By Susan Waggoner
Be cautious what you would like for. . .Food author Annie Wilkins is on an show elevator to reputation and fortune, because of learn scientist/husband Tom's extraordinary invention: fat-free, carb-free, calorie-free chocolate that tastes larger than the genuine factor! as soon as decreased to writing walleye-on-a-stick articles for Minnesota Menus, now she's residing huge in exhibit homes and hobnobbing with the hoi polloi. Annie and "America's Sexiest Scientist" Tom fortunately settle for their new prestige because the nation's such a lot taking place exceptional Couple.But as a high-profile spokesperson, Annie's acquired a company accountability to alter her hair, her type, and lose twenty-five kilos. Her young ones have gotten too worldly too speedy and Tom's sought after for lots greater than simply his sweet. If this can be the yank Dream, Annie must get up simply because instantly her marriage and her sanity are in jeopardy. . . and she's approximately to backside out on most sensible!
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Two kids, big dreams. Tom, as the product’s father, is a natural spokesman. And your background, Annie, is, well, it couldn’t be more perfect. Everyone, I’d like you all to read the book in front of you over this weekend. ” He glanced at me and smiled warmly. D. had been a mere springboard to Minnesota Menus. Sellout, for starters. But I still wished they were here to see the ripple of interest that ran through the room as necks craned toward me. “We’ve developed what we feel is a unique strategy,” Bob continued, “a lifestyle-oriented approach that positions our product as the key that opens the door.
The last time I shopped for clothes, constructed clothes did not exist. There were no blouses with darts, not to mention belts with anything, and if you really needed a size large, you had to beat all the size-two girls to the racks before they got them all. Swing tops, one-size-ﬁts-all pants, sweaters that measured sixty inches at the bottom edge—need I say more? But that era, I discovered in the harsh glare of dressing- Better Than Chocolate 33 room lights, was long gone. Not only did the blouses have darts at the bust, they had them at the waist.
But those who lasted met an even chillier politeness in the spring, as anyone who wintered in Minnesota by choice was surely more than a little off the beam and therefore to be given the widest berth possible. I looked around the table to see how Kate’s comments to Lucie were ﬂying. People seemed simultaneously uncomfortable and gleeful, as if they were weighing the disaster of a hostile-workplace lawsuit against the satisfaction of seeing Lucie called on her obviously habitual tardiness. Lucie herself remained oblivious to all the nuances.