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One to watch: a novel

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER * Real love . . . as seen on TV. A plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to a reality show in this razor-sharp, "thoroughly charming" (Hillary Clinton) debut. "Relatable, incredibly smart . . . an extraordinary debut."--Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND MARIE CLAIRE * "Divinely witty and engrossing . . . Grade: A"-- Entertainment Weekly Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers--and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze . The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television? Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition--under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She's in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That's it. But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. She's in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Internet culture wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. In this joyful, wickedly observant debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men--and herself--for a chance to live happily ever after.
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Grouping Titleone to watch
Grouping Authorkate stayman london
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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display_description"Bea Schumacher is a leading fashion blogger, known for her warm, honest body-positive message. But after an unexpected heartbreak, Bea's confidence is shaken and she feels hopelessly alone. In the midst of her sadness (and some drunken internet rantings), she receives a surprising proposition: Would Bea like to be the first plus-size woman to star in the next season of reality dating competition sensation Main Squeeze? Against her better judgment, she accepts. The producers promise it will be the most diverse cast yet and a great opportunity to expand her brand. And while she knows she'll never find love, she might find distraction from her broken heart and inspire other plus-sized women to believe that they have a right to the spotlight too. But as the cameras roll, she is forced to face down judgment, ridicule, and expectations amidst over-the-top dates and international travel with a line-up of men who feel like fantasies (a sexy French chef, a sardonic professor, a playful younger man) as she ultimately discovers the truth behind the fairytale, and the reality of falling in love."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetBloggers -- Fiction
Body image -- Fiction
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Love stories
Reality television programs -- Fiction
Romance fiction
title_displayOne to watch : a novel
title_fullOne to Watch A Novel
One to watch : a novel / Kate Stayman-London
title_shortOne to watch
title_suba novel
Body image
Dating (Social customs)
Humor (Fiction)
Interpersonal relations
Reality television programs