150 Pounds by Kate Rockland
A Novel of Waists and Measures

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A smartly-written novel by author, Kate Rockland, of two women starting at opposite ends of the scale--and finding compromise and friendship in their journey towards 150 pounds In the fast paced life of blogging, two women stand out: Alexis Allbright, of Skinny Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes Fat and Fabulous. Both have over five million loyal readers. Both are hungry for success. But the similarities stop there. 

With over 100 pounds on the scale separating them, weight isn't their only difference. Alexis is a loner who is so bitchy the only person who can stand her company is her gay best friend Billy. She gives neurotic New Yorkers a run for their money with her strict daily workout routine, and weighing of food. Shoshana is Alexis’s opposite. Living in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is someone who “collects friends,” as her mother puts it; and treasures a life of expanding circles...and waistlines.

When both appear as panelists on a popular talk show, their lives intersect in ways neither could have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and familiar to any woman who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana realize they have far more in common than either could have possibly imagined, and more importantly, something to offer. 

About Kate Rockland

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Kate Rockland is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Style section and has also written for Playboy, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Time Out New York, Spin and other magazines.
Published January 17, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 337 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two 20-something bloggers consider American women's love/hate relationship with food in this amusing second novel from Rockland.

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Alexis could be the poster child for OCD, using apps on her cell phone to calculate her daily caloric intake, or the alarm to get her up each morning at 4 so she can work out for a couple of hours, etc., etc.

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BlogHer - I may be quiet for a bit because I seem to have stumbled butt-first into a FULL TIME JOB!

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Also, I was hoping Shoshana could have had some more drama in her story line, even though her light, happy lifestyle was an interesting contrast to Alexis' stressful situation.

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