Measure By Measureby Rebecca Fox, William Sherman
When blonde, Rubenesque paralegal Jenny Taylor is coaxed by her boss Lissa to a dance sponsored by the Midwestern chapter of RADFAm, a national fat advocacy organization, this wild new romantic world throws her into a spin. For within the group's gang of full-figured friends and their admirers lies the tantalizing chance for love and betrayal, couplings and contretemps. The well-rounded cast of suds-worthy singles includes: Misty Shores, super-sized spiritual guide and entrepreneuse; Greg Dillman, Armani-armored chubby chaser on the prowl; Connie Donovan, a raven-tressed and roundly rumped fashion diva who mows a swath of spurned paramours; Paul Daily, a lanky teacher who learns more than he'd imagined about plump pretties; and Joseph Rivera, a hunky sous chef forever seeking a BBW who measures up to his ideal.
It's robust, comic romance as Jenny and her friends flesh out the truth about soap opera: It's not just for the rich and slender. Taken from the online cyber-serial, Measure By Measure is a Tales of the City for the fat and fabulous!
- Pearlsong Press
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)
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One of the first questions I hear from women who hear about size acceptance is, "Is it really true that there are men who prefer fat women?" Yes, Virginia, there are fat admirers in the world. This book is unique in that it kisses and tells (in fictional form, of course!) about that social world. So far this is the only book I know of that provides an entertaining, positive look into the plus-sized dating scene. The co-authors are a couple who established a chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) in Central Illinois in the 1990s, and the romances, triangles and soap opera stories in Measure by Measure come from a truth they have both witnessed and lived. I found the characters engaging and enjoyed rooting for star-crossed lovers to get together, unraveling a mystery and watching the devious doings of a fat femme fatale. It's a fun, hopeful book!