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How to Lose Weight and Alienate People by Ollie Quain
  

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Chick lit with bite which explores body image and the celebrity-obsessed world we live in. Vivian Ward, 35 and very thin, can control her eating habits but not her life. She, like so many of us, can’t see a good thing when it’s straight in front of her and bumps from one silly problem to another, with a certain amount of recreational drugs along the way. Misunderstandings, pretence, materialistic and shallow living allows the poor girl to lose her way. She can’t see how untrue to herself she is until …

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How to Lose Weight and Alienate People by Ollie Quain

Vivian Ward thinks she is in total control of her life. Actually...she's thirty five, an out-of-work actress who puts more effort into partying than getting good parts, is estranged from her family and emotionally unavailable to her boyfriend. Truth is, the only thing she's in control of is what's on her plate...But then she meets movie star Maximilian Fry, who's just as screwed up, and journeys into a world of celebrity even more damaging than the one she was already living in. Will image triumph, or will she realise that some of her answers lie within? A hilarious and thought-provoking novel about self-esteem and the cult of skinny...and what happens when you're funny about food but the joke starts to wear thin

About the Author

Ollie Quain has worked in television development, as a freelance journalist on women's magazines and as a copyrighter for the O2 arena. HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND ALIENATE PEOPLE is her debut novel.

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30th November 1999

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Ollie Quain

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9781848453333

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