Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dietland - Book Review
I thought the style of this reminded me of something that Chuck Palahniuk would write, and then I read the "Acknowledgments" in the back of the book and discovered that the author, Sarai Walker, was inspired to write this book after reading and watching Fight Club. So, there you have it!
If you're a woman reading this book on her own, I have to say that I think it would be a lot better to read it with someone else or as part of a book club. There is a lot to discuss in this book! What would you do if you were in Plum's position? What would you do if you were in the position of ANY of the women in the book?
Some of this book may be hard for some women to read, especially those women who have gone through similar circumstances. But I think it's an important book that will launch a greater discussion about the treatment of women in this country.
Dietland is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is on bookstore shelves now. I received a free copy of the book at Book Expo America with no obligation to review.