Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers audiobook

Waisted: A Novel

By Randy Susan Meyers
Read by Robin Eller  and  Amanda Ronconi

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501131387
9.87 Hours Unabridged
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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 instability...until they decide to take matters into their own hands.

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Summary

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 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 instability...until they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Compelling. Riveting. Seriously important…This is a must-read for every woman who ever stepped on the scale with her eyes closed.” MJ Rose, New York Times bestselling author
“A big-hearted triumph of a novel.” Carolyn Parkhurst, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Randy Susan Meyers

Author Bio: Randy Susan Meyers

Randy Susan Meyers is the coauthor of the nonfiction book Couples with Children. Her short fiction has been published in PerigeeFog City Review, and Grub Street Free Press. Meyers spent eight years as assistant director of Common Purpose, a batterer intervention program, and was director for the Mission Hill Community Centers, where she worked with at-risk youth. She currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English