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Product Details

  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061173088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061173080
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,957,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In this smart, endearing third outing from London-based Kean, witty and knowing 28-year-old Sunny Weston lives in a London suburb, where she runs a home-based Internet business selling sex toys. Sick of being overweight and in unrequited love with the unattainable Adrian, Sunny loses 98 pounds the hard way-a strict diet and exercise. But now that she can have Adrian, she no longer wants him. Her navel gazing, however, is soon interrupted when a young boy is kidnapped before her eyes from a Starbucks. With her newly athletic body, Sunny is able to chase down the kidnapper, and, with the help of another bystander, Cagney, return the boy to his panicked mother. This event sets in motion the process of coming to terms with her notions of the perfect body and the perfect man. Kean follows Sunny as her life returns to normal, which includes hanging out with friends Anna and Lisa, and seeing her therapist, with whom she questions her relationships with food, her body and men. Finally, Sunny must find her own terms for happiness. Well-written and engrossing, this novel may inspire and entertain those who are tired of the hunger for love, or just tired of hunger.
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From Booklist

Cagney and Sunny are both unhappy people, inescapably thrust together time and again as a result of their one selfless action in rescuing a small boy from a would-be kidnapper, and inexplicably repelled by and attracted to one other. Cagney, world-weary and cynical after three failed marriages, makes his living investigating cheating women. Sunny, who runs her own Internet sex-toy business, always viewed her excess weight as the reason she never dated, but she has recently lost 98 pounds and is frantically seeking love, although she's not quite sure she'll recognize it when she finds it. Kean's introspective novel of self-discovery and personal growth is set in the present-day London enclave of Kew and enhanced by the dual points of view she affects. Both Cagney and Sunny are engaged in desperate attempts not only to make sense of the random cruelties perpetrated by the lovely and sought-after who prey on those less fortunate but also to grasp happiness when it steps in front of them. Lynne Welch
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Customer Reviews

This book was pretty awful.
runnergirl27
I couldn't stand the bickering banter between Sunny and Cagney.
At Your Service
Losing the weight doesn't solve all your problems.
AK

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Callis on February 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
I feel like this author resorted to heavy handed stereotyping throughout this book. The gay "new best friend" character was a flaming, Whitney Houston loving, hand-flailing mockery of homosexuality. The super-macho male character was an over the top misogynist with a drinking problem, a typically tragic past involving multiple wives, and a framed quote on his desk reading "love is just the illusion that one woman differs from another." Our female protagonist supposedly learns that being thin isn't the answer, and yet spends the entire book judging other women's bodies, and only finds happiness once she's thin, cute, and able to wander around in short dresses and slouchy boots. I wasn't a fan.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on February 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
Sunny Weston has believed forever that her weight correlates to her happiness. Now that she has lost ninety-eight pounds, she wonders why she remains unhappy. She ponders if it is the skin now hanging loose, that she transformed her addiction to food into an addiction to lose weight, or that she finally has the attention of her long time unrequited love Adrian though he is engaged to someone else. Her friends suddenly detest her leading Sunny to think they are jealous, but also feeling alone.

Sipping coffee, Sunny hears a woman screaming hysterically. A man has abducted six years old Dougal. Sunny has finally found some good with the weight gone as she runs down the culprit and the rescues the child. Cagney helps her contain the snatcher. They meet at the police station and are attracted to one another. However, she assumes a hunk like Cagney would never have given her a first look a century of weight ago. Still she feels she should still love Adrian while Cagney makes her feel like a strong woman to admire.

This is an interesting inspirational tale that stars a woman who has always believed her weight equates to happiness until she begins to realize there is more to a person that what a scale says. Sunny begins to truly change when she realizes losing the weight helped her run down the pedophile but that it is she mentally needing to change if she is to prevent her "psychological weight" from returning all she lost. Though the romantic subplot is too easy fixed, the key to this fine character study is that the heroine learns that to find inner contentment beyond the personal appearance of THE PERFECT FIT jeans is a bodacious lofty goal worth pursuing.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By missmel on April 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be a fun and interesting read. I can relate to how Sunny feels after losing a large amount of weight and not being sure of who she is anymore. A good book for someone who has weight issues.
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I read the info for the book and thought "Hmm. Interesting." And the first few pages were quite interesting dealing with what no one tells you about weight loss - and the next thing you know - Sunny, the herioine, is rescuing an abducted child.

I like chick lit to read just before going to bed after a long day. This was no easy read. Other than empathy for the weight loss - I didn't find anything to like about Sunny, her friends, her choice of dates or that strange character Cagney. I couldn't stand the bickering banter between Sunny and Cagney.

My biggest gripe with the book - the chapters are too long and combine too many subjects. I'm sure they somehow all correlate to each other - but I think it would have been a far easier read if the sub chapters had been their own chapters. Each time I read the book - I had to refresh myself on what happened in the previous chapter. I felt like I was studying for a test.

I may have missed a fabulous new author for our generation - it was too hard to follow.
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Format: Paperback
I think every woman who has lost, is in the process of, or wants to lose weight should read this book. While a fun summer read, it is humourously insightful into the obsessive female mind when it comes to being skinny and beautiful. Sunny Weston is both an imaginative and relatable character who is flawed yet continues to search for something better. She perfectly expresses the peril of replacing one obsession with food with an obsession of "beauty", showing how easily self-improvement can morph into vanity. It is a challenging book, with a message of trying to find out who you are for yourself in spite of the surrounding pressures of imaginary standards set by society and friends. If you want a great read with original characters, and a fresh twist to the ugly duckling story, I highly recommend this book!
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I've wanted to read this book for a while and after i received a Kindle as a gift, i splurged. I still don't quite understand why Kindle books are so expensive (not reflective of my review).

About the book - it was good but slow to get started. I had a hard time motivating myself to finish reading it but overall the story was interesting, not terribly predictable (although somewhat). I would have liked to see more character development and a little less shallowness in all of the characters. I won't give away the plot but it was not at all what I expected.
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