Everyone seems to be getting on with their lives except Maggie. At 26, she's still serving coffee at The Beanery Coffee House, while her friends are getting married, having babies, and having real careers. Even Olivia, Maggie's best friend from childhood, is getting married to the doctor with whom she lives. Maggie's roommate? Her dog Solo (his name says it all). The man in Maggie's life? Well there isn't one, except the guy she has a crush on, Domenic, who works with her at the coffee shop as a bus boy.Maggie and Olivia have been best friends since they were in grade school. Both fatties, they befriended each other when no one else would. Now grown-up, Maggie is still shopping in the "women's section" while Olivia went and had gastric-bypass surgery in search of the elusive size 2, the holy grail for girls everywhere. So now Olivia's thin and blonde and getting married, and Maggie's the fat bridesmaid. Ain't life grand? In this wonderful debut novel that is sure to remind readers of Jennifer Weiner's Good In Bed, Liza Orr is both witty and wise, giving voice to women everywhere who wish for just once that they could forget about their weight.
Kirsten (USA: MI) (2007/08/19): "Maggie and Olivia have been best friends since they were in grade school. Both overweight, they befriended eachother when no one else would. Now, grown up, Maggie is still shopping in the euphemism-if-there-ever-was-one 'women's section', while Olivia went and had gasturic-bypass surgery in search of the elusive size 4, the holy grail for women everywhere. So now Olivia's thing and blond and getting married to a handsome surgeon, and Maggie's the fat bridesmaid, again, in charge of planning 'The shower' and keeping Olivia's secret: that she's really a fat girl in a thin body. Ain't life grand?" - Back cover
Anyone woman who has ever struggled with their weight, their body image, or their friendships will like this book.