Maggie and Olivia have been friends since grade school when their weight was the one thing they had in common. Now adult, Olivia has had weight-loss surgery and is a slim size 4. She is engaged to a handsome doctor and seems to have the perfect life with one slight problem-no one in her new life knows that she ever used to be fat. Maggie has not had the surgery and continues to struggle as a fat chick in a thin-centric world. She tries to hang onto the fading friendship with Olivia as she learns to become comfortable in her own skin; no matter what its size.
Another entry into the genre I call fat lit. However, the characters are very real and you really get to know Maggie and all her struggles with her weight, her non-existent career and man troubles. Tough issues are handled with a humorous and realistic touch. Book discussion guide included. 2005, 312 pages.