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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Abby Rike Narrator: Abby Rike Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781609419912
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In 2006, Abby Rike lost the life she knew and loved when her husband and two young children were killed in a car accident. Devastated and numb, she shut down. For nearly three years she walked through life like a spectre, present in body only. As she descended, so did her health.
Fortunately, Abby was not alone. She had loving parents, supportive friends, and a faith that continued to sustain her. Little by little she found the courage to return to life. Joining The Biggest Loser proved a catalyst for the physical and emotional changes she needed to make. In fact, against all odds Abby gained strength, courage, wisdom, and continued her steadfast relationship with God. Instead of anger, she found herself slowly but steadily healing. She lost a hundred pounds but gained hope.

In this riveting book, Abby tells her story—from her joyous life before the accident to the unbearable pain that followed it and her eventual emergence as a woman reinvigorated by her faith in God. Today Abby’s resilience and positivity are a testament to the power and importance of faith in the darkest hours.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deeply moving…yes. Inspirational…absolutely. Life changing…without a doubt. Abby Rike’s story is birthed from the depths of human tragedy. But her hope and joy radiates in the midst of her tears and fears. After reading this beautifully visceral and compelling story, you will not be the same.”

    Jill Kelly, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Abby Rike’s story is not easy to wrap your mind around. She suffered a loss that seemed impossible to move forward from, but she has not only moved forward, she has thrived…After reading, WORKING IT OUT, I felt like I knew Abby's family and had walked those agonizing steps with her. I look at that smile that radiates from within her today and know that the transformation I was lucky enough to be a part of goes much deeper than her appearance.”

    Jillian Michaels, trainer for The Biggest Loser and New York Times bestselling author

  • “Real, raw and refreshingly hopeful all at once. I truly couldn’t stop reading once I started.”

    Jennifer Rothschild author of Self Talk, Soul Talk

  • Working It Out is a powerful message of hope over despair—with a lot about weight loss to boot.”

    Dr. Rob Huizenga, associate professor of medicine, UCLA

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 6/23/2011

    " What an inspirational story. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 6/13/2011

    " A place that i was and I felt better after reading this

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 5/28/2011

    " A wonderful book by a terrific lady! Abby shares her story--the good and the bad-- with all of us, and it's a story of love and courage in the midst of unspeakable tragedy. I highly recommend this book!

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Humber | 4/5/2011

    " This was an interesting read for me, as I followed Abby very closely while watching her on the Biggest Loser. Her story really resonated through me. The book was much different than I was expecting, but it was a good read. "

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About the Author

Abby Rike was a high school drama teacher before the 2006 accident that changed her life. After losing her two children and husband in a tragic accident, Abby journeyed through the trials of grief and ultimately decided she needed a life change. After a stint on The Biggest Loser, where she lost 100 pounds and gained a new perspective on life, she quit her teaching job and now travels around the country speaking full time to a variety of different groups about her physical and emotional journey.