Any of you who read my other blog will know that I am currently undertaking a weight loss mission. So, when this blog popped up on my kindle ‘recommended reads’, I thought I’d give it a go. Really glad I did. This book is not only well-written and hillariously witty, but also heartfelt and extremely motivational.
The book is written in a diary format, telling the story through a thirty-something couple who embark upon a local radio station weight loss competition (a bit like the Biggest Loser). Zoe and Greg Milton are likeable characters, and their tales-of-woes regarding their lives and their dieting escapades left me in stitches, whilst still appealing to the reader with their sincerity. The relationship between both protaganists and the reader is strong in this book; I could relate to their story (as I’m sure many others will) and that obviously stuck a chord. Not only that, the characters themselves have a wonderfully endearing relationship that will pull at the heartstrings of many who read this.
From tales of embarrassing and awkward encounters in both Marks & Spencer and IKEA, as well as a ‘stiff upper lip’ approach to humour, this book is undeniably British humour at its’ best. There is also a strong message within this novel, which on a personal level I found extremely motivational with regard to how I should approach my own weight loss journey and goals.
For anyone on a diet, has ever been on a diet, or just enjoys a feel-good comedy read, I urge you to give this book a go, you won’t be disappointed!
4.5 out of 5 stars 🙂