“Funny, fanciful, extremely poignant and rich with insight.”
The Boston Globe

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.

"A crackling debut...Cannie emerges as one of the most engaging, realistic female characters in years."
Entertainment Weekly, Grade: A

"This season's beach-book Queen for a Day. "
—Janet Maslin, New York Times

" A sweetly oddball urban fairy tale with a lot of brassy heart. "
The Miami Herald

" Funny, fanciful, extremely poignant and rich with insight."
The Boston Globe