Book Review: Good Luck With That by Kristen Higgins @Kristan_Higgins @BerkleyPub

Book Review: Good Luck With That by Kristen Higgins @Kristan_Higgins @BerkleyPubGood Luck With That on August 7, 2018
Genres: New Adult
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One of Purewow's Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.

For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.

But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson's dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.

A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck With That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.

Painfully beautiful and gut wrenchingly personal, Good Luck With That is my top 2018 read to date.

This story gutted me from chapter one. Reading through tears isn’t easy but everything about this book felt like it was written just for me. Told through a three person point of view, all three stories weaved together creating a real and honest look at the lives of women with body issues. This book may not be for everyone. The emotions and reality of it all was painful. Kristen just gets it. At times I was like, “get out of my head” and others times I just needed to walk away and catch my breath before I continued on. I can’t say enough about how much I loved this book and I am grateful that Kristen brought to life very real issues laid out in black and white for all to read. A must read for 2018 and beyond. I will revisit this book often.

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 18 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. She is a five-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction, and her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year of many prestigious journals and review sites. If you want to keep up with Kristan’s new releases and get a free short story, sign up for her mailing list at

The proud descendant of a butcher and a laundress, Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, two long-lashed children, a couple of frisky rescue dogs and an occasionally friendly cat.

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