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Fat Girls in L.A. (Book 1: All About Vee)
     

Fat Girls in L.A. (Book 1: All About Vee)

by C. Leigh Purtill
 
In her small town's community theater, Vee is a star. Big roles, big applause, everything about her is bigger than life - until her father decides to remarry. Suddenly, Chester, Arizona seems much too small for Big Vee. With nothing but a stack of her late mother's letters to guide her, she heads for Hollywood where she hopes to find her place in the

Overview

In her small town's community theater, Vee is a star. Big roles, big applause, everything about her is bigger than life - until her father decides to remarry. Suddenly, Chester, Arizona seems much too small for Big Vee. With nothing but a stack of her late mother's letters to guide her, she heads for Hollywood where she hopes to find her place in the world.

But in L.A., no one notices Vee's talent, only her size. Can she stay true to herself and navigate Hollywood on her own terms? Or will success and love elude her?

Let's face it, in L.A. we're all fat girls, even the boys.

Editorial Reviews

Harmony M
All About Vee was, to use a single word, unexpected. I didn’t realize there’d be so much depth in the novel, despite it’s length. I figured it’d be something between Gossip Girl and Secrets of my Hollywood Life but it was something so much better than that.
Holly O
All About Vee is a must-read book for all young teenage girls, in my opinion, for the simple fact that Purtill illustrates how women who aren’t a size 0 are treated not only in LA and not only because they are striving to become actresses, but all across this country. She gives the weight epidemic that plagues so many young girls a story and luckily, Veronica does not change a thing about her weight throughout the book, which I was impressed with.
Rachel O
I moved to Los Angeles when I was 29 years old, 11 years older than Veronica is when she moves to Hollywood, yet the story felt true – bringing back all sorts of memories. As much as I enjoyed reading All About Vee, I cried more than once reading it. I am not an actress, but I am a plus-sized woman living in a skinny town. This is being marketed as a young adult book, but the concepts are pretty universal, and a true reflection of how it is here, I think. I highly recommend it.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013538016
Publisher:
C. Leigh Purtill
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Fat Girls in L.A. , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,271,872
File size:
419 KB

Meet the Author

C. Leigh Purtill is the author of two novels, "Love, Meg" and "All About Vee"

Purtill graduated from Mount Holyoke College with degrees in anthropology and dance. She later received her Masters of Science in Film at Boston University. In New York City she became a script supervisor on films, videos and commercials.

In Los Angeles she worked as a broadcast standards editor (network censor) for The WB Television Network, later renamed The CW Television Network on such shows as The Gilmore Girls and 7th Heaven.

Purtill currently resides in West Hollywood with her husband.
This biography was provided by the author or their representative.

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