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BIC Subject: Romance
Published By: Random House Us
 
Published: 07-Jul-2020
Format: Paperback, 432 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780525510444
Stock Code: 5510444
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Bea Schumacher is a leading fashion blogger, known for her honest body-positive message. But after an unexpected heartbreak, Bea's confidence is shaken and she feels hopelessly alone. In the midst of her sadness (and some drunken internet rantings), she receives a surprising proposition- Would Bea like to be the first plus-size woman to star in the next season of reality dating competition sensation Main Squeeze?

Against her better judgment, she accepts. The producers promise it will be the most diverse cast yet and a great opportunity to expand her brand. And while she knows she'll never find love, she might find distraction from her broken heart and inspire other plus-sized women to believe that they have a right to the spotlight too. But as the cameras roll, she is forced to face down judgement, ridicule, and expectations amidst over-the-top dates and international travel with a line-up of men who feel like fantasies (a sexy French chef, a sardonic professor, a playful younger man) as she ultimately discovers the truth behind the fairytale, and the reality of falling in love.

In this witty, heartfelt debut, Kate Stayman-London shines a light on how the complex standards of female beauty affect how we define ourselves and who deserves to be seen...and loved.Bea Schumacher is a leading fashion blogger, known for her honest body-positive message. But after an unexpected heartbreak, Bea's confidence is shaken and she feels hopelessly alone. In the midst of her sadness (and some drunken internet rantings), she receives a surprising proposition- Would Bea like to be the first plus-size woman to star in the next season of reality dating competition sensation Main Squeeze?

Against her better judgment, she accepts. The producers promise it will be the most diverse cast yet and a great opportunity to expand her brand. And while she knows she'll never find love, she might find distraction from her broken heart and inspire other plus-sized women to believe that they have a right to the spotlight too. But as the cameras roll, she is forced to face down judgement, ridicule, and expectations amidst over-the-top dates and international travel with a line-up of men who feel like fantasies (a sexy French chef, a sardonic professor, a playful younger man) as she ultimately discovers the truth behind the fairytale, and the reality of falling in love.

In this witty, heartfelt debut, Kate Stayman-London shines a light on how the complex standards of female beauty affect how we define ourselves and who deserves to be seen...and loved.
Kate Stayman-London has spent more than a decade working at the intersection of fiction, screenwriting, and politics. She served as lead digital writer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. She's worked with GLAAD, MoveOn, EMILY's List, and the National Abortion Rights League. Her feminist comedy blog, Ladies Against Humanity, was named a BlogHer Voice of the Year.
 
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