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Something's Wrong with Your Scaleby Van Whitfield
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A perfect mix of humor and heart, Van Whitfield's Something's Wrong with Your Scale! is the tale of Sonny Walker, a thirty-something Mr. Nice Guy who's waging the battle of the bulge and looking for love.<P>Dumped by girlfriend Marsha after gaining seventy-five pounds, Sonny is on a mission to lose the weight and get Marsha back. But he can't stop thinking about food. Even in the middle of their breakup conversation, Sonny's mind is on Marsha's delicious cheesecake. When all else fails, he heads to the FutraSystem Weight Loss Center, where he meets potential love interest Kayla as well as a host of other colorful characters. Despite a hilariously calamitous courtship with Kayla, Sonny discovers that being with her is "better than a Wendy's triple-cheese with ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, and an order of Biggie Fries, topped off with a Frosty (large, of course)".<P>Even if nothing's wrong with your scale, Something's Wrong with Your Scale! is an absolutely delicious must-read, a universal love story that is funny, wise, and heartwarming in equal measures.
The hilarious new work from Van Whitfield, writer-on-the rise and author of the Blackboard bestseller Beeperless Remote.
In Something's Wrong with Your Scale, Van Whitfield introduces the likeable Sonny Walker, a thirty-something Mr. Nice Guy who's found companionship and comfort with Marsha. The only problem is that he's become too comfortable. Weighing seventy-five pounds more than when the courtship first began, the newly food-obsessed Sonny just can't stay away from Marsha's marvelous dishes, even in the middle of their breakup conversation.
Determined to slim down and get his girlfriend back, Sonny joins the FutraSystem weight-loss center and meets potential love interest Kayla, as well as a host of other colorful characters. In a heartwarming tale that is alternately hilarious, wise, and ultimately self-affirming, Whitfield has created a thoroughly delicious and engaging novel sure to be enjoyed by those who have waged the battle of the bulge, or know someone who has.
About the Author
Van Whitfield's first novel, Beeperless Remote, originally published in paperback in 1996, was an underground sensation. The following year, Blackboard and Emerge placed Van Whitfield among the ranks of a cadre of young up-and-coming African-American male writers such as Omar Tyree and Eric Jerome Dickey. Whitfield established the "Education Works!" Foundation to encourage literary excellence among young people. He's single and lives in the D.C. suburb of Lanham, Maryland.
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