Escape your crazed relatives and curl up somewhere with "Happily Ever Madder: Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl" by Stephanie McAfee (New American Library, November 2012, 343 pp., $15).
It's light reading - a chick lit novel with lots of, um, "irreverent" language, unlikely situations and more than a few good laughs.
I'm giving this book away to the first commenter who gives me either his/her mailing address or some way to contact him/her to send the book. Good luck!
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl’s plus-sized spitfire Graciela “Ace” Jones returns in a hilarious new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie McAfee.
Ace has left the tiny Mississippi town of Bugtussle for the palm fronds and mojitos of Pelican Cove, Florida. She’s finally opening her long-dreamed-of art gallery, is kick-starting a life with her fiancé, Mason, and has vowed to leave her straight-talking, sassy ways behind her. From now on, she’s going to be as sweet as sugar. Unfortunately, something comes along to sour her plans.
That something is Mrs. Lenore Kennashaw and her coterie of crones. They’re a bunch of snippy, snarky, and just plain mean ’ol ladies who aren’t quite as smart or rich as they’d like to think they are. But that doesn’t stop them from treating everyone else like second-class citizens. And when Ace inadvertently takes some of the steam from Mrs. Kennashaw’s stride, she becomes their #1 enemy. But with the support of a new group of fabulous friends, as well as her friends from Bugtussle — and her always-faithful chiweenie Buster Loo — Ace will find a way to make it, even if she has to throw some weight around…
About the author:
Stephanie McAfee was born in Tupelo, Miss., and now lives in Milton, Fla., with her husband, young son, and chiweenie dog.
Check out her blog.
Here's her website.