The main character, Melanie Hoffman, a former lawyer loses half her body weight and opens a gourmet take-out store specializing in healthy and delicious food. Soon after her husband leaves her for a woman twice her size. She gets hit with a financial crisis and takes in a quirky roommate and gets involved with an area documentary film maker.
This was a quick enjoyable read. As someone who has been plus sized most of my life, I could easily relate to the character. Something that those of us who lose weight deal with often are the unfamiliarity of it, the issues with how we deal with others and our weight loss, the idea that you still sometimes feel like a fat person in a thinner body.
The book's chapter titles are names of dishes and the way the story is told, relates what she identifies with that dish. At the end of the book are 40 pages of recipes. Some of them healthier versions of a dish, others the decadent version.
From Amazon.com About The Author:
"Stacey Ballis is the author of several novels, including Inappropriate Men, Sleeping Over, Room for Improvement, and the upcoming The Spinster Sisters due out in March of 2007. She is also a contributing author to the anthologies Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, due out in May 2007, and Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned From Judy Blume, due out in June of 2007."Good Enough To Eat by Stacey Ballis is available at Amazon.com, Borders.com, Barnes And Noble.com and your local bookseller.
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