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Bagels & Books: Waisted


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About the Book:
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 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.

About the Author: 
Randy Susan Mey­ers is the best­selling author of Accidents of Mar­riageThe Com­fort of LiesThe Murderer’s Daugh­ters, and The Wid­ow of Wall Street. Her books have twice been final­ists for the Mass Book Award and named "Must Read Books" by the Mass­a­chu­setts Cen­ter for the Book. She teach­es writ­ing at the Grub Street Writ­ers Center in Boston.

About the Event: 
Tuesday, January 14 | 9:00 am & 10:00 am
Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens

Complementary for Chaverim, Star Arts, Publishers and Authors
$20 per person
*Cost includes bagels & coffee/juice, author talk & book signing

To purchase tickets over the phone please call 561-509-0117
 



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