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 Amazon.com.
Check out the entire first chapter on my website: http://www.wsoliman.com and let me know what you think.