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Subject: Can you recommend a good weight loss fiction?
Date Posted: 5/9/2009 5:13 PM ET
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I'm looking for some positive fictions about loosing weight please. I'd love recommendations as long as it is good. Anything from ugly duckling turned swan, or just a story about weight loss, or a dairy type?

I've read Jemima J. by Jane Green ( I liked it) and The Fat Girl by Marilyn Sachs (meh, didn't like it so much, thought it was too unresolved). And I can't seem to find any others.

Thank you~




Date Posted: 5/10/2009 11:28 AM ET
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Try The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer.

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 5:08 PM ET
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I highly recommend Eating HeavenAuthor: Jennie Shortridge  and it's available now!

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 9:10 AM ET
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Bikini Season by Sheila Roberts

"If there's one thing most women can relate to no matter their age, it's the fight against fat. Erin Merritt feels she’s losing that battle -- she’s getting married in six months, and she can't fit into her wedding dress. She decides the first step to losing weight is quitting her cooking club. When she announces this, it turns out the three other women in the group were planning to quit. Rather than disband, they create the Teeny Bikini Diet Club, determined to shed the pounds by swimsuit season. The four women, all different ages, create a lively and encouraging support system for each other in their diets and in their everyday lives. Each woman diets for a separate reason, whether it's the wedding dress or on doctor’s orders, but their steps forward (and occasional step back), combined with the fact that none of their sizes, before or after, are mentioned, add up to a reassuring, feel-good read."


Date Posted: 5/11/2009 4:07 PM ET
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I loved "Such a Pretty Fat" by Jen Lancaster. It was such a great book about someone dealing with their weight and all the struggles and challenges to shed the pounds.  It was also one of the funniest books I have ever read!

Date Posted: 5/12/2009 11:13 PM ET
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Such a Pretty Fat was a great book, but it's not fiction. It is a memior.

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 5:16 PM ET
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Try the book He Loves Lucy Author: Susan Donovan.  It is a romance but it is also about personal acceptance and finding balance instead of just losing the weight.

Date Posted: 5/15/2009 8:44 AM ET
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The Whitney Chronicles by Judy Baer was good

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 1:11 PM ET
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Oh thank you all, I appreciate it!

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 2:43 PM ET
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Miss Invisible by Laura Jensen Walker

Healing Waters by Nancy Rue

A Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury

Autumn Dreams by Gayle Roper

Date Posted: 5/26/2009 7:26 PM ET
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Definitely second He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan, plus - I just posted that book yesterday actually.

The book begins with the heroine being quite heavy and entered into a PR contest to lose around a hundred pounds or so within a certain amount of time.  To her embarressment, her personal trainer (the one who sees her sweaty and not only knows her weight, but her EXACT amount of body fat) is the most attractive man she's ever seen.  It's a fun book to read - the hero and heroine get to know each other over a period of a few months and their relationship is obviously something more than just lust (like in a large amount of romance novels).

Good luck!

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Date Posted: 6/9/2009 6:44 PM ET
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I just recently read Secrets of a Former Fat Girl (nonfiction) which was REALLY good. It's kind of a memoir with weight loss tips.

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 3:19 PM ET
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I third He Loves Lucy.  Great book!

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 8:16 PM ET
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I second The Cinderella Pact! It a good light read.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 8:59 PM ET
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I liked Katherine Center’s Everyone Is Beautiful.  But the weight loss is about losing baby weight... not sure if that's what you're looking for.  Great story!

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 12:50 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/4/2009 8:01 PM ET
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It's not specifically about weight loss, but The Other Shulman by Alan Zweibel is about a heavy guy who trains for a marathon and loses a lot of weight in the process.

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 9:07 PM ET
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Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner-heroine has a weight problem and I believe she does lose weight in the book-been a long time since I read it so I can't be sure.

Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer

Date Posted: 9/15/2009 12:57 PM ET
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The Thin Woman by Dorothy Cannell

This is a mystery. THe heroine does lose weight throughout the book - and solves a mystery at the same time. It's an awesome book. It's also the first in a series. The main character solves mysteries.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 5:49 PM ET
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Night Swimming by Robin Schwartz  Excellent!!!!!
In the bestselling tradition of Good In Bed and She's Come Undone comes a charming romantic comedy about a woman who flees a life and a body she doesn't want, and finds love and her true self in the process. Charlotte Clap has worked in a bank in a small New Hampshire town all her life. Just when it seems things couldn't get worse (she's over- weight, loveless, and recovering from the death of her mother), she learns from the doctor that she has one year to live. So, resolving to live with no regrets, she quits her job, and right after her farewell party, steals two million dollars from the bank. Charlotte buys a million dollar Hollywood condo (in cash!), changes her name to Blossom McBeal, and falls in love with Skip, the gorgeous pool guy with a surprising past. While the New Hampshire police search for her, Blossom takes to the pool every evening under the cover of darkness to swim laps and reflect. Suddenly the pounds start dropping off, and it looks like her burgeoning friendship with Skip could turn into something more....but will her criminal past catch up with her and prevent her from finding true love?


Date Posted: 10/18/2009 12:22 AM ET
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I know you asked for fiction, but my favorite weight loss read is "The Weight-Loss Diaries" by Courtney Rubin. I really enjoyed it.

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Date Posted: 10/29/2009 6:23 AM ET
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I loved Jemima J too!!1

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 10:25 PM ET
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J. B. Stanley has a seires of mysteries about a weight loss group.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 3:15 PM ET
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Now, your mileage may vary, but I loved "The Memory of Running" by Ron McLarty.    It is a book about grief and personal transformation.