The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards

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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.
 

About Johanna Edwards

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Johanna Edwards is an award-winning journalist, and the producer of WYPL's nationally syndicated radio program "Book Talk." The Next Big Thing is her first novel.
 
Published March 1, 2005 by Berkley. 356 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A light-hearted, well-plotted debut with a surprise romantic ending and over-the-top charm, The Next Big Thing skewers reality TV shows, Los Angeles, ambitious online boyfriends and the wrong-headed concept that if you just get skinny enough, all your problems will disappear. .

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