While on a Caribbean Cruise and after numerous bottles of Moscato wine and several trips to the all-you-can-eat dessert bar, four sisters decided to write a book about their love affair with food and their experiences with diet disasters. With a combined 224 years of experience between the sisters, they consider themselves experts at diet failures.
Once the title of the book was decided, they eagerly disembarked the ship, headed home, and not very quickly began writing about their diet bloopers and failures.
After they discussed their work-in-progress with their older, and wiser, and normal-weight brother David, he realized the book was a fun idea, but it would need some insight into good nutrition and exercise and so he graciously or reluctantly (depends on who you ask) volunteered to add some of his wisdom and knowledge to the readers and to his sisters.
Chapter One: “Let’s Talk About Diets," by Brenda Kennedy
Chapter Two: "Did Someone Say Cookies?" By Carla Evans
Chapter Three: “My Knee-Slapping Diet Experiences" by Rosa Jones
Chapter Four: "'Let's Go On A Diet Together!' She said 'It'll be Fun!' She said 'My Ass!' I Said" by Martha Farmer
Chapter Five: "Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise — The Serious Stuff" by David Bruce
About the Author
Brenda Kennedy, an award winning and Amazon bestselling author, is a true believer of romance. Her stories are based on the relationships that define our lives - compassionate, emotionally gripping, and uplifting novels with true to life characters, that stay with her readers long after the last page is turned. Her varied, not always pleasant background has given her the personal experience to take her readers on an emotional, sometimes heart wrenching, journey through her stories. Brenda has been a struggling single mom, a survivor of domestic abuse, waitress, corrections officer, hostage negotiator and a corrections nurse. She is also a wife, mom, and grandmother. Even though her life was not always rainbows and butterflies, she is a survivor and believes her struggles have made her the person she is today. Brenda is the author of the award winning book, Forever Country (The Rose Farm Trilogy Book 1). She has been dubbed "The Queen of Cliffhangers" by her adoring readers because books one and two always have a cliffhanger ending. In Brenda's own words, "I write series that end in cliffhangers, because I love them. I always give away the first book in each series so you have nothing to lose by reading it." She was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio and moved to SW Florida in 2006 with her husband Rex. They have a combined family, and she often jokes about not remembering what child belongs to who.
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and registered nurse. I specialize in geriatrics and I am passionate about my work and truly enjoy taking care of my patients as well as their family members. I believe that the elderly deserve and have earned our respect, attention, and care. We have so much to learn if we just take the time to listen to the wisdom they have to offer. I have laughed, cried, laughed till I've cried, and learned so much simply by spending time with my patients. I love creating things with my hands. I draw a little, sew a little, and make wreathes sometimes. I love babies, children, and obviously the elderly. I love shopping, mostly at thrift stores, and believe no one (especially me) can have too many fancy dishes, tablecloths, or quilts. I love my family and enjoy spending time with them. Becoming a grandmother gave my life a whole new purpose and joy beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I am a records keeper at the local police station. I am a reader. I am a self-taught, beginning knitter. I am a "struggling" author. I love depression glass, antique linens, old crystal, vintage cut glassware and angels. I love frozen custard and anything lemon. I love peonies and roses, babies' laughter and birds singing. I love knitting and reading and watching my grandson do anything. I love listening to rain falling on the roof while lying in bed in the early morning. I enjoy watching a lightning storm brewing, knowing it's headed in my direction. The smell of fresh-cut grass, sun tea, a good book and a comfy chair bring me much pleasure. I love long rides in the hillsides and the valleys searching for old country churches. I love seeing the cows lying in the pastures and the barns that house them. I love the plentiful deer here in Ohio and the bears in Tennessee. I love the mountains, I love the ocean. But most of all I love my family: my brothers, my sisters, my husband Steve, my son Josh Murphy, my stepdaughter Tori Farmer, my mother-in-law Janice Farmer and finally, my grandson Tristan Murphy.
Hello, my name is Rosa. I am a mother and grandmother and a design enthusiast. I love beautiful things and think we should treat ourselves on a daily basis by using our special glassware, linen napkins, white towels etc. I love mellow music, classic R&B, textiles...white linen, matlasse, and monograms. I love french doors and shuttered windows. I like rusty things..natural patinas, curvy furniture and crystal chandeliers. I like fine china, pink depression glass, stemmed glassware even for water. I love to shop at brocantes and flea markets to furnish my home. I love to read lots of books and I like to write a little. I love to laugh and to laugh a lot. I love for people to be comfortable in my home. I am a bon vivant...someone who lives well...not to imply that I am wealthy, but rather that I am at ease and enjoy day to day life...enjoying good food, wine, family and friends. I also believe you should never hold back a compliment. We all need that little boost in our day to day life and I believe in saying "I love you" to almost everyone.
I would like to see my retellings of classic literature used in schools, so I give permission to the country of Finland (and all other countries) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to the state of Texas (and all other states) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to all teachers to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. Teachers need not actually teach my retellings. Teachers are welcome to give students copies of my eBooks as background material. For example, if they are teaching Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” teachers are welcome to give students copies of my “Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’: A Retelling in Prose” and tell students, “Here’s another ancient epic you may want to read in your spare time.” I also write collections of anecdotes; most of the anecdotes are funny or at least interesting, while some provoke thinking. Libraries, download my books free at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/bruceb David Bruce is a retired anecdote columnist at "The Athens News" in Athens, Ohio. He has also retired from teaching English at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well, I guess the headline pretty much says how I feel about this book! ;-) ;-) Fun interactions (between the lines? Not really!) :-) among 3 sisters & 1 brother. ... & a few more impressions/opinions: Interesting! Helpful! Laughter-inducing! Though there are some typos, I'll let them slide - - and retain the 5 stars (not water;-) above - - because I found this book informative and entertaining. :-), Lucky p.s. Check out the book, The 17-Day Diet, by Dr. Michael Morris (... maybe some of you already 'have'...) ;-).
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