"A funny, moving portrait of a small-town Jewish community and the people who inhabit it, including a single mom coping with loss, a teen, and modern love. You'll be rooting for Orenstein's characters - especially her witty, lovably self-deprecating heroine - the whole way through."
- Jennifer Richler, author of writing appearing in The New York Times, Slate, Salon, and The Atlantic •
"Fat Chance is an evocative journey that sharpens our contact with what it means to be human. And it is a hilariously loving yet unflinching portrait of a woman imprisoned by the body she thinks isolates her from love and - maybe more important - sex. Orenstein is like a magician pulling pennies from the air, infusing the haunting with laughter, the seeming inescapability with hope, and in the end offers the surprising and poignant gift of a special kind of joy."
- Michael Adams, author of Blind Man's Bluff and Anniversaries in the Blood