Dusty Book: Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12

The March 15, 2013 issue of Booklist features a special Spotlight on Women’s Fiction, and in honor of that, most of my posts for the next 2 weeks will follow that theme.

In Robin Gold’s mis-named novel (I say that because the heroine’s weight, while refreshingly real, is really not the main thrust of the story) Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12, TV producer Delilah White, an aspiring Martha Stewart, is up for a promotion that could make her a star. She’s confident she’ll get it—she’s got personality, experience, and skills—but she finds herself thwarted at every turn by a rival determined to get the promotion for herself, at any cost.   When the two women find themselves in the Catskills for the weekend, Delilah realizes her nemesis is out to thwart her love life, as well. Scheming and sabotage abound in this funny story filled with appealing and realistic characters.

The Booklist review ends with, “The holiday culminates in one of fiction’s most hilarious and outrageous parties as Gold proves that sometimes nice things do happen to nice people in this fun and uplifting story starring a domestic-arts heroine for the ages.”

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About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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