to get as well for my iPad! Thanks

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

I will download that one next!

Liz said...

Definitely going to download this!!

MandaPanda said...

Thanks for this post (and recommending it on my blog). I'll definitely check it out.

Chris said...

Hmm....off to Amazon, I think!

Victoria said...

Thanks for the review, added to my to read list.

Robyn's Nest said...

Thank you so much for the review. I am always looking for a good book to read.

Janice said...

Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend!

Jody V said...

I'm ordering it on my Kindle now...thanks for recommending them!

Alison said...

That sound really good, will look out for it.

speck said...

Thanks for sharing.

Dinnerland said...

That looks great! I want that book.. will look for it. xo

Linda Sherwood said...

I am buying this book. Thanks for letting me know about it. It sounds great. :)

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