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Enjoy an excerpt from Nicole's POV:
I stared across the booth at my mom with a blank expression on my face and told her what I felt she needed to hear, what I’d never heard her husband say. “You look pretty.” And she did—prettier than I’d seen her look in a long time. She looked like she’d lost a few pounds. Either that or bought a better girdle. And I had an instant vision of my mom losing half her size, like the people on The Biggest Loser.
We were at Red Barrel, celebrating their three-year wedding anniversary on Halloween with a bunch of people dressed up in costumes. Who gets married on Halloween? Better question: Why did they get married at all?
Mom was wearing a long-sleeved purple and black dress that she got from Macy’s. I remembered when she got it last year, because as soon as she came home, she tried it on and asked me a bunch of times if I liked it. Each time I told her I did, but she didn’t believe me, so she took it off, put it back in the bag, drove to the store, and returned it. The next week she saw it on sale online and ordered it, but this was her first time wearing it. I wanted a more glamorous mom, one who looked like she could be my sister. Someone who could teach me how to put on my makeup and do my hair and had a sense of style I admired—someone like Beyoncé.
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