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By Kate Rockland

A smartly-written novel of 2 ladies beginning at contrary ends of the scale--and discovering compromise and friendship of their trip in the direction of a hundred and fifty pounds

In the quick paced lifetime of running a blog, ladies stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and brilliant. either have over 5 million dependable readers. either are hungry for achievement. however the similarities cease there.

With over a hundred kilos at the scale isolating them, weight isn't their in simple terms distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one that can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She offers neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her funds together with her strict day-by-day exercise routine regimen, and weighing of nutrition. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. dwelling in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is somebody who “collects friends,” as her mom places it; and treasures a lifetime of increasing circles...and waistlines.
When either look as panelists on a well-liked speak exhibit, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and common to any lady who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana detect they've got way more in universal than both may have very likely imagined, and extra importantly, whatever to provide.

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80 << ' Após a morte de Emir, Dorner partiu para uma viagem de anos. Eu o conheci no natal de 1935, e desde então fiquei maravilhado com os álbuns de fotografias e desenhos que éle não cansava de mostrar às crianças e ao meu pai. Era um colossal arquivo de imagens, com rotas de viagens e mapas minuciosos traçados com paciência e esmero. Sempre que recebia elogios e estímulos, observava com humildade: "Há erros clamorosos nesta ilustração de aventuras, mas creio que todo viajante que procura o desconhecido convive com a hipótese feliz de cometer enganos".

Aqui reina uma forma estranha de escravidão — opinava Dorner. — A humilhação e a ameaça são o açoite; a comida e a integração ilusória à família do senhor são as correntes e golilhas. Havia alguma verdade nesta sentença. Eu notava um esforço da parte de Emilie para manter acesa á chama de uma relação cordial com Anastácia Socorro. Às vezes bordavam e costuravam juntas, na sala; e ambas conversavam sobre um passado e lugar distantes, e essas conversas atraiam minha atenção. Permanecia horas ao lado das duas mulheres, magnetizado pelo desenho dourado gravado no corpo vítreo do narguilé, nas contas de cor carmesim que formavam volutas ou caracóis semi-imersos no líquido nacarado, e no bico de madeira que terminava num orifício delicado, como se fossem lábios preparados para um beijo.

Da sua vida pouco sabíamos, e Anastácia Socorro emudecia toda vez que lhe pediam informações a respeito do tio. Dorner, não sei como, descobriu que Lobato falava sem embaraço o nhengatu, e que em tempos passados tinha sido um orador famoso, desses que ao abrir a boca faz o mundo à sua volta prestar atenção. Logo que chegou em Manaus era conhecido por Tacumã, seu verdadeiro nome, e era famoso por ser um grande vidente. Na cidade ele era procurado sempre que uma criança se desgarrava dos pais e se perdia nos meandros, becos e nas ruelas dos bairros mais pobres invadidos pelas águas dos igarapés.

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