The New Book “Plus” by Veronica Chambers
I was fumbling thru last month’s Glamour mag and read a write up on the new book by Glamour magazine editor Veronica Chambers. The write up got me interested because it is the story of a young lady who was dumped by her boyfriend and then goes on to become a famous plus-size model. I haven’t read it yet but plan on getting this book soon so be on the lookout for my personal review to come later.
Here’s a review from Seventeen Mag:
From former magazine editor, Veronica Chambers, comes the must-read summer book for all girls who have ever felt less than gorgeous. “PLUS” is the story of pre-med student Bee Wilson who, after being dumped by her first real college boyfriend, enters a downward spiral of depression. She takes her unhappiness out on food and winds up gaining the Freshman 15 (plus 10, for good measure.) One day, while enjoying a jumbo chocolate chip muffin at Dean & Deluca, Bee is discovered by a plus size modeling agency executive and, soon after, offered a job as the face of Prada‘s new line.
But being a world-famous model isn’t easy, as Bee soon realizes. She is forced to vanquish her skinny rivals, fend off sleavy photographers and keep jealous frenemies away, all the while, choosing between her first love and that adorable Columbia freshman that she tutors.
In a country obsessed with weight, diets and a very narrow idea of what is a “perfect body,” this book is a breath of fresh air! Beauty does not have to be a size 2, after all. This book is not only the perfect breezy read for a warm summer day but it also celebrates each and every girls’ unique Body Peace!
The book is only $8.99 thru www.amazon.com
This is Bernadette, blogger for Plus by Veronica Chambers over at beewilsonplus.posterous.com. We’re so glad to hear you’ve got your eye on Plus — We’re excited to see what you think! Please give us a buzz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you read it & post a review. We’d love to check it out & possibly feature it on the Plus blog (check it out in the meanwhile!).
Thanks so much for your support — in the words of Bee, keep “Doing You!”
Bee, Other Bee (Me, Bernadette!) & Vee (Veronica, Creator of Bee)