|Plot Summary of Losing it|
Red Dress, Oct 2003, 12.95, 288 pp.
Thirty-two years old Diana Christopher hates how she looks as a size sixteen and detests her job as the fat waitress butt of jokes. She would loathe her sex life, but that has been non-existent for fifteen years since she lost her cherry in the back of Barry's pick-up truck. Now she has good news as she has a tumor that will allow her to join daddy who died over two decades ago in a car crash. However, depressing her further is that the doctor informs her that her life escape route proved benign.
Diana decides to reinvent her life by losing weight through diet and exercise, find a new job, and have sex. She begins to go to bars and even has sex and loses weight by ignoring her favorite foods. When she meets her neighbor's nephew she realizes it is her Barry from her teen days and they rather quickly they fall in love. However, heartbreak occurs due to excessive heat with a broken air conditioner, but though they are sad by their loss they are glad to find one another.
Though chick lit in some ways, LOSING IT is a serious look at a lonely person willing to give up on what she perceives is an abysmal life not worth living. Readers will empathize with Diana who feels several pixels below the food chain of those enjoying life not just surviving. Though morbid at times, Lindsay Faith Rech provides a strong character study.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Losing it|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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