Waisted

Waisted

Randy Susan Meyers / Aug 20, 2019

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

  • Title: Waisted
  • Author: Randy Susan Meyers
  • ISBN: 1501131389
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Hardcover, 288 pages Expected publication May 21st 2019 by Atria Books More Details ISBN 1501131389 ISBN13 9781501131387 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers Author Release date May 21, 2019 In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self love and sist 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 Meyers The Widow of Wall Street, 2017, etc spins a compelling tale, raising critical questions about familial, social, and cultural messages about body image Kirkus Reviews Win a galley Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Not From a Series 254 books 233 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 10, 2018 Theresa Alan rated it really liked it 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 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 condescension Alice has a white mother and a black father, both of whom have always supported her unfailingly However, when she met her husband, a film director, she was super skinny because she was devastated by a breakup Since then, she s put on a lot of weight, and her husband doesn t bother to conceal his displeasure about this.Along with the other women at the retreat, Alice and Daphne discover the nefarious true story about what s being done to them in the name of entertainment by humiliation and they take action I m in OK shape, and there is no way I could possibly eat as little and work out that much as the women in the out of the way mansion do, day after day Women who are significantly overweight I can t imagine how they could manage not keeling over with serious injuries Something this novel gets right is the way overweight people stuff food down their faces privately, but without enjoyment Toward the end, it gets a little too after school special about how much we should love our bodies just as they are, but all in all, this is a fast, engaging read Thanks so much to NetGalley and Atria Books for the opportunity to review this novel, which RELEASES MAY 21, 2019 For reviews, please visit flag 71 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Nov 19, 2018 Chelsea Humphrey rated it liked it Shelves from publisher, netgalley 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. flag 70 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 18, 2019 Elyse Walters rated it did not like it.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 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 flag 49 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Dec 20, 2018 Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley read, read in 2018, read in december 18 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 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 documentary about women and weight loss While it all seems to be good to be true, they soon find out how far they will go to lose weight and how the weight loss affects their relationships and self image I absolutely loved this book flag 14 likesLike see review Oct 10, 2018 M.J rated it it was amazing 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 flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves arcs 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 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 is able to create characters that express what runs through the minds of people when size 00 is what s only shown as beautiful There were parts of the story that were hard to follow at times time jumps such and understanding the connection and flow in places which unfortunately took away from the story a bit for me Overall, the meaning and message behind the story makes this a worthwhile read Trigger warning around food issues eating disorders I received an advance copy All opinions are my own flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 19, 2018 Andrea rated it it was amazing 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 flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Juliette rated it it was amazing The perfect blend of great storytelling and incisive commentary, Waisted peels back the layers of women s feelings about their bodies, their relationships, and ultimately their self worth Readers will ride a tilt a whirl of emotions fist pumping chief among them as Alice and Daphne wage war on their inner demons and on the heartless filmmaker who would exploit their deepest wounds for his own gain flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Linda Zagon rated it really liked it Randy Susan Meyers, Author of Waisted has written a unique, thought provoking, intriguing and intense novel about women and weight loss The Genres for this novel are fiction, and women s fiction The timeline is mostly in the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters The author describes her cast of characters as dysfunctional, complex, complicated and each has their own set of problems.There is a dull joke that dates back to when my mother was young and alive, th Randy Susan Meyers, Author of Waisted has written a unique, thought provoking, intriguing and intense novel about women and weight loss The Genres for this novel are fiction, and women s fiction The timeline is mostly in the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters The author describes her cast of characters as dysfunctional, complex, complicated and each has their own set of problems.There is a dull joke that dates back to when my mother was young and alive, that one can never be too thin or too rich In present time, most women are obsessed with the way they look, battling both the bulge and age in many ways It would be Nobel prize worthy if someone could find a cure to keep us young or thin forever Randy Susan Meyers has written a novel about women, different ages, colors, different physical characteristics looking for a way to get thin.Alice and Daphne are both mothers, and are obsessed with their self worth and body image and relation to the scale Often that seems to be there biggest worry The two meet at Privation, a weight loss program that promises a quick way to lose the extra pounds Part of the program is that it is to be filmed as a documentary, Waisted The Documentary There are several other women who also are in this program.Little do the women realize how they will be shamed, demeaned, demoralized and abused by the staff It seems that the staff is trying to see how far that the women will go to lose weight whatever happens There is no regard for the women s mental or physical health Some women are given what are called vitamins, that clearly are not vitamins.These women become a sisterhood of women determined to escape, and get their revenge.I appreciate that the author describes the importance of adult behavior on children, and also discusses the importance of self worth, self acceptance, sisterhood, friendship, love and hope.I would recommend this book to those readers who enjoy a thought provoking book I received an Advanced Reading Copy from NetGalley for my honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Julie rated it it was amazing Waisted is a thought provoking novel about how women view themselves regarding beauty but focusing on weight How far will each woman go to hit her ideal weight How will it effect her psyche Her relationships I very much believe that every woman will get something out of this novel You will identify with Alice, Daphne or the other women While this covers a lot of issues that women face, for me the message was strong female bonds do us so much good I can t recommend this novel enough flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 12, 2018 Brandy rated it it was amazing Waisted is a story about several women who go to a fat camp for the promise of losing weight, finding a new lookout on life, learning how to eat, and being successful with keeping the weight off What the women do not know is that this fat camp is actually a television experiment to see how far women will go to lose weight The producers, trainers, and doctor on site become cruel to these women, berate them, and treat them like they are trash The story focuses on 3 women from diverse backgr Waisted is a story about several women who go to a fat camp for the promise of losing weight, finding a new lookout on life, learning how to eat, and being successful with keeping the weight off What the women do not know is that this fat camp is actually a television experiment to see how far women will go to lose weight The producers, trainers, and doctor on site become cruel to these women, berate them, and treat them like they are trash The story focuses on 3 women from diverse backgrounds who are unhappy in life because of their extra weight You ll read about their family, their history of being overweight, what they do to take the focus off their weight, their emotional issues, how their issues affect their personal and professional relationships, their daily struggles, and importantly the strength in numbers and how women with similar issues can become friends and rise above the cruelties of the world together flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Kelly rated it really liked it Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC of Waisted in exchange for an honest review.Waisted is feel good book that centers around two women, Alice and Daphne, who find themselves enrolling in a fat camp in a last ditch effort to shed some weight The camp ends up being unlike anything they could have imagined and NOT in a positive way They then deal with not only the repercussions of the camp itself, but it also forces them to reflect on their personal and family live Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC of Waisted in exchange for an honest review.Waisted is feel good book that centers around two women, Alice and Daphne, who find themselves enrolling in a fat camp in a last ditch effort to shed some weight The camp ends up being unlike anything they could have imagined and NOT in a positive way They then deal with not only the repercussions of the camp itself, but it also forces them to reflect on their personal and family lives in a way they had been actively avoiding all this time.This was a good read I liked both Alice and Daphne as characters and found them relatable After all, I, like Daphne, am a lover of a black clothed wardrobe The first half of the book that takes places leading up to and through the fat camp was very interesting and exciting to read The second half of the book post fat camp slowed down considerably and was a bit of a push to get through I do believe the portion of the book about accepting yourself and learning to cope with these negative views is important and well written, but I don t think it needed to take almost half of the book to develop I was a bit disappointed that there weren t any real ramifications to the discovery of what was taking place at fat camp Everything seemed a bit too easily solved and neatly taken care of Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to any woman or anyone, really who has ever struggled with their self worth due to their weight or appearance flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Jenny Waterman rated it it was amazing Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers has given me so much to think about and I can hardly wait for my girlfriends to read this so we can discuss The many layers peeled back and examined about a woman s weight and it s impact on every facet of her life her job, her diet, her fashion, her relationships, her self worth provides a stepping stone for personal reflection As seven women are enrolled in an extreme weight loss camp it forces the question of exactly how far they are willing to go to be th Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers has given me so much to think about and I can hardly wait for my girlfriends to read this so we can discuss The many layers peeled back and examined about a woman s weight and it s impact on every facet of her life her job, her diet, her fashion, her relationships, her self worth provides a stepping stone for personal reflection As seven women are enrolled in an extreme weight loss camp it forces the question of exactly how far they are willing to go to be thin What will they endure for the promise of fat loss As the women confront the extreme situations at camp they must also confront themselves and what led them to this point of desperation I highly recommend this book I received an advance copy, but all opinions are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Christine Moore rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, ninja Every single woman, every single one, has body image issues Most feel they are too heavy but there are some that are shamed for being too skinny This amazing book deals with body image issues and how it effects every single part of their lives Alice and Daphne both have body image issues and they meet at Privation The program promises quick weight loss results but things are not always what they seem The characters in this book are so real and this is a must read for everyone who is dealing Every single woman, every single one, has body image issues Most feel they are too heavy but there are some that are shamed for being too skinny This amazing book deals with body image issues and how it effects every single part of their lives Alice and Daphne both have body image issues and they meet at Privation The program promises quick weight loss results but things are not always what they seem The characters in this book are so real and this is a must read for everyone who is dealing with weight and body issues I received an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and Atria Books All opinions are my own flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Sarah rated it liked it I contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading, friends Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers Book ReviewI ve struggled with my weight as long as I can remember I know all too well the effects of dieting, beauty magazines intrusive advice can have on your soul In that regard, I found it easy to relate to the character s struggles.Dueling TimelinesThe story switches between Daphne Alice I love alternating narrators I contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading, friends Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers Book ReviewI ve struggled with my weight as long as I can remember I know all too well the effects of dieting, beauty magazines intrusive advice can have on your soul In that regard, I found it easy to relate to the character s struggles.Dueling TimelinesThe story switches between Daphne Alice I love alternating narrators For me, it often helps build depth in a story Although, I struggled with the timelines in Waisted The story shifts from past to present I struggled to keep them straight It distracts from the otherwise heartfelt tale about body image, self love acceptanceE VERDICTI am Kind of Into This book Meyers writes a graphic realistic portrayal of someone with an eating disorder While there are important issues many opportunities for discussion, the overall narrative didn t resonate with me 2.5 stars rounded to 3Special thanks to Randy Susan Meyers Atria Books Netgalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest fair review flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Stacy McCain rated it really liked it Shelves gtgr arc WAISTED by Randy Susan Meyers is a book I ll be thinking about for a long time In fact, as I try to write my review, I realize I spent much of my life thinking about specific themes in this book I m a little concerned about reviewing it because so much of what I felt when I read it was tied to my own experiences coming to terms with my weight and not the novel itself So let s start from the structure perspective This novel is written from the point of views of two of the main characters Al WAISTED by Randy Susan Meyers is a book I ll be thinking about for a long time In fact, as I try to write my review, I realize I spent much of my life thinking about specific themes in this book I m a little concerned about reviewing it because so much of what I felt when I read it was tied to my own experiences coming to terms with my weight and not the novel itself So let s start from the structure perspective This novel is written from the point of views of two of the main characters Alice and Daphne These women fdhave issues with their bodies that impact their relationships with others as much as themselves Alice has the super supportive parents, a small child that adores her, and a high profile husband that seems to have mixed feelings about his wife s outer shell Daphne is a make up artist, dedicated to hiding negative things in others to help them feel beautiful and free from their scars She has a mother that ties everything to weight, a daughter that is paying attention, and a supportive doctor husband who worships her You assume that these two will go through the book on a journey to land them where they accept themselves.Enter the subplot they enlist to participate in a weight loss experience that they assume with be all full of zen and self love Instead it s just a trainwreck experience with trainers and mentors that beat these two, plus five others, to the ground The language the trainers use in this section is just mean It is hard to read as someone who fought these same feelings for so long So as a reader, you start to think maybe this isn t about coming to a peaceful place but rather some sort of a thriller survival story.There is a lot in this novel to digest and talk about The book explores stereotypes, race, reality tv culture, and family dynamics all through the filter of weight Sometimes it reads of humor and wit other times it reads like a very personal journal entry Sometimes the encouraging dialog reads a little over scripted However, the book is written well and ends well and would be a good read for a book club if the people in the room are comfortable to talk about such a taboo subject.The experience of the two main characters is enlightening as it reminds women how much stronger they are when they stand together Reminds you of the young eyes that are watching your every move and translating them onto their own young bodies Reminds you that the love of your spouse is not based on your outer appearance but what you stand for inside And reminds you that sometimes the biggest sign of strength is just putting down the heavy load you carry, which isn t necessarily in your hips or stomach Or maybe that isn t what the book is about but what it got me thinking about I will never be sure how much of this story belonged to Waisted and how much of it was mine but isn t that a sign of a good book I received an Advance Review Copy of this book All opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Amy added it I ll be digesting this book pun intended for quite some time I love a book that makes me think I feel like I got a dose of therapy from a self help book, but in an entertaining way This one needs to be made into a movie This book follows the story of Daphne and Alice, two overweight women who decide to participate in a reality show in an effort to shed the pounds But although the show itself is a nightmare and a failure, they still manage to shed many of the things that are holding them ba I ll be digesting this book pun intended for quite some time I love a book that makes me think I feel like I got a dose of therapy from a self help book, but in an entertaining way This one needs to be made into a movie This book follows the story of Daphne and Alice, two overweight women who decide to participate in a reality show in an effort to shed the pounds But although the show itself is a nightmare and a failure, they still manage to shed many of the things that are holding them back in life, like cultural assumptions, unhealthy family dynamics, shame, and disordered eating If you re looking for a book that offers tidy conclusions and happy endings, though, keep looking Because this story is as complicated as its characters Change isn t easy Results don t always stick What you believe to be true often isn t What s appealing about the characters is their realness, but it s that authenticity that prevents the author from serving up some tidily wrapped saccharine conclusion What you get instead is some true nuggets of hope and inspiration, along with relatable characters that are truly likable, despite their flaws And you re left with a lot of questions, and homework for yourself You re left to examine your own assumptions, and your own relationship with food, friends, and family Overall, this book is as satisfying as a gooey supreme pizza followed by chocolate cake for dessert Or as satisfying as fresh caught grilled tuna on a bed of raw veggies, followed by a steaming mug of green tea with honey It s your choice Whatever you need, Waisted will feed you I was given an advance copy of this book by the publisher, but was not compensated for the review flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 15, 2018 Peggy Jaeger rated it it was amazing WAISTED, by Randy Susan Meyers, may just be one of the most honest books fiction or non to ever deal with the struggle women have in loosing weight and fitting into society s ideal of what they should look like 7 overweight, obese, struggling, and emotionally drained women enroll in what sounds like a cure for their obesity With promises to not only lose weight, but to get to the root of why they struggle so, these women are willing to do anything to finally overcome the bane of their ex WAISTED, by Randy Susan Meyers, may just be one of the most honest books fiction or non to ever deal with the struggle women have in loosing weight and fitting into society s ideal of what they should look like 7 overweight, obese, struggling, and emotionally drained women enroll in what sounds like a cure for their obesity With promises to not only lose weight, but to get to the root of why they struggle so, these women are willing to do anything to finally overcome the bane of their existence their weight.The fat camp they turn to in the rolling hills of Vermont isn t exactly what s promised on the brochure There are a lot of spoilers here that I don t want to give away, but suffice it to say the camp is like a prison than the weight loss nirvana it s promised to be.Meyers has written a satirical, emotionally in depth, and harsh commentary on what women are forced to endure anything and everything, including public degradation and physical damage, in order to try and meet society s ideal of what a woman should look like Model thin, never caring about food, a stick figure on the arm of a male dominated world.Meyer s contention that obesity and overweight syndrome is fostered by decades of family indoctrination is so true, so brutally true, that I actually cried at certain passages in the book where our protagonists mothers came into play.Bitingly witting, emotionally raw, and with heroines every woman who has ever struggled with her weight can relate to, WAISTED is book I am recommending to all my girl friends, their daughters, and their mothers.Thank you to Netgalley and Atria Books for an advance sneak peek at the book for an honest opinion on its merit 5 well deserved stars flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Linda Smith rated it it was amazing Simply put, this book is utterly phenomenal and hits just about every nerve I truly don t know where to begin with this review This is one of those books that make you stop and think and think some Randy Susan Meyer is a new author to me and what an introduction to her writing this has been Most of us struggle with some aspect of our appearance that we d love to tweak, alter or improve Media, culture and society push certain physical attributes that, sadly, have become the norm The cha Simply put, this book is utterly phenomenal and hits just about every nerve I truly don t know where to begin with this review This is one of those books that make you stop and think and think some Randy Susan Meyer is a new author to me and what an introduction to her writing this has been Most of us struggle with some aspect of our appearance that we d love to tweak, alter or improve Media, culture and society push certain physical attributes that, sadly, have become the norm The characters in this book are struggling with their weight An opportunity arises where they are given the chance to go to a secluded building to learn better ways to not only lose weight but make permanent changes to dietary and exercise habits.Promising, huh This goes south in dramatic ways EXTREMELY fast Let s just say that program is not for the faint of heart To say would ruin a rapid moving plot with characters that are highly relatable Speaking of characters, the author has different age groups and ethnicities represented This prevents the novel from being a one note book.I can assure you that when my list of favorite book is assembled at the end of the year, this one will hold a place on it It s one that I very highly recommend.I received an Advance Review Copy of this book All opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Loretta rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley I thoroughly enjoyed this book and especially the female characters who are all struggling with a negative body image It speaks about the real life struggle so many females, young and old deal with to this day, our thin obsessed society The primary characters feel they would be loved and much happier if only they were thin It broke my heart that these beautiful, smart, successful women had such self hate Even worse how some people including members of their own family made them I thoroughly enjoyed this book and especially the female characters who are all struggling with a negative body image It speaks about the real life struggle so many females, young and old deal with to this day, our thin obsessed society The primary characters feel they would be loved and much happier if only they were thin It broke my heart that these beautiful, smart, successful women had such self hate Even worse how some people including members of their own family made them feel worthless and unloved just because they were not thin The abuse they endured while enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary enraged and saddened me A heart wrenching story with a powerful pertinent message for all women AND men in our thin obsessed society Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Laura rated it did not like it I thought a book about women who are exploited while trying to lose weight would be at least reasonably sensitive But Meyers takes every opportunity to remind us that fat people are disgusting, they re filthy pigs who eat everything in sight One man describes the women as lying in lakes of fat, which is an appalling way to describe another human being It s as if Meyers has no idea that people who struggle with their weight are human beings with feelings and redeeming qualities As if being I thought a book about women who are exploited while trying to lose weight would be at least reasonably sensitive But Meyers takes every opportunity to remind us that fat people are disgusting, they re filthy pigs who eat everything in sight One man describes the women as lying in lakes of fat, which is an appalling way to describe another human being It s as if Meyers has no idea that people who struggle with their weight are human beings with feelings and redeeming qualities As if being fat is their only defining feature The whole book is gross.I gave up when Meyers took her fat shaming to a whole new level, singling out specific heights and weights as unacceptable in her point of view Meyers owes all women of all sizes an apology flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Anne rated it it was amazing An utterly absorbing and compelling novel I highly recommend this for any one who has ever loathed her his body and for those who love people with body image issues The characters are finely drawn and the transformations that occur are believable and gradual This isn t really a book about losing weight, it s about changing ones attitude towards food and body Pay particular attention to Daphne from beginning to end Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading cop An utterly absorbing and compelling novel I highly recommend this for any one who has ever loathed her his body and for those who love people with body image issues The characters are finely drawn and the transformations that occur are believable and gradual This isn t really a book about losing weight, it s about changing ones attitude towards food and body Pay particular attention to Daphne from beginning to end Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Amy rated it it was amazing I love this book Once I got started reading I couldn t put my kindle down I would definitely recommend this book to everyone The story is riveting, suspenseful, disturbing, and inspiring It will definitely take you on a heartfelt ride of emotions It explores the lives of several women who decides to go to this fat camp in the promise that they will lose weight and hopes for a new look on their future lives But what they discover is shocking and upsetting The story shows the women s history of I love this book Once I got started reading I couldn t put my kindle down I would definitely recommend this book to everyone The story is riveting, suspenseful, disturbing, and inspiring It will definitely take you on a heartfelt ride of emotions It explores the lives of several women who decides to go to this fat camp in the promise that they will lose weight and hopes for a new look on their future lives But what they discover is shocking and upsetting The story shows the women s history of being overweight, their struggles, and how the women become fast friends and what they do to rise above the cruelty the world throws at them I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book all opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Really Into This rated it liked it Sarah contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading, friends Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers Book ReviewI ve struggled with my weight as long as I can remember I know all too well the effects of dieting, beauty magazines intrusive advice can have on your soul In that regard, I found it easy to relate to the character s struggles.Dueling TimelinesThe story switches between Daphne Alice I love alternating narrat Sarah contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading, friends Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers Book ReviewI ve struggled with my weight as long as I can remember I know all too well the effects of dieting, beauty magazines intrusive advice can have on your soul In that regard, I found it easy to relate to the character s struggles.Dueling TimelinesThe story switches between Daphne Alice I love alternating narrators For me, it often helps build depth in a story Although, I struggled with the timelines in Waisted The story shifts from past to present I struggled to keep them straight It distracts from the otherwise heartfelt tale about body image, self love acceptanceE VERDICTI am Kind of Into This book Meyers writes a graphic realistic portrayal of someone with an eating disorder While there are important issues many opportunities for discussion, the overall narrative didn t resonate with me 2.5 stars rounded to 3Special thanks to Randy Susan Meyers Atria Books Netgalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest fair review flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Ann Marie rated it it was amazing Randy s writing is brilliant Her character development is like no other This book evokes so much emotion As a woman with weight issues, I cringed, I cried, I remembered and as I finished the last page, I said a thank you to Randy Sometimes the real hurts too much And sometimes you realize that you re not alone flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Jaime rated it really liked it Having struggled with extreme weight problems for my entire life, I was excited to read this book This is a very real, honest look about society and weight problems Parts of it are very hard to read, but at the same time, are very relatable This is a good book with a great message that everyone should read flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 29, 2018 K.J DellAntonia rated it really liked it I so enjoyed Waisted It dives deep into a topic I love weight, health and eating but not in a simplistic way Many books determinedly sound only the one right theme we can and should love and value ourselves at any weight Waisted does as well, but not without a meaningful consideration of all the other complexities of our self image the fact that many of us do want to be thinner and beautiful, that society rewards us for it and that even if we hate and disdain the lengths we might go I so enjoyed Waisted It dives deep into a topic I love weight, health and eating but not in a simplistic way Many books determinedly sound only the one right theme we can and should love and value ourselves at any weight Waisted does as well, but not without a meaningful consideration of all the other complexities of our self image the fact that many of us do want to be thinner and beautiful, that society rewards us for it and that even if we hate and disdain the lengths we might go to to get there, we are still happy, at least in some ways, if they work Tough to explore in a novel, but Waisted pulls it off, and is funny and entertaining besides flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Sherry rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 kindle reads, edelweiss Any woman who has ever had any issues with food or weight will definitely relate to this story Loved how the women s perspectives about themselves and their lives changed over the course of the book flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Kristen Cook A Book Ninja rated it it was amazing Shelves ninja review team This is a book that is about much than initially meets the eye I started this book thinking I was just going to read a book about women s desire to lose weight As a woman that struggled for many years with her weight, this book hit really close to home about my journey It was difficult to read many of my thoughts written down Getting in to the story, it became apparent that this story is also about marriage, relationships with parents, relationships with ourselves, self acceptance, cult This is a book that is about much than initially meets the eye I started this book thinking I was just going to read a book about women s desire to lose weight As a woman that struggled for many years with her weight, this book hit really close to home about my journey It was difficult to read many of my thoughts written down Getting in to the story, it became apparent that this story is also about marriage, relationships with parents, relationships with ourselves, self acceptance, cultural issues, our society s impact on our self image and often our self worth in addition to other minor themes I felt like the author got many of her points across by using extremes at the mansion I received an ARC of this book All thoughts opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Sharlene rated it it was amazing Such a powerfully written book about how women perceive themselves in relation to their weight Very eye opening and thought provoking 5 Stars flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed After years working in social service and criminal justice, Meyers published her first novel, The Murderer s Daughters a story of the aftermath of domestic violence a Target Pick for the country Her novels h Randy Susan Meyers internationally bestselling novels are informed by years working with families impacted by family violence and a long journey from idolizing bad boys to loving a good man.After years working in social service and criminal justice, Meyers published her first novel, The Murderer s Daughters a story of the aftermath of domestic violence a Target Pick for the country Her novels have twice been chosen by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, as Must Read Fiction, who wrote, The clear and distinctive voice of Randy Susan Meyers will have you enraptured and wanting Meyers and her husband live in Jamaica Plain, Boston, where she teaches writing at Grub Street Writer s Center Books by Randy Susan Meyers More Trivia About Waisted No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 29, 18, 11, 0, 2 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work 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        Randy Susan Meyers internationally bestselling novels are informed by years working with families impacted by family violence and a long journey from idolizing bad boys to loving a good man.After years working in social service and criminal justice, Meyers published her first novel, The Murderer s Daughters a story of the aftermath of domestic violence a Target Pick for the country Her novels h Randy Susan Meyers internationally bestselling novels are informed by years working with families impacted by family violence and a long journey from idolizing bad boys to loving a good man.After years working in social service and criminal justice, Meyers published her first novel, The Murderer s Daughters a story of the aftermath of domestic violence a Target Pick for the country Her novels have twice been chosen by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, as Must Read Fiction, who wrote, The clear and distinctive voice of Randy Susan Meyers will have you enraptured and wanting Meyers and her husband live in Jamaica Plain, Boston, where she teaches writing at Grub Street Writer s Center


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    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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.


    3. .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 [...]


    4. 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 [...]


    5. 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.


    6. 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 [...]


    7. 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


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