Caroline Burau is a freelance writer and author in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Her memoir, Answering 911: Life in the Hot Seat was a Reader's Digest Editor's Choice and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.
Sugarfiendby Caroline Burau
Fed up and In the middle of her latest of a lifetime of doomed diet attempts - cutting sugar cold turkey - Estelle decides to quit
If her life is a box of chocolates, acid-tongued, sugar-obsessed Estelle Brown should learn how to pick them better. Her boyfriend's left her for a bulimic hand model, her roomate's skipped town, and her boss is in love with her.
Fed up and In the middle of her latest of a lifetime of doomed diet attempts - cutting sugar cold turkey - Estelle decides to quit quitting for good, pack her bags, and lose herself on a 7-day Caribbean cruise.
But even on a floating monument to binge eating, the diet industry follows her. Across from every buffet is a studio full of treadmills. Next to every plate of fried calamari is a large diet Coke.
As a ship full of wary passengers ducks for cover, Hurricane Estelle wages her own personal war against moderation. But the consequences land her in the belly of the beast: broke, alone, and forced to take a job as -of all things-- a detox consultant for the ship.
Is Skinny the answer to Happy? Is Sweet n Low the new black? Is that Denise Austin chick ... for real? No, no and yes, oddly. But for a Sugarfiend, it's not the destination that matters, it's all the cupcakes you get to eat along the way.
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If you have a funny bone, if you've been known to eat half a pizza in one sitting, if you've sung drunken karaoke on a cruise ship, if you've ever felt like you were lost in the world, or if you're a Minnesotan, you'll love this book. Estelle may have more issues than you do, but you can totally relate to her in one way or another. Do yourself a favor and pick up the book. It's a great journey, both figuratively and literally.