About the Book
For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.
But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.
Shortly after the book begins, you find out that Cannie’s ex boyfriend, Bruce has written an article titled, “Loving a Larger Woman.” It didn’t take Cannie long to figure out that she was C in the article. Being an overweight woman myself, I kind of took offense to Bruce’s condencending tone in the article, saying that Cannie’s weight caused problems in their relationship.
Cannie is a witty, wise and remarkable heroine. I could see her as someone I could become pretty good friends with, I think. I laughed a lot in this book, I cried a lot in this book. I couldn’t put the book down and I found most of the stuff that happens in this book unrealistic, however it’s a fiction book, and just because what happened was unrealistic most certainly doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good read. This book was fantastic! Read it. You won’t regret it!