Friday 4 November 2011

Fat Girls Never Have Fun?

Says who? Yeah, society I guess. All those stick-thin models on the catwalks. How can that be normal? And junk fool, the damage that's done to our expanding waistlines, making us feel - well, out of shape.

It's time to fight back, that's what I say. I'm tired of reading about perfectly shaped heroines who can eat what they like and never put on an ounce. In Downsizing, released today by Musa Publishing, Maxine is overweight and painfully shy. Underneath all that extraneous flesh there's an intelligent, witty and interesting person waiting to get out, but no one bothers to look beyond her unattractive exterior. No one except local heartthrob Noah Fenwick, that is. The two form the most unlikely of friendships but when Noah lets Maxine down as well, she knows that what life has already taught her is true -
                                       Fat Girls Aren't Supposed To Have Fun.

Years later Maxine and Noah meet again. But this time it's Maxine who calls the shots. Slimmer now and with a high flying career, she discovers that losing weight isn't the be all and end all she'd always thought it would be and she's merely exchanged one set of problems for another.

Even so, in her position, wouldn't you be ever so slightly tempted to exact revenge?

Downsizing by W. Soliman - Available from Musa Publishing and

Check out the entire first chapter on my website: and let me know what you think.



Jane Richardson said...

Wendy, this sounds so good! Hope it does really well. Loved the excerpt, and I hope Cassie gets what's coming to her!

Jane x

Wendy Soliman said...

Thanks, Jane. It's lovely to be able to create baddies and then give them their comeuppance.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Nicely topical, Wendy, and a beautiful engine of romantic revenge! Sounds good enough to eat!
Wishing you grerat success with it.

Wendy Soliman said...

Thanks so much, Lindsay.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Congratulations, Wendy. It does sound good!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I like the sound of this book. Good luck to Wendy.

Wendy Soliman said...

Thanks for stopping by, Barbara and Debs.