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by Susan Sussman (Goodreads Author)
A delightful look at love, marriage, motherhood, friendship and calories--and what they all mean to women. Susan Isaacs has praised The Dieter as "a delightful novel, intelligent, witty, and very moving". Available in mid-January.
Hardcover, Limited First Edition, 299 pages
Published December 31st 1989 by Pocket Books
(first published January 1989)
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This is my secret guilty pleasure - the one I keep hidden behind the Kafka and Walker and Plato on the bookshelf. I've read it a dozen times over the years and always enjoy it. It's like a dependable old friend who's not very intellectual but you can have a ton of fun shopping at the mall and going to IHOP with (and who wouldn't know a dangling participle if it hit her in the face). I'll never get rid of this book!
Though I read this book nearly twenty year ago, I recall it is filled with one-liners which sting the intended victim with both accuracy and hilarity. As I flipped through the book to search for such examples, I was pulled into the pages with the same exuberance the main character used to get that last drag from her cigarette.