Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins is an automatic buy for me. I have been privileged to meet her twice now at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. She not only is a brilliant story teller, but a sweet, kind, and fabulous lady.

Good Luck with That is a story about three childhood friends who first meet at a fat camp as teenagers. Georgia, Marley, and Emerson have unique experiences and issues surrounding their lifetime of weight and body image issues. Emerson passes away early in the novel and Georgia and Marley must fulfill her dying wish to face their fears, be brave, and start the journey of self care that they have neglected most of their lives.

What follows is how Georgia and Marley become more honest about the pain and mental issues stemming from their body issues has caused in their personal relationships with family and friends.

This novel hit hard many of my own issues with body image and weight. And the great thing about Kristan is that she doesn’t condemn or endorse the choices her characters make or how they feel. She presents all these issues in a sensitive and kind way.

She signed my copy of this book with the wish that I take care of me. And I certainly don’t put my needs before others most of the time. I’m getting better at it, but it takes a lot of courage to give self care.

Thank you Kristan for this heartbreakingly inspirational read.