Book Reviews of Fat Chance (Red Dress Ink)

Fat Chance (Red Dress Ink)
Fat Chance - Red Dress Ink
Author: Deborah Blumenthal
ISBN-13: 9780373250509
ISBN-10: 0373250509
Publication Date: 3/1/2004
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Newspaper columnist Maggie O'Leary writes about what it's like to be overweight in today's world...humorous look at the real issues women face when they are dealing with weight issues...I think there were parts that ANY woman could associate with, regardless of size...a quick, enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an easy and fun read. I had a hard time putting it down! So my house may be a mess, but I had fun getting into Maggie O'Leary's world.
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Helpful Score: 2
Amusing novel that offers a refreshing chick lit twist: a heroine who embraces with gusto her inner--and generously proportioned outer--food-loving self. Very funny.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a great book. {First one by this particular author.} I was a little dissatisfied with how Maggie didn't appreciate all of her efforts losing the weight. She didn't have a lot of self-confidence. But, all in all, it was a great book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Maggie O'Leary is perfectly fine with being overweight and builds a high-profile career encouraging fellow females to do the same. Will all that change when she gets a call from Mike Taylor, Hollywood's most enticing bachelor?

Funny, light chick-lit.
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Helpful Score: 1
Slow read. I had high hopes for this book. I love reading about food/weight issues with America, but this felt more like a book report that a teenager would write for school. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not my favorite "chick-lit". It started kind of slow, but I was determined to finish it. There were some interesting weight loss tips in the epilogue though.
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I loved this book. Truly enjoyable read.
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I really enjoyed this book! It was a really fun read!
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A quick, fun chick read. Has some funny moments that made me laugh out loud.

Maggie is a New York journalist who writes a column for overweight people. She thinks dieting is a joke and food is for eating. She practices what she preaches, too. Until she's asked to go to LA and consult with a major hottie movie star, Mike Taylor, for his upcoming movie dealing with obesity and eating disorders. So she begins a secret plan to lose weight, with the help of her assistant.

Don't expect this to be the average person's weight loss dilemma. The pounds come off a little too easy to be believable, but it's still a fun story. Maggie is a mess, but aren't we all!
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I really liked this one.
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I read the first two chapters of this book and since it started out very slow and didn't grab me I couldn't finish it.
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Fast moving CL. Definitely need to journal immediately after reading since it's been a few months and the characters don't freshly come to mind. I do recall being a bit disappointed in Maggie. Bothered me that it took a man to get her to lose weight - why couldn't she have channeled that determination without a man in the horizon?
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aggie O'Leary is the champion of the overweight. A columnist at a New York newspaper, she writes "Fat Chance," in which she discusses the real obstacles facing overweight people, debunks myths about the obese, and tries to bolster her readers' confidence. Maggie is secure with her own shapely figure until she receives a call from Hollywood actor Mike Taylor. Mike is going to play a diet doctor in an upcoming film, and he wants Maggie to be his consultant. Maggie is reluctant--how can she go to Hollywood, where everyone is skinny and perfect and she's not? So she decides to secretly go on a diet. But she isn't going to be able to hide from her colleagues forever, and when word gets out to her readers, she has to find a way to balance her new look with her old philosophies. Light as a cupcake and as fun to devour, Blumenthal's debut novel will likely find many fans.
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A LOVE STORY OF FOOD AND FANTASY!!!
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A woman under construction to realize her dream come true.
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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!
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Maggie O'Leary is the champion of the overweight. A columnist at a New York newspaper, she writes "Fat Chance," in which she discusses the real obstacles facing overweight people, debunks myths about the obese, and tries to bolster her readers' confidence. Maggie is secure with her own shapely figure until she receives a call from Hollywood actor Mike Taylor. Mike is going to play a diet doctor in an upcoming film, and he wants Maggie to be his consultant. Maggie is reluctant--how can she go to Hollywood, where everyone is skinny and perfect and she's not? So she decides to secretly go on a diet. But she isn't going to be able to hide from her colleagues forever, and when word gets out to her readers, she has to find a way to balance her new look with her old philosophies. Light as a cupcake and as fun to devour, Blumenthal's debut novel will likely find many fans. --Booklist
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This is a former library book from another state I bought over Amazon.com, It is fairly in good shape inspite of that.