WITH THE AUTHOR !!! "Waisted", by Randy Susan Meyers

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Piano Craft Gallery

793 Tremont St · Boston, MA

How to find us

In the South End, close to Mass Ave & Tremont, Orange Line (Mass Ave), Green Line (Symphony), 1 & 43 buses. Limited street parking can be found on Tremont Street and Columbus Avenue. (The T is far easier.)

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We are so excited to welcome back RANDY SUSAN MEYERS, author of WAISTED, to our September meetup!

We will hold the book club for WAISTED in the wonderful Piano Craft Gallery (http://pianocraftgallery.com).

As we have done before, this one will be BYOB/potluck. Bring whatever you would like to share. I'm planning to provide a few bottles of wine and some appetizers. We'll socialize 6:30-7:00 (-ish), then talk about the book at around 7. We can stay as long as we like!

And now, a little about 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 and accomplished working mothers, 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 only slimness earns admiration at her mother’s knee. 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.
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Look forward to seeing you there!

Diane