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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, Good Luck with That, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance. 

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. 

For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her. 

But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson's dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves. 

A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck with That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.

©2018 Kristan Higgins (P)2018 Recorded Books

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A journey full of emotion

It's hard to write the review on this. Higgan's is a master when it comes to character development and emotion. This is a story of three friends, who all meet at a weight loss camp and struggle through their whole lives with weight issues. One of them so much so it ends up killing her. This novel is told from all three points of views and chronicles these women's triumphs and failures. There were times when I had to stop reading because there are things in this book that hit close to him. But I'm so glad I stuck with it. The characters will stick with me for a long time.

The narrators were fabulous and each one had a distinct voice.
This is a must-read for anyone who loves stories about real women.

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A real story about real size people and their struggles.

I actually cried listening to the excellent narration (Xe Sands is my favorite) of this wonderful story about the stigma placed on fat people, who through no fault of their own become addicted to food as a substitute for love. Yet the main characters manage to overcome what haunted them. Also the cultural obsession with body perfection, mental stability , and people with anger issues is touched upon. A REAL romance novel with all the terrible situations life throws at us. The characters find the will to go on.

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Realistic and refreshingly honest characters

Romance, family and friendships are a given in a Kristan Higgins book, but this one really digs deep into body image and weight issues. It was a pleasant surprise to not see overweight people grouped into one category, and not all "skinny" people are stereotyped either. Everyone has a different story, yet most people grapple with loving and accepting themselves, regardless of size. The story itself had me crying and laughing - kept me interested until the end. I'd recommend this book, especially for those who struggle to love their bodies.

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Best book in a long time!

I can’t say enough about this book. It grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn’t stop listening, literally staying up all night and into the next morning. I laughed out loud and at times sobbed out loud. I very highly recommend this book.

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Wonderful Story

This book is a wonderful story and very relatable for any person who has ever struggled with their weight. It’s heart wrenching and heart warming all at once. I had a hard time stopping for bed!

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Powerful themes and excellent narration

From my perspective, this book is the fiction parallel to Roxanne Gay's Hunger. For me, both books have been, and continue to be, powerful and life-changing. It is such a relief that writers are tackling the true sources of obesity and that being chronically obese, or morbidly obese, is not just about 'not stuffing your face' or 'getting off your lazy A#$'. The cause is most often deep, deep painful emotional scars, and/or gaping wounds, from trauma. Unfortunately, the only coping mechanisms many of us had access to was food. So, our desperate survival strategies were/are reflected on the outside for everyone to see and judge (most often with disgust and cruelty). This book made me cry often, laugh just as often, and accept myself a little more.

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Depressing

I usually love Kristan Higgins books, but I am not going to lie- this one had an incredibly depressing undertone to it. I really tried to listen to it, but I would end up turning it off. The narrators were wonderful, love Xe. But I am actually going to return this- because I find no joy or a great like lesson learned- it just continually goes back to the depression of weight. Maybe it is because I struggle with those ideals myself, but I did not find this book to be an escape for me.

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Amazing!

Can someone please make a movie of this book? The character developed was so great and I found myself in tears often - both happy and sad!

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Beautiful, difficult, true

This one was hard for me. It spoke the truth about being “fat” on a level I don’t think I have ever allowed myself to delve. I laughed and sobbed. I thought of special people in my life who would “get it” as they struggle as well. However, it’s such a raw depiction, I just can’t gift it. I will talk about it though. I can’t even suggest it to them because hearing the truth like this has been so very hard. Like choosing to stay home and finish the book instead of meeting up with friends ! Lol
I am so happy I finished it. It was worth the $ and the tears.

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Best book I’ve “read” in awhile

I love Kristan Higgins books. But this one was by far the best book I’ve heard yet. I loved that the book had 3 different narrators for the 3 main characters, it made it seem more real somehow. As a woman who has struggled with her weight and body image her entire life, I could completely relate to these women and their issues. It made me think a lot about my own life. This book is amazing and definitely one of my favorites so far!

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