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Waisted : a novel

Author: Randy Susan Meyers
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019 ©2019
Series: Center Point large print edition
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Center Point Large print editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Susan Meyers
ISBN: 1643583522 9781643583525
OCLC Number: 1108157859
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: 428 pages (large print) : 23 cm
Series Title: Center Point large print edition
Responsibility: Randy Susan Meyers.

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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.

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