Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins

Good Luck with That

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 roma...

Details Good Luck with That

TitleGood Luck with That
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Romance

Reviews Good Luck with That

  • Deanna
    WOW!In my opinion, this was an emotional but phenomenal read!!Georgia, Marley, and Emerson met at Camp Copperbrook, a weight-loss camp when they were in their teens. Now they are almost 35 years old. Georgia and Marley have been contacted by Emerson who asks to see them. Emerson knows she’s dying and wants to see her best friends one last time.When they see her they are both shocked at how ill she is and how heavy she has become. They feel guil...
  • Melissa
    Kristan Higgins continues to impress with a story that speaks true to life—one that begs the question, why are we as women so hard on ourselves?With her three latest releases, Kristan Higgins has taken a few steps outside of her typical box and transitioned from what I would consider rom-com storylines to those with somewhat heavier subject matter. Ever-present is her humor and the excitement of a budding romance, just with an even deeper and r...
  • Meredith
    4.5 starsGood Luck with That takes a sensitive and compassionate approach to the very uncomfortable topics of body image and eating disorders. This emotional and compelling read focuses on friendship, family, and love. Most importantly, it’s about self-worth and self-acceptance. Georgia, Emerson, and Marley met when they were teenagers at a weight loss camp. Years later they reunite, but it is not a happy reunion as Emerson is on her deathbed ...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    4.5 Stars for this sensitive, compassionate and emotional read on body image, eating disorders, self-worth and ultimately self-love and acceptance. "Life was kind and full of chances. Sometimes we didn't take them. Sometimes we hid our truth and acted out of fear. Sometimes we turned away and closed the door." For me, Kristan Higgin's Good Luck with That was an emotional read. Georgia, Marley & Emerson met at Camp Cooperbrook in their teens. Th...
  • Kendall
    Another happy pub day for this amazing book! Kristan Higgins you're amazing! <3. This book could not have come at a better time in my life! I knew the moment I read the dedication for this book that this was going to be one of my stellar reads "This one is for all of us who've cried when looking in the mirror. Here's to never doing that again."I think most women can relate to feeling insecure with their body image at one point or another... and s...
  • Ana Mardoll
    Good Luck With That / B077CNXY2B[Trigger Warning: Fat Hatred, Eating Disorders]I want to say upfront I did not finish (DNF) this book. There are 39 chapters and a prologue, so 40 chapters total. I read the first 7 chapters, 2 chapters in the middle, and the last 4 chapters--13 chapters total I read, or almost a third of the book. I also heavily skimmed the parts I didn't read. I was looking, as close as I could, for something that would make this...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    First of all. I saw the controversary surrounding this book and that's like a siren call for me. See I'm a bit a chunky girl and I saw all the outrage about fat shaming..etc. So I thought what the heck. I am gonna read it.Oh and before we start. I review like I speak and not everyone is gonna like that so if I veer out of whatever is politically correct at this moment..sorry...not.The book is about three women who meet as teenagers at a fancy fat...
  • Simone
    There's been a lot of discussion about this book online, so I moved the ARC to the top of my pile to read it -- largely because I'm a bigger woman, and I wanted to have a say about a book so clearly relevant to my life. I've seen the twitter threads about the book being fat-shaming and fat-phobic, and I'll be honest, I was prepared to hate it. I didn't. Important to note: Yes. The inciting incident for the whole story is the death of a fat woman....
  • Holly B
    A highly sensitive theme dealing with weight issues and struggles.  An emotional journey of three friends ( Emerson, Georgia, and Marley) who have struggled with their weight and how it has affected their self-esteem. The friends have had to deal with many detestable attitudes about how society views people who are over weight. It truly made me sad to read about the hostility that some people directed towards the women merely because of their ...
  • Cheri
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!As this story begins, these three girls, Marley, Georgia and Emerson, whose friendship was formed at Camp Copperbrook – a camp where girls from the ages of eleven to eighteen went for weight loss – are about to “age out” of this camp. This is their last day at camp, but not the last of their friendship. ”That’s the problem with perfect moments. They end.Though no one would say it, all three girls knew things would ...
  • Katie B
    Within the first 20 pages I knew I was already emotionally invested in the story. Georgia, Emerson, and Marley met at a weight loss camp as teenagers and sixteen years later Emerson has passed away but left the women with a final request. She wanted them to complete the tasks they had written on their list of fears from the summer they spent at camp. This is a story of learning to accept and love yourself.While the premise of a dying friend askin...
    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss.People who have struggled with weight will surely connect with this story. Three teenage girls befriend each other at a summer camp for overweight kids. Together, they create a bucket list of things they hope to one day achieve. The items on this list were things that only thin girls could comfortably accomplish, such as getting a piggy back ride from a cute g...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: “We live in a skinny world.”“Really? Because I live in America, and we are NOT a skinny nation, hon.” I know this was an ARC and I’m not supposed to quote it, but put two tears in a bucket and motherfuckit because that up there is G.O.L.D.I have to admit that the ONLY reason I wanted to read this was due to the controversy. Please note I didn’t bother looking at the actual ...
  • Gail Chianese
    As someone who has battled their weight for as long as they can remember, this book hit very close to home. I think I experienced every emotion possible while reading it. I laughed; it’s Kristan Higgins, after all. I cried – happy and sad tears, and then happy again. But it was more than just an “enjoyable read”. At times it was uncomfortable because it was truthful. Have I ever hated the way I look? Everyday. Have I ever hated myself for...
  • Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW In an effort to keep this spoiler free I'll keep this short (ish) forgive my lack of quotes I had so many saved and accidentally deleted them from my phone *CRIES ALL THE TEARS* and we're talking tattoo-worthy, life-changing quotes and they're ALL gone😭! But the good part is, that I know this book will speak to you, 'Good Luck With That' has definitely made my #RequiredReading list. I was sw...
  • Karen
    **ARC kindly provided by Netgalley**Well, I don’t even know how to review this one. I will say that it was a very sad and painful book to read. The story follows the lives of three girls that met at summer camp as teens, where they developed a life-long friendship that would prove to follow them for the rest of their lives. They shared a kinship of circumstance that bound them together without judgement. Kindred spirits facing their fears toget...
  • Jamie Beck
    I got so invested in Marley’s and Georgia’s lives (and Emerson’s history) that I finished this book in two days despite being on a business trip. Although these characters all struggled with self-esteem issues related to being overweight, the message of the story translates to any kind of confidence problem that stems from personal appearance (like, for example, my hereditary hair loss). What’s the message? Happiness in life comes through...
  • Amy
    I swear every woman on the planet should read this book you guys. I don’t know of a single woman who hasn’t struggled with her weight or dealt with body image issues or struggled with low self esteem. Higgins captures all of the feelings and emotions that coexist alongside these complicated feelings women have about themselves perfectly and she does it with humor and grace as well.This is told from all three friends perspectives, Marley and G...
  • Marla
    This is the story about three girls who meet at fat camp and struggle with their weight. Now they are adults. Emerson is almost 600 lbs and soon dies from her weight. Georgia struggles with body image even when she lost all her weight. Because she can't believe someone would love her for her, she sabotages her marriage. And Marley, a personal chef who is athletic and in love with a guy who doesn't want to be seen in public with her. I have strugg...
  • Sheyla ✎
    Wow, what a tough topic to write about!I’m not going to lie, parts of Good Luck with That were hard for me to read. I felt an immense amount of empathy for the gut-wrenching pain these heroines had and were going through. There were so many things which resonated with me. Body image and weight are two things that do affect me. I love food and I tend to eat more when I’m under stress. I never had to worry about weight until I was in my twentie...
  • Sharon H
    I received an advanced reading copy of Good Luck with That from NetGalley. Emerson, Marley, and Georgia met at a camp as kids. When they were 18 the three girls wrote a list of things they wanted to do once they finally “lost all their weight”. The list reappears sixteen years later when Emerson leaves it for Marley and Georgia when she dies. That’s where the story starts. Romance and women’s fiction author Kristan Higgins brings us back ...
  • Jennifer
    4.5/5 starsApparently this book is a bit controversial. It's about a very important subject that a lot of women deal with: weight and body issues.I found this book to be emotional and moving. And some of it might be a bit hard to read. But it felt real.This book has romance, but that is only a part of the story. I would categorize this book as Women's Fiction, with one of the main focuses being on the friendship between the two lead characters. M...
  • Laina SpareTime
    This book hates fat people and it's going to kill someone
  • Dianne
    Self-image, body shaming, we are taught by example to never be happy with our body or our appearance. The pain of being obese brings three girls together one summer in a relationship that will last through the years, the pounds, the successes and the failures until one of them went too far and paid the ultimate price, death.Georgia, Emerson and Marley created a list of things they feared would never happen/wanted to do that summer, and now fulfil...
  • Janet
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher –New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, 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-...
  • Beth
    Good Luck with That is a delightfully eyeopening emotional journey that will change the lives of everyone that reads it. Touching, heartfelt and dealing with something every person, at one time, deals with...self imagine. It doesn't matter if your issues are the same as these character's food issues or just unhappy about something about yourself. You will be moved by these characters's journeys.I received this ARC copy of Good Luck with That from...
  • Kelly (Belle of the Literati)
    4.5 Stars! Wow, this book was very emotional and hard to read at times. I know there’s been a lot of criticism of this book and it’s topic, I have to say in my opinion and POV it’s unfounded. This book, to me, is not about fat shaming or how losing weight makes your life better, it’s about the very real struggle we as people (and not just women) face in regards to food, healthy eating habits, past hurts, and self-acceptance and love. This...