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The Dieter

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  79 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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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Sep 08, 2012 Marci rated it liked it
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!
Apr 05, 2011 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
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.
Aug 25, 2007 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Woman loses best friend to cancer,her marriage craps out, she gains weight and makes new friends in the process. I've re-read this book probably a dozen times. You'll laugh and cry at the same time.
Oct 14, 2007 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the way the author dealt with the subject matter of compulsive eating in order to cover/cope with lack of self esteem. Beautifully done.
Aug 01, 2011 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Recommended by my mom. I rolled my eyes at her, but I read it anyway and loved it.
Feb 21, 2013 Amelia rated it really liked it
nice book,i even wanted to be on a diet for some time,then i changed my mind :)
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An enjoyable read. I was so glad when she realised that size is not directly disproportionate to intelligence, & started sorting out her life.
Aug 12, 2009 Kimberlyn rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
too depressing, had to put down
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