Better Than Chocolate by Susan Waggoner

By Susan Waggoner

Be cautious what you need for. . .Food author Annie Wilkins is on an convey elevator to status and fortune, due to learn scientist/husband Tom's outstanding invention: fat-free, carb-free, calorie-free chocolate that tastes greater than the genuine factor! as soon as diminished to writing walleye-on-a-stick articles for Minnesota Menus, now she's dwelling huge in exhibit homes and hobnobbing with the hoi polloi. Annie and "America's Sexiest Scientist" Tom fortunately settle for their new prestige because the nation's such a lot occurring awesome Couple.But as a high-profile spokesperson, Annie's acquired a company accountability to alter her hair, her kind, and lose twenty-five kilos. Her young ones have gotten too worldly too quickly and Tom's favorite for lots greater than simply his sweet. If this can be the yankee Dream, Annie must get up simply because instantly her marriage and her sanity are in jeopardy. . . and she's approximately to backside out on most sensible!

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Not only did the blouses have darts at the bust, they had them at the waist. The sleeves were either waferlike little winglets or altogether missing. And instead of a ten or a twelve, my sizes through the swing-top era, I discovered I wore a fourteen. The pants experience I won’t even go into. Finally, a gaminelike salesgirl showing off her ultratoned arms in a gauzy little number suggested I might try the Eileen Fisher section two floors up, which I did, and left with trousers, shirt, and lightly quilted jacket in ravishingly coordinated shades of stone, pebble, and carrara.

Ed asked tentatively, glancing at Kate. “Let’s. ” Kate smiled a mockingly sweet smile. ” As we found our seats, I took a closer look at Kate and tried to recall what department she was in. Advertising? Merchandising? Market research? Sales? Ten or fifteen years older than me, she was definitely a woman after my own heart. Not only was Ed the lay-up ace deferring to her, but her amiable sarcasm broke the waves of formality that had begun forming around all of us. It was like watching Eve Arden wisecrack her way through Mildred Pierce.

But Tom snatched it away and folded the chunk back into its wrappings. “No more,” he said. ” “Just one little sliver,” I begged. My face was flushed and I felt like throwing a tantrum. God, this stuff really was like chocolate. “You can have more tomorrow,” Tom said, hiding It at the back of a cupboard. ” “Or a very naughty one,” I said, picking up the crumbs with my fingertips. “Tom, look,” I said suddenly. It was astonishing, really. ” I waved my smeary fingertips at him. ” he asked. 26  Susan Waggoner “No, that’s not it.

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