Eat Your Heart Out by Shirley Goldberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Eat Your Heart Out is such a satisfying read! And by satisfying, I mean YUMMY descriptive food fabulousness along with all the romancing feels!
Dana and Alex are teacher co-workers and develop an easy friendship over dinners and a shared dislike of their new superintendent. Dana works her way thru a few dissatisfying dating ventures while Alex holds her hands and feeds her from his healthy eating regimen. He was once much “chubbier”, so much so that she didn’t even recognize him at the grocery store. Alex’s healthier lifestyle is a major focus of the story as he struggles with an on-going food obsession.
Dana’s Ex just took the job that she was hoping for at the school where she works! Add to that the new “Cruella Deville-ish” superintendent has it out for her too! Talk about lending to an uncomfortable work environment. She struggles to look for a different school to work for – “middle age job hunting” is the pits. Dana’s girl group is helping her cope thru wine – my kind of gals. We get to visit with Sunny from “Middle-Ageish”, Goldberg’s first book in the series – which is not a requirement to enjoy this story as a standalone. But it is always more fun to get some of the backstory of the group dynamic as a whole – I would recommend that read as well for you Mid-Life Goddesses.
In “Eat Your Heart Out”, our author Ms. Goldberg weaves a deep-felt story of middle-aged characters and all the insecurities that come with being single in the mid-life dating world while maintaining sanity. There is a lot in this story that will resonate with our middle-aged besties in terms of all the stereotypes and struggles associated with weight and dieting. Somehow Shirley Goldberg tackles these heavy topics with some humor, romance, and compassion. I am here for it – and the FOOD! Enjoy!
I was given an ARC of this book from the author and publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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