"An overweight waitress ponders her relationship her best friend, who had once been overweight herself, as her friend prepares for a wedding"--Provided by publisher.
Palmer debuts with the latest sprightly entry in the ever-expanding category of light romantic comedies starring plus-sized heroines. Maggie has been best friends with fellow fat girl Olivia since they were 12. Following gastric bypass surgery at 22, however, Olivia grows increasingly unrecognizable. Now 27, she's engaged to Adam, a fat-phobic Ken doll, and although Maggie is to be the maid of honor, she feels less and less a part of Olivia's skinny new life. After Olivia disappoints her old friend again and again, Maggie sets in motion a long-overdue and explosive confrontation and walks into the arms of the colleagueAbusboy to her baristaAwhom she's had a crush on for ages. By that time, in true chick-lit style, Maggie is both earnestly at work improving herself and being loved for her true, unimproved self. And though Palmer doesn't moralize, it's when Maggie starts to make her own, more realistic wishes come trueAby taking a better job and signing up with a trainer instead of a surgeonAthat she sees her love requited. It turns out her instincts were goodAas are Palmer's. Agent, Christy Fletcher. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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1 . Fun, fast read
Posted March 20, 2010 by Linda Bradley , Lombard, ILNo great literary masterpiece, but a thoroughly enjoyabale read. I ended up liking Maggie, the main character, quite a bit, and was realy pulling for her in the end.
2 . Couldn't Put it Down
Posted March 16, 2010 by Jill , Holderness, NHThis story will resonate with any woman who has ever had a weight problem. Ms. Palmer does a fantastic job of describing the poor self-esteem and being self-conscious. Maggie goes from victim to victorious and I loved sharing in her transformation. I couldn't put the book down!
3 . Great book
Posted March 04, 2010 by Stephanie , PAi bought this book when it was the $1.99 special. Boy was that a great buy.
This was such a good book and page turner. It was funny, sad, and a great friend story.
I recommend this to everyone!
get read! :)
4 . a bit too many swear words
Posted February 23, 2010 by barb , Peruthe back and forth of the main character from past to present interupted the main theme.
there were too many swear words for me.
5 . It was OK
Posted February 19, 2010 by Nicky , NYI somewhat enjoyed reading this book the first time... If you get this book, it's worth the read, but it isn't the most amazing plot or exciting read.
It was OK.
September 11, 2005
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