Someone Else's Love Letter
"Lush and glamorous descriptions of a closet mistress and her single adventures in the city. As a NYC celebrity stylist, I could not wait to turn the pages."
--Amanda Sanders, Celebrity Stylist at New York Image Consultant
"Passionately and accurately describes the power clothes can have to transform, empower, and define."
--Bryn Taylor, Fashion Stylist, Bryn Taylor Style
Fixing your wardrobe is a dream job. Fixing your life is a work of art.
"I don't know if Deborah Blumenthal really, as the title of her novel suggests, knows what men want. But her WHAT MEN WANT (Red Dress Ink) does an excellent job of spelling out exactly what a 30-something newspaper columnist would want."
"Spring's Best Chick Lit"
--New York Times bestselling author Susan Isaacs
“Deborah Blumenthal’s deliciously amusing novel offers a refreshing chick-lit twist: a heroine who embraces with gusto her inner—and generously proportioned outer—food-loving self. Zaftig Maggie O’Leary happily devours barbecued ribs rather than obsessing about whether her own will be visible to the naked eye—and builds a high-profile career encouraging fellow females to do the same. Fat Chance is as much sparkling, laid-back fun as good champagne sipped from a bottle!”
--Wendy Markham, author of Slightly Single and Slightly Settled
As Americans throw themselves body, soul and pocketbook into the latest weight-loss craze, Maggie O’Leary’s informed column about the pitfalls of dieting is the one sane voice crying out against the dietocracy. Plus-size Maggie, also known as American’s Anti-Diet Sweetheart, is perfectly happy with who she is and the life she leads. Until she gets a call from Hollywood’s most enticing bachelor, Mike Taylor.
At first, Maggie thinks the call is one big joke put on by a particularly obnoxious colleague. But when Maggie learns that Taylor is the real enchilada and that he truly does need her to come out to Hollywood to help him on an upcoming film about a diet doctor, she’s in a pickle. Maggie can’t possibly turn down this opportunity of a lifetime, but she can’t exactly go to Hollywood looking, like…well, herself.
Swearing her trusted assistant to silence, Maggie embarks on a “secret” makeover. From showdowns with her boss, who suspects his star columnist is losing her edge—er, girth—and sends her Italian pastries to sabotage her efforts, to run-ins with her closest male friend, from walking through the famed red door of beauty to winding up on the wrong side of a positively lethal Elliptical trainer, the newly svelte Maggie finds herself navigating a new course. Full of 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 living out her most tantalizing fantasies!
New York Book of Beauty
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