"Thick. Heavy. Big-boned. Plump. Full-figured. Chunky. Womanly." To Emery Jackson, these phrases are just nice euphemisms for the big "F" word of "fat." But to her workout fiend dad, underwear model sister, and former Laker Girls mother, they are unacceptable states of being.
Emery's cash-strapped family's solution? Signing up for a reality TV show in which Emery will have to lose fifty pounds in fifty days in order to win a million dollars.
As the pounds start to drop and the ratings skyrocket, Emery feels the weight of success. And she must figure out how to turn the truths she uncovers--about beauty, love, fame, and family--into the keys to more than just fortune.
About the Author
Ken Baker is an E! Entertainment Television News Correspondent. He is the author of "Fangirl," and his memoir, "Man Made: A Memoir of My Body," is the inspiration for the upcoming film "The Late Bloomer." He lives (and writes) in Hermosa Beach, California. You can visit him online at kenbakernow.com or via Twitter @kenbakernow.