Thin, Rich, Pretty

Thin, Rich, Pretty

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope In a Jar, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and Shoe Addicts Anonymous, comes a novel about old rivalries, deep secrets, and the three things all women wish they were Twenty years ago, when they were teenagers, Holly and Nicola were the outsiders at summer camp. Holly was the plump one, a dreamer who longed to be an artist. Nicola was the shy, plain one who wanted nothing more than to be beautiful. Their cabin nemesis was Lexi. Rich, spoiled, evil Lexi. One night, Holly and Nicola team up to pull one, daring act of vengeance. But they never dream that this one act will have repercussions that will reach into the future, even twenty years later. And they never realize the secret pain that Lexi holds very close, and how their need for revenge costs Lexi a great deal. Today, Holly is a successful gallery owner, who has put her own artistic dreams on hold. She struggles with her weight and for approval from her constantly-criticizing boyfriend. Nicola, is an almost-famous actress who believes that one little plastic surgery fix is just what she needs to put her over the edge into fame. And Lexi...Lexi is down on her luck and totally broke. Holly will do anything to be thin. Lexi will do anything to be rich. And Nicola will do anything to be pretty. Thin, Rich, Pretty is the story of three women who believe that happiness is the next dress size down, the next dollar figure up, or the next appreciative glance from a stranger. But mostly it's the story of how three women save each other, and show each other the path to true contentment. Told with Beth Harbison's knack for thirty and fortysomething nostalgia, and heartwarming humor, Thin, Rich, Pretty will strike a chord with any woman who has ever got on the scale, looked in the mirror, or the bank, and said, "if only..."
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312381981
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 25 cm.

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Lexicon_ Aug 21, 2011

The best part was the back of the book! The story plot and characters are not original, but it had potential. Unfortunately, the read felt incredibly cliche, instead of deep.

If you have this book on Hold, and are waiting for your turn...I suggest you find something else entirely.

Mallory_MPL Mar 16, 2011

Lexie, Holly, and Nicola first met twenty years ago at summer camp where a life long friendship was made between Holly and Nicola, and something very special is taken from Lexie. Twenty years later, their paths cross once again. Holly is tired of being "the fat girl" and starves herself into losing 20 pounds thinking it will buy her love. Nicola is tired of being ugly and gets a nose job hoping it'll boost her acting career, but the change is so drastic she is no longer marketable. Lexie, who grew up with everything she ever wanted, loses her fortune and has to make it on her own with no life skills. Each learn that the one thing they thought was standing in the way of their happiness is actually the thing that makes them special, and they fight to get it back.

This was a fun read if you're looking for something airy you can take to the beach, but it doesn't go any further than that. The plot was predictable, the characters stereotypical, and the lessons learned were shallow.

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