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Good Enough to Eat Paperback – September 7, 2010
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What I like most about Melanie (and all of Stacey's heroines that I've "met" so far) is that she's real. She has flaws & insecurities, as well as, successes & pride. Ballis provides the crucial amount of insight into Melanie so that I can understand and relate to her, without becoming irritated that the plot is being overrun by the protagonist's inner thoughts. The "supporting cast" are colorful, soulful, real.
Real is simply the best adjective I have for all of it. The romance is real, the life issues are real... It isn't a storybook fairytale, it's a glimpse into a fictional character's life.
It's chick-lit, or "women's fiction" without the trite sap.
I loved reading about her entrepreneurship with her cafe. I would gladly come to Chicago just to eat there. Everything sounded delicious and it also sounded like a really fun place to work. The characters that make up this novel are very engaging. I really liked Melanie's relationship with Nadia. At first they start off as an "Odd Couple" type of relationship but eventually they grow closer but still maintain that off beat distance. Nadia's story is equally as interesting to read about. Plus there's an Amish twist! (I can't seem to escape them) One of my favorite parts of the book is when Melanie travels to DC to visit her friend and ends up touring the Holocaust Museum. If you have not been that museum, it is worth alone a trip to DC just to visit it.Read more ›
I was thrilled that Good Enough to Eat surpassed my expectations. First of all, the story was wonderful. I absolutely love that it wasn't your typical girl-loses-weight story. Mel worked incredibly hard to lose weight, and it wasn't about how she looked. It was about how she felt about herself, plus her health problems. Once Mel lost that weight, she had a love-hate relationship with food. I loved reading about her learning to appreciate each mouthful of food, rather than eating so fast she couldn't taste each bite. She was also very strong, constantly resisting the temptation to binge when things weren't going her way.
I also appreciated that this wasn't a magic story - Mel struggled with food on a daily basis. At one point Ballis compares food addiction to a drug habit or alcoholism, and makes the very good point that if alcoholics or drug users were required to take their drug of choice, but only in moderation, exercising self-control three times a day, it would be incredibly difficult. It makes it even harder for Mel that she works around food, albeit very healthy food that helped her to lose weight.
The storyline in Good Enough to Eat doesn't follow your typical women's fiction pattern either. Around each corner was a surprise, which made this book very fresh. And the food. Oh, the food.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was an o.k. book, with good insight on human relations. The end disappointed, but the recipes were good.Published 4 months ago by Cmats
Really enjoyed my second Stacy Ballis book! Her stories are easy, quick reads that keep me entertained all the way through!!Published 7 months ago by Amber
Such a fun book packed with tons of sage advice for those humans who have used food to medicate their feelings with on a big scale or a smaller scale so to speak. Loved it!!! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Shrinkmaster
This book was a serious disappointment! It's premise was great, the story could have been done so much better. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
A beautiful and emotional tale by Ms. Ballis, my new favorite author. Highly recommended.Published 19 months ago by Turtledog223