First Line: Working it Out, by Abby Rike

Abby Rike shares her moments of loss and of life on The Biggest Loser in her memoir Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope. Working it Out was released in paperback on Tuesday (which, probably at least mildly-intentionally, was the finale of this season’s Biggest Loser).

I am standing on the side of the road. It’ as though my feet are planted in the ground, planted in cement. And I’m just waiting. No one will tell me anything. The dreadful scene that lies around the curve ahead remains a mystery for now as I’m frozen in place, standing like a statue at the defining moment of my life–eerily controlled while the life and love I’d cherished slips from my grasp. The intense combination of the red, white, and blue lights from the multitude of emergency vehicles penetrates my vision so severely I am overwhelmed by the visual assault. These are the lights that embody emergency, rescue, and often tragedy. Only this tragedy–my tragedy–has left me with no one to rescue.

Stay tuned for the review!


About katepadilla

I write for the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa. I keep blogs lifebythebooks, Save Me, San Francisco, and Beauty and Beast Buy a House. I'm also hard at work writing a short story collection inspired by the music of Train.

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