The Shape of Us is a book about four women who meet online in a weight loss forum to finally get rid of those niggling kilos. They hope that by improving their body and relationship with food they might find the key to happiness.
The woman have different backgrounds but relate-able every-day problems. They talk about their life, marital issues, self image, infertility, isolation and miscarriage. The author covers the real struggle of staying on a weightless program while juggling life's demands. The excuses and guilty feelings might be familiar. The book's real strength is the authentic way it deals with body image and self-confidence.
But ultimately this book is also about friendships and relationships - it's not all smooth sailing and finding the secret formula to body acceptance.
The Shape of Us is a heartwarming story about find your girl gang and supporting each other through the hard times. It is a reminder that whatever works for you to keep you healthy and happy is your personal decision.
About the author
Lisa Ireland lives on the Victorian coast with her husband and three sons. After working for many years as a primary school teacher, Lisa is a now a full-time writer. When she's not writing, she can be found drinking coffee with friends or wandering along the beach with her extremely disobedient but totally loveable dogs, Millie and Lulu.