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The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing
Author: Johanna Edwards
In this funny, poignant debut, a plus-size heroine becomes a reality TV show contestant and discovers she's already beautiful enough to be the next big thing. — Kat Larson figured she had nothing to lose by becoming a contestant on the new reality show From Fat to Fabulous-except maybe a few dozen pounds. Then she'd finally be able to arrange a f...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425200285
ISBN-10: 0425200280
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 337 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Next Big Thing on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
A fantastic book that I had to make myself put down in order to get a couple of hours sleep, then I woke up early just to read more! It is a funny and sometimes painful book about an overweight woman who becomes a contestant on a reality show called Fat to Fabulous. This book is a really truthful fictionalized account of being fat in a society that loves thin. An excellent read...5 stars!
reviewed The Next Big Thing on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
The Next Big Thing was actually better than I expected it to be. My friend, being a little overweight, bought the book and read it and then told me about it saying that "it wasn't as good as she expected, but go ahead and give it a try". So I did and I loved it! It was great! I really got into it and couldn't put it down once I started. It has a great ending and a very easy-to-relate-to main character. Loved it!
a2tfruty avatar reviewed The Next Big Thing on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I thought this was a very fun and entertaining book. For a former "chubby" girl who was working to loose weight and keep it off... it reminded me that no matter what size I could keep my chin up :D
mwelday avatar reviewed The Next Big Thing on + 148 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I enjoyed this book...there was a good mix of likeable and unlikeable characters...and there was always the feeling that something was going to happen to the main character so it kept me interested. I would say it's a good pick for those who like Weiner or Weisberger chick lit.
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Helpful Score: 6
Funny and touching story of a size 18 woman in love with a man she met online - who thinks she's a size four. When offered a chance to lose weight on a nationally-aired reality show, she jumps at the chance.

I loved the way the authors hooked us in to the female characters. They were richly drawn and a delight to follow. I'd read more from this author.
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reviewed The Next Big Thing on + 6 more book reviews
I had a hard time getting into this book. But once I got through the first part, I really enjoyed it. Really light reading
samanthal avatar reviewed The Next Big Thing on + 2 more book reviews
Funny from the get go- a character most women will relate to, fun easy read.
emmey43 avatar reviewed The Next Big Thing on + 105 more book reviews
Really liked this book, its nice to see a story around a plus size person, and they actually get a HEA.


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