New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins’s novel, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; August 7, 2018), has caused a stir, challenging readers to think about their views of weight and body image. The passionate dialogue that followed proves how far we still have to go when discussing weight and our society’s definition of what’s too fat, too thin, perfect and problematic.
Thirtysomethings Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been close friends since they met at 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 Marley and Georgia, Emerson’s death is the jolt that makes them look at their own lives, reevaluate their family relationships, reexamine how they view themselves, and understand why they still search for love and acceptance.
With GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, Higgins taps into the way women struggle with not feeling like they are “enough.” Every woman has benchmarks in her mind, even if unconsciously, of what will make her worthy. Those lists range from getting the right job and making more money, to finally earning a parent’s approval, to getting married and having children, to achieving their ideal weight.
Higgins expertly handles sensitive issues of body image, weight, grief, and self-esteem while delivering a novel full of humor, heart, and a rich cast of characters. It’s the laugh-out-loud, ugly cry book of the summer.
About the Author
Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received many awards and accolades, and she is a six-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction. Higgins lives in Connecticut with her family. Connect with Kristan online at kristanhiggins.com, twitter.com/kristan_higgins, and facebook.com/KristanHigginsBoo ks