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Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins

Good Luck With That
By: Kristan Higgins
Narrated by: Xe Sands, Lori Gardner & Suzy Jackson

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Published: August 2018
Published by: Audible Audio
Format Read: Audiobook. Audible App
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Rating: 5/5

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.

For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it’s coming to terms with the survivor’s guilt she’s carried around since her twin sister’s death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it’s about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother’s and brother’s ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.

But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson’s dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.
A novel of compassion and insight, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.

Source: Goodreads

My Thoughts

This 5 star read was one of the most relatable books I have read in a long time. I loved the bond the three women forged and how they supported each other during their individual life tribulations. Some readers may find that the characters constant obsession with their weight is repetitive, but I felt that it was accurately portrayed. Their lifelong struggle had consumed every aspect of their lives and was only compounded by stigmas towards body images in popular culture and those around them who only added fuel to the fire. I appreciate how the author explored, not only the physical issues that come with being overweight, but the psychological aspects that contribute to obesity as well. This contemporary fiction tells a heartwarming story with an empowering message; be yourself!

I enjoyed the narration and thought that the voice actors did an excellent job of depicting the individual personalities of the three friends.

I would highly recommend Kristin Higgins Good Luck with That to those who may struggle with their body image and are in need of a pick-me-up. I am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future. 

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