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Alternate Beauty Paperback – 26 Jul 2005

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (26 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553382985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553382983
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.1 x 22.8 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,423,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A warm, wise, bittersweet book, brimming with powerful insight and understanding--a must for any woman who has ever dieted or obsessed about her body image--which is basically every woman in the Western world." --Sue Margolis, author of Breakfast at Stephanie's

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She couldn't change the way the world looked at her, so she changed the world....Ronnie Tremayne is a big girl with big dreams: she wants to be a fashion designer. But as her model-thin mother never fails to remind her, in fashion, image is everything-and Ronnie is a size 28. When she learns that her job managing a plus-size boutique is in jeopardy because her weight is "disturbing" to the clientele, Ronnie loses control. After a late-night binge, she dozes off wishing for a world where fat is beautiful. When she awakens the next is.
Now the ideal woman, Ronnie is thrust into the spotlight. She attends the best parties. She has her mother's approval. Her boss invests in her clothing line. And the men! But as her appetite for life grows, Ronnie's
appetite for food shrinks. She soon becomes unrecognizable-inside and out. And while navigating the giddy highs and miserable lows of this so-called perfect world, Ronnie discovers what she should have known all along:
it's not the size of your body that matters, but the size of your heart.
Wise, witty, and compassionate, this stunning debut novel speaks to anyone who has ever engaged in the battle of the bulge-or the exasperatingly elusive pursuit of perfection.

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