This is a truly delightful book, full of heart and humor. Marley, Georgia, and Emerson meet as teenagers at fat camp and stay friends into adulthood. When Emerson unexpectedly passes away, she leaves a to-do list for her friends to complete; a list they made of things to do when they were thin. The story is told from Marley and Georgia's perspective, with journal entries from Emerson mixed in. We learn of Emerson's struggle with her weight and all the hurt and tears she hid from her friends and the world. As Marley and Georgia attempt the list, they learn to live the lives they want and accept and expect, love from those around them. It's a wonderfully told story that really gets at the struggle of weight and learning to love yourself.
"New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, Good Luck with That, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance. Emerson, Georgia and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it is coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she has carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it is about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her. But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson's dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, shewanted her friends to love themselves. A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck with That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are."--