Anna Maxted sure does take the long way to get to the (anticipated) conclusion in this book. I love to read and really had to force myself to plod through the musings of the self-absorbed, confused main character. Her eating disorder doesn't make me feel bad for her; I pity her. There are many wonderful books out there; don't waste your time on this one!
Didn't finish. One assumes the vapid, whining, self-obsessed heroine of this piece will eventually turn into a human being but after struggling through almost 300 pages of this 400+ page boatload, I bailed out.
Fast read. Young English crowd; Natalie's best friend is getting married and she feels alone and lost. Meets the wrong guy, loses her job and almost loses her friends but wins out in the end. Actually a good read.
An overweight person reading a book about an anorexic. I really know how to pick them, don't I? After I found out I was reading a book about an anorexic, I thought I was going to hate the book. Admitedly, it is a fluff chick-lit style book. Something about me actually liked it though. I found myself feeling emotions (albeit rarely GOOD emotions) towards the characters and I'll take moving books where I can find them.
When I first began this book, I was not sure I'd finish it, but as I read on, the content became more meaningful. I think it has a lot to say about how women care for themselves in today's world and how they define their worth. It provides good insight into the psychology of eating disorders, and it's funny too!
"Wickedly witty and refreshingly honest, Running in Heels is a hilarious look at the lies we tell ourselves - and the unwanted truths that only our best friends can tell us. Strong humor, heartache and snappy dialogue"