Ada's Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel

Ada's Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel

by Alice Randall


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ISBN-13: 9781608199495
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/24/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alice Randall was born in Detroit, grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Harvard. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, and Rebel Yell. She is also an award-winning songwriter, and the first black woman in history to write a number one country song. Randall is currently writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville with her husband. She recently lost over 50 pounds following her own rules.

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Ada's Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Abbieoftheville More than 1 year ago
When Ada receives an invitation to her college reunion, she embarks on a weight loss journey. She wants to shed the excess pounds that she has accumulated over the last 25 years. Ada is a preacher's wife who had been accustomed to looking after everyone else. Now she would have to turn the tables and begin looking out for herself. I applaud the author for introducing middle age characters, aging parents and tackling the problem of obesity. However, I didn't know if this was supposed to be a weight loss book or a novel. Each chapter is a weight loss rule/tip. So, the author wrote each chapter in response to its title. In that sense, it seemed as though she created a series of stories about the main character in order to fit the chapter titles. Therefore, the plot seemed rather disjointed instead of cohesive.
Emilie1 More than 1 year ago
This book was so entertaining and I enjoyed it thoroughly!
CMGrant07 More than 1 year ago
This book is hybrid diet book/comedy/drama. I'm not looking to lose weight or diet, but it was a great read for general health tips. I recommend to anyone who wants to laugh and enjoys a good love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for book clubs!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was a delight to read. I intend to purchase Ada's Rules as college graduation presents. This sassy herione lives a "lived life".
speedy74 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
For anyone who has ever struggled with their weight, or had doubts about their choice in partners, this book is for you. Ada turns 50 and decides she wants to slim down for her 25th college reunion where she will see her first love, Matt Mason. Always faithful to her husband, Preach, Ada is so unhappy about her marriage that she even considers rekindling her old flame. What she finds out about life, love, and herself throughout her journey to lose 100 lbs. is both entertaining and insightful. The climax of the novel was very satisfying and worth the read. Randall's writing style is easy to read and humorous. I romped through the book in one day!
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EXCELLENT BOOK!!!! Wish there was a sequel. :-)
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