From the Publisher
Anna Norton used to be fat. Correction: Anna Norton used to be a
fat, nerdy, overeater with low self esteem. When she moves from
suburban Ohio to Manhattan at age 23, her life does a total 180.
With guidance from her boss, an unlikely Fairy Godmother in the
form of a chic caterer and excellent cook, Anna loses all the
weight and--though still not quite Kate Moss--finally drops her
inferiority complex, brushes the crumbs off her skirt, and enters
the world of feeling good, looking good, and...finally having
When Anna meets Ben, the man of her dreams (and of every other
person''s dreams who isn''t blind) she almost can''t believe she is
dating the Ken Doll. Deep down, she is still the chubby nerd who
wrote in a diary called Hello Fatty. But not everything is
perfect; her hot boyfriend is a huge flirt, and every leggy blond
who crosses his path is a threat to Anna. She just can''t escape
the feeling that Ben is way out of her league and that everyone
thinks she is dating up and he''s dating down. It gets so bad, she
decides she will do anything to make these women go away.
Enter the Makedown. The reverse makeover. As Anna was made up, so
will Ben be made down. Where she went from shabby to chic, he will
go from prince to frog. Anna will sabotage his hotness for the sake
of her own sanity, and to bring this man into more of what she
considers her own league. Enter Nair to induce premature balding,
Sears catalogs to inspire bad dressing, and secret additions of
cream to her cooking and SKOR bars in granola bar wrappers to
induce weight gain. Hilarity ensues, but in the end, Anna must find
out if Ben''s makedown will save their relationship, or end it.
About the Author
Gitty Daneshvari is a former Director of Development with Contrafilms in Hollywood. She is the author of SCHOOL OF FEAR, an upcoming YA project for Little Brown for Young Readers, soon to be a major motion picture for Warner Bros. She lives in LA.
About the Book
Anna Norton used to be a fat, nerdy, overeater with low self esteem, until, at age 23, her life does a total 180. She meets the man of her dreams, but she can't help but feel insecure. So she puts Ben through a makedown--a reverse makeover--to bring this man into what she considers her own league.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: February 25, 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446699888
ISBN - 13: 9780446699884