New Meetup: Cranberry Meeting "The Next Big Thing" by Johanna Edwards

From: Kim
Sent on: Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:51 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Cranberry Meeting "The Next Big Thing" by Johanna Edwards

When: January 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Crazy Mocha
1185 Freedom Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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To kick off the New Year, we'll meet to discuss "The Next Big Thing" by Johanna Edwards.

We'll return again to the new Crazy Mocha on Freedom Road in Cranberry---we usually have the place to ourselves for the most part!




A bit about the book...

Synopsis

In this funny, poignant debut, a plus-size heroine becomes a reality TV show contestant and discovers she's already beautiful enough to be the next big thing.

Kat Larson figured she had nothing to lose by becoming a contestant on the new reality show From Fat to Fabulous-except maybe a few dozen pounds. Then she'd finally be able to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Nick, the British hunk she met online, who still thinks she's a size four. She'd finally be confident and graceful and thin-and there's that big cash prize, too, to pay for all those slinky new clothes she'd need. She'd finally have the perfect life.


Booklist
"Edwards addresses image issues with wit and candor...fans of Jennifer Weiner's realistic female protagonists will find a new favorite here."

Boston Globe
"Engaging, better-than-average chick lit. Edwards is good where it counts."

New York Post
"Required reading."

Us Weekly
"Hot book pick."

What People Are Saying
Jennifer Weiner
"A fresh, funny treat for anyone with a weakness for dishy desserts or reality TV."
?author of Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and Little Earthquakes



Sarah Mlynowski
"A terrific read that kept me laughing and cheering until the last page."
?author of Milkrun, As Seen on TV, and Bras & Broomsticks



Jennifer Paddock
"Tell-all honesty and pitch-perfect sass-like reality TV, highly addictive."
? author of A Secret Word




This book is available at Barnes & Noble online and as an e-book. You can also request the book through the Carnegie Library Network.


Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Pgh-Chick-Lit-Book-Club/calendar/11911081/

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