Everyone seems to be getting on with their livesexcept Maggie. At 27, shes still working at the local coffee house, while her friends are getting married, having babies, and building careers. Even Olivia, Maggies best friend from childhood, is getting married to her doctor boyfriend. Maggie, on the other hand, lives with her dog Solo, and has no romantic prospects, save for the torch she carries for Domenic, the busboy. Though Maggie and Olivia have been best friends since their fattie grade school years, Olivias since gone the gastric-bypass surgery route, in hopes of obtaining the elusive size two, the holy grail for fat girls everywhere. So now Olivias thin, blonde, and betrothed, and Maggies the fat bridesmaid. Aint life grand? In this inspiring debut novel, Maggie speaks 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.