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Waisted

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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 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 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.

Waisted
by Randy Susan Meyers

  • Publication Date: May 21, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • ISBN-10: 1501131389
  • ISBN-13: 9781501131387