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Good Luck with That Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins
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“It’s not easy, you know, to be in love with your husband and watch him slowly grow disappointed with who you actually are.”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
“...they were just normal, and they were enjoying that elusive state of simply BEING...”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
“All the misery of being a fat teenager in America, trying so hard to be invisible, quiet, not to draw attention to myself.”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
“True peace was rare when you were fat. When you were fat, you wore armor to protect and deflect. You were either sharp and bitter, inspiring fear in potential bullies, or you were extra cheerful to show nothing mattered at all, not the snubs or the insults or the degradation. When you were fat, you worked so hard to be invisible. You lived in fear of being noticed, singled out, of having someone point out what you already knew.”
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“When you’re surrounded by peers at their peak of beauty, it’s impossible to forget your own imperfections. My weight was like a Dementor, always close, always stealing happiness, something I always tried and failed to escape.”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
“understood.

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I smile at everyone because I’m afraid they hate me on sight, so I try to be extra sweet. Though I don’t do it on purpose, I even talk in a softer, higher-pitched voice than I use when I’m talking to myself, or with Marley or Georgia.”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
“Going to the doctor when you’re fat is a string of humiliations. The second you walk in, you only have one problem. You could have a spear through your heart, and the doctor would say, Eighteen hundred calories a day, lots of green leafy vegetables, and forty-five minutes of cardio every day, and that spear will be no problem!”
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“You could be fulfilled just the same . . . and you were also allowed to be sad once in a while.”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
“I want to be with someone. I want to be part of a couple. I want kids. He’s a good person, Georgia. All I have to do is—what’s that saying?—make the scales fall from his eyes, and I think he could love me.”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
“Life was kind and full of chances. Sometimes we didn’t take them. Sometimes we hid our truth and acted out of fear. Sometimes we turned away and closed the door.”
Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That