Synopses & Reviews
Plus-size Maggie O'Leary is America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart. Her informed column about the pitfalls of dieting is the one sane voice crying out against the dietocracy. She is perfectly happy with who she is and the life she leads. Until she gets the chance to spend some quality time with Hollywood's hottest star. Maggie knows she can't exactly show up looking like . . . well, herself. So she swallows her words and vows to become the skinniest fat advocate Tinseltown has ever seen.
Swearing her trusted assistant to silence, Maggie embarks on a "secret" makeover. From showdowns with her boss, who is convinced his star columnist is losing her edge -- er, girth -- to run-ins with her closest male friend, the trip through the famed red door of beauty is anything but graceful. But despite her doubts about abandoning the comfortable life she's known -- not to mention deceiving legions of loyal readers who still think of her as their champion, L.A.-bound Maggie is hell-bent on getting her just "desserts"!
Bursting with wit, insight and humor, Deborah Blumenthal's Fat Chance is a guilt-free pleasure that is good to the last page!
"Fat Chance is a modern Cinderella story . . . and great fun!" (New York Times bestselling author Susan Isaacs, author of Long Time No See)
"Spring's Best Chick Lit 2004." (People magazine)
Maggie O'Leary, America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart, is called by Hollywood's sexiest actor to help him prepare for an upcoming role as a diet doctor. Now Maggie embarks on a "secret" makeover. Chosen as "People" magazine "Best Chick-Lit Pick" for spring 2004.
As America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart, Maggie O'Leary has captured the attention of the American population. That is until the phone rings and Mike Taylor, Hollywood's sexiest actor, wants her to come to Hollywood to help him prepare for his upcoming role as a diet doctor.
About the Author
Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who divides her time between covering health, fitness and beauty stories and writing children's books. She has been a regular contributor to the New York Times and her stories have appeared in many other national magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. Fat Chance is her first novel.