Book: Viva Voluptuous by Sarah Clarkcategories: Book, Humour, Chick Lit, Romance, Women's Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Women's Fiction, Plus Size, Curves, Body Image, Voluptuous, Women's Fiction
Sarah Clarkabout this book: This is the ideal book for any woman who wants to feel great about herself, and enjoy a fun, intelligent and even thought-provoking read at the same time.
I wanted to create a chubby, curvy super heroine, and in creating Ellie, Lauren and Zoe, I've come up with three. The three women of Viva Voluptuous are all plus-size but blessed with wit, charm, great hair and bodacious personalities that you'll instantly warm to as they work together to get their Ellie's confidence back after a brutal dumping by a dull, ineffectual ex-boyfriend (called 'The Weasel') who left her feeling as sexy as a plate of cold sprouts.
The story looks at how dating and men can bruise your ego, no matter how attractive you are, how media stereotypes can (and should) be ignored, and how once you fall in love with yourself, everyone else seems to follow!
The girls' adventures take them to several historic cities in the UK, to upmarket spas, gay bars, PR launches, sleazy hotels and music festivals, and all accompanied by blog posts, YouTube videos and Ellie's inimitable writing style. There's girl bonding, newspaper baiting and some raunchy rendezvous along with a whole heap of feel good friendship. There's even a cameo from UK singing star Paloma Faith, who has a copy of the book herself.
The book took me almost two years from the original idea to publication. I hope you love it as much as I loved writing it.
• "Ellie Johnstone and Co are the type of friends you'd love to find yourself with; You'd cheer each other on, you'd sympathise, you'd laugh and you'd drink Pinot Grigio. The message is important - What would it be like if we accepted ourselves, loved ourselves - Would that be OK?"
— Lyndsey Whiteside, Inspired PR.
• "I laughed, I cried, I nodded like a loon in places but most of all I loved every word. More please - Highly recommended reading."
— Jenny Jameson, founder of F*ck The Diets!
• "I really enjoyed this book, so great (and unusual) to find a heroine who is comfortable with her bigger body. Inspiring, funny and real."
— Keris Stainton, author of 'Emma Hearts LA'
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