The Weight of It: A Story of Two Sisters

The Weight of It A Story of Two Sisters A candid funny and altogether un putdownable Glamour memoir about the bond between two sisters and the pounds that nearly separated themAs young girls a year apart in age Alison and Amy Wilens

  • Title: The Weight of It: A Story of Two Sisters
  • Author: Amy Wilensky
  • ISBN: 9780805077728
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • A candid, funny, and altogether un putdownable Glamour memoir about the bond between two sisters and the 150 pounds that nearly separated themAs young girls, a year apart in age, Alison and Amy Wilensky were almost indistinguishable, and they were inseparable But during elementary school, Alison began gaining weight, and by the time she was sixteen was morbidly obese.A candid, funny, and altogether un putdownable Glamour memoir about the bond between two sisters and the 150 pounds that nearly separated themAs young girls, a year apart in age, Alison and Amy Wilensky were almost indistinguishable, and they were inseparable But during elementary school, Alison began gaining weight, and by the time she was sixteen was morbidly obese The sisters remained close, but over the years the daily indignities and affronts that Alison endured took their toll, reshaping her identity indelibly and affecting the sisters relationship in unanticipated ways Then, in her late twenties, Alison underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost 150 pounds Everyone who knew her and particularly Amy would have to confront the many dimensions of this transformation and acknowledge that the person who emerged was, to some degree, a stranger The Weight of It is a universal story of how we discover who we are and who we want to be.

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    1. In contrast to Let Me Go, which I read just before this, this wasn't a particularly incredible story but it was well-written. From the title and the description on the book jacket you would think that this book is about a sibling's obesity problem. But that's more the sub-plot; this is mainly the story of two sister's relationship. Having three sisters myself, there was much I could relate to. The author, Amy Wilensky, is the oldest child and her sister, Alison, is only thirteen months younger. [...]


    2. I'm struggled to get through this book despite the fact that I love books about fat people who lose weight. But this is told from the perspective of the skinny sister and it comes off more as a mixture of apology and rationalization. As in, "sorry I was a bitch when you were fat and I know you weren't fat on purpose, it was your genetics and nothing else. Love you!" I kept waiting for the part where she talks about her sister's weight loss surgery and the aftermath--instead it was mainly a mixtu [...]


    3. How about a huge yawn for this book?The description of the book saysA "candid, funny, and altogether un-putdownable" (Glamour) memoir about the bond between two sisters and the 150 pounds that nearly separated them. As young girls, a year apart in age, Alison and Amy Wilensky were almost indistinguishable, and they were inseparable. But during elementary school, Alison began gaining weight, and by the time she was sixteen was morbidly obese. The sisters remained close, but over the years the dai [...]


    4. This book is a memoir of the relationshuip between Amy, the author, and her sister, Alison. Two years apart, they are close, playing and fighting as they grow up. Then Alison starts to gain weight and is obese by 15 and weighs 317 pounds as an adult. Alison has gastric-bypass surgery and in less than 2 years, weighs 128.Another sick-at-home book, read in a day, the book lacks vitality and it lacks the voice of Alison. Everything is recounted by Amy the adult. Nothing feels present tense, not eve [...]


    5. "If I'm certain of anything, it is this: your siblings are the only other citizens from a country nobody else will ever visit. Adults like childhood generalized, expanded to a fuzzy, falsely unifying idea made up of equal parts nostalgia and multicolored crayons, but childhood itself is painfully, excruciatingly specific, and few other people can ever come close to understanding your own. Parents are ambassadors from another place entirely; they think they understand the language, the dress code [...]


    6. I really did not like this book much at all. It was not what I expected, which isn't always a bad thing, though in this case it was. This was much more a 200 page explanation of how a thin woman's life has been affected by her overweight sisteren her no longer overweight sister. I found it shallow and lacking insight. If it hadn't been such a quick read i definitely would have quit partway through. As a overweight woman with a normal weight sister the book really disappointed me. There seemed to [...]


    7. Amy's sister Allison was 200 lbs. heavier than she. Interesting reflections on their relationship."Privately I have a theory, and I think that Allison has taught it to me . . . Most days I think it's true: the less you think about how other people see you, the more clearly you come to see yourself. if you can do that - even touch the outer edge of it while standing on your toes - we think you can do anything at all."The ending was a very nice tribute to her sister. It made me feel good. This boo [...]


    8. Some critics slammed this book because it's the story of the author's sister's weight loss, not her own. It's the old question of who has the "right" to tell people's stories. But the book is much more about a sibling relationship than about weight, and I think it does a great job of exploring that relationship and how it changes in adulthood. The writing is magaziney, not literary, but is clean and smooth, and the memoir is organized pretty well.


    9. I started this book expecting a novel. In point of fact it was a memior based story. About two sisters. One with a weight problem who later in life had a gastric bypass which changed her life. Her sister tells the story and in the same breath highlights on how her life is in relationship to her sister. It is actually a very uplifting story and well worth the read.


    10. Tedious. The story of two sisters, one of whom sounds quite interesing, but is written about so dull-ly by the other. Lengthy descriptions of how they differed on coloring book technique as five yr olds. Shopping mall level psych, utter crap.


    11. I never connected with the characters. Despite good writing, I did not get a solid understanding of the sister - why she gained weight or why she lost weight. The words and writing were well crafted - but it did not click for me.


    12. A memoir about two sisters, one of whom is morbidly obese before having gastric bypass. Written by the average sized sister, it's less a story of sisterly love and more a story on the emotional effects of weight gain and loss.



    13. My sister was fat before she had weight loss surgery. Here's how I feel/felt about it. Me me mememememememeAnd that about sums up this book. Pointless.


    14. I liked Wilensky's touch in this book. It felt very personal, lacking the stylization that makes a lot of memoirs seem distant and fictional. It was straightforward and smart.


    15. I really enjoyed this book. It is about two sisters, one overweight and one slender. It deals with the struggle of the overweight sister and her desire to fit in and be like everyone else.



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