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In "Wait for Weight" by Jack McKenty, readers are taken on a thought-provoking journey through the complexities of body image and the societal pressures surrounding weight. Unlike many books on this topic, McKenty approaches the subject with sensitivity and nuance, offering a refreshing perspective that encourages self-acceptance rather than promoting quick fixes or unrealistic expectations.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its ability to tackle a deeply personal and often stigmatized issue in a relatable and engaging manner. Through McKenty's eloquent storytelling, readers are introduced to a diverse cast of characters who navigate their own struggles with weight, each bringing a unique perspective to the narrative. The author's ability to seamlessly weave these individual stories into a cohesive whole is truly commendable.

Moreover, McKenty's writing style is both eloquent and accessible, making it easy for readers to connect with the characters and their experiences. The author's use of vivid imagery allows readers to visualize the characters' emotions and challenges, fostering a deeper emotional connection throughout the book.

In addition to its engaging narrative, "Wait for Weight" offers valuable insights into the societal factors that contribute to body image issues. McKenty skillfully explores the media's influence, the pressure to conform to societal expectations, and the damaging effects of diet culture. However, instead of focusing solely on these negatives, the book also provides a glimmer of hope by emphasizing the importance of self-acceptance and self-care.

While the book successfully tackles weight-related issues, it occasionally loses its momentum by delving into unnecessary tangents or digressions that disrupt the overall flow of the story. Despite this minor drawback, the book's overall message remains clear and impactful.

In conclusion, "Wait for Weight" by Jack McKenty is a captivating exploration of body image that transcends stereotypes and offers a refreshing perspective on self-acceptance. With its relatable characters, eloquent prose, and thought-provoking themes, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by individuals struggling with weight-related issues.

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Wait for Weight


Sometimes the best incentive is to tell a man that success will throw him out of a job!

Illustrated by SIBLEY

When Dr. Allport Brinton's alarm clock sounded, it brought madness. It was very clever; it not only rang chimes of amazing penetrating power, it turned on all the lights in the room, closed the window, and started his bath water running. But this morning it was not appreciated. In fact, as Dr. Brinton got out of bed, he silently called down evil on the technician who had built it for him.


The "off" switch was on the wall farthest away from his bed and was controlled by a hairtrigger combination dial that couldn't be operated by anyone not fully awake. Dr. Brinton fumbled for a while, then gave up and started looking for his bedroom slippers. They had apparently crawled away during the night.

He padded into his bathroom barefoot. He was about to see what a hot bath would do for what he had already diagnosed as a histamine headache when the alarm clock, having decided that anyone who could sleep through ten minutes of chiming was unwakable, stopped chiming, turned off the lights, opened the window, and let all the water out.

Dr. Brinton was walking back toward the light switch when he tripped on his bedroom slippers and fell back into bed... Continue reading book >>

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