Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lane Bryant-ing

This weekend, I sat by the pool, listening to the soothing sounds of water...margarita in one hand and book in the other.

Now birthday-pool reading has special requirements. Just any old book will not do. Fluff is a must.

Sunday I read a book called the Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer. The book is about 3 good friends who meet for lunch as often as they can. They have a favorite restaurant and a favorite table...right in front of the main window. On this particular day though, the new management has decided that table is reserved and instead puts them in the to the kitchen door. The women call the manager on it. : It's because we're fat, isn't it?

At this point the women decide to make a pact. They will...for once and for all....lose their excess weight and change their lives.

As the story evolves, each woman takes a different approach to their pact and uncoveres different truths about themselves and the world around them.

I would like to call this chick lit with an interesting message.

Now...the fact that they each transformed themselves in 6 mos is a little far fetched, as anyone who has ever struggled with weight will tell you. The thing I do like about the book is that there were some ugly truths included and while the main character did have an almost cinderella ending, she confesses that losing weight did not make all the problems in her life disappear, just the one...the weight.

Oh...this is turning into a book review isn't it? I will have to cross post it then.

I did want to tell you about this one funny thing.

The women as a way of encouragement along their journey, would go "Lane Bryant-ing." For anyone who doesn't know, this is a store for plus sized women. The characters in the book would go to Lane Bryant, find their smallest size (a 14) go to the dressing room to try it on and when it proved to be too big, would ask the sales woman for the next smaller size...only to be told that the pants *are* the smallest size in the store.

That just cracked me up!!!!

I would recommend this book for what it is. Decently written Chick Lit...good for birthday pool reading.