The Cinderella Pact

Then Nola takes Belinda a bit too far, and is forced to join "The Cinderella Pact" and drop the pounds. As the weight comes off, however, Nola's problems begin to mount. Watch a Video

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440623035

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Soon to be a Lifetime movie called "Lying to be Perfect" When Nola Devlin is turned down for her dream job because she's overweight, she decides to become thin-or, at least, pretend to be. The alter ego she creates-the thin, British, hip, and did we mention thin Belinda Apple-is a smashing success who is offered movie proposals, national television appearances and even dates...though no one's met her in person, of course. Then Nola takes Belinda a bit too far, and is forced to join "The Cinderella Pact" and drop the pounds. As the weight comes off, however, Nola's problems begin to mount. Watch a Video
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The Cinderella Pact

When magazine editor Nola Devlin is turned down for her dream job as an advice columnist because she's overweight, she decides to become thin, or at least, pretend to be.

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

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ISBN: 1436277930

Category: Best friends

Page: 336

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When magazine editor Nola Devlin is turned down for her dream job as an advice columnist because she's overweight, she decides to become thin, or at least, pretend to be.
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The Sleeping Beauty Proposal

Cinderella. Pact. “Opening a book by Sarah Strohmeyer is like opening a box of chocolates—sweet, a little nutty, and absolutely irresistible.” —Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and Queen of Babble “A big, cheery story with ...

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638213

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A wickedly funny fairytale for modern women from the 'laugh-out-loud funny' (Washington Post Book World) author of The Cinderella Pact. Genie's commitment-phobic boyfriend is finally proposing-on national television. To the woman he's been seeing on the side. It's a major wake-up call for a girl who's hit the snooze button on her life a few too many times. With no names mentioned on the broadcast, Genie finds herself flooded with presents and congratulations. It's up to her to explain the mistake, but sometimes waking up is hard to do. When her parents start planning the reception, she can't help enjoying herself. Why call off the so-called engagement just yet? It's fun to play princess. But unless a prince shows up-and soon-this dream could start getting weird.
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Reality Magic and Other Lies

The latter and Cinderella Pact/Lying to Be Perfect make weight loss their Cinderellas' transformations. Other films do little more than name a Cinderella character. Mockbuster Avengers Grimm (directed by Jeremy M. Inman, 2015) places ...

Author: Pauline Greenhill

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814342237

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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Exploration of fairy-tale movies that blur the line between reality and magic.
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Grotesque Relations

The Cinderella pact that prompts Homer to invest his retirement savings in “clothes” (CW 358), “ice cream sodas” (CW 358), and “a light blue Buick runabout” (CW 367) for Faye gives her a chance to get a “real rest” (CW 358).

Author: Susan Edmunds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199713537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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In this book, Susan Edmunds explores he relationship between modernist domestic fiction and the rise of the U.S. welfare state. This relationship, which began in the Progressive era, emerged as maternalist reformers developed an inverted discourse of social housekeeping in order to call for state protection and regulation of the home. Modernists followed suit, turning the genre of domestic fiction inside out in order to represent new struggles on the border between home, market and state. Edmunds uses the work of Djuna Barnes, Jean Toomer, Tillie Olsen, Edna Ferber, Nathanael West, and Flannery O'Connor to trace the significance of modernists' radical reconstitution of the genre of domestic fiction. Using a grotesque aesthetic of revolutionary inversion, these writers looped their depictions of the domestic sphere through revolutionary discourses associated with socialism, consumerism and the avant-garde. These authors used their grotesque discourses to deal with issues of social conflict ranging from domestic abuse and racial violence to educational reform, public health care, eugenics, and social security. With the New Deal, the U.S. welfare state realized maternalist ambitions to disseminate a modern sentimental version of the home to all white citizens, successfully translating radical bids for collective social security into a racialized order of selective and detached domestic security. The book argues that modernists engaged and contested this historical trajectory from the start. In the process, they forged an enduring set of terms for understanding and negotiating the systemic forms of ambivalence, alienation and conflict that accompany Americans' contemporary investments in "family values."
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Sweet Love

Also by Sarah Strohmeyer The Sleeping Beauty Proposal The Cinderella Pact The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives Bubbles Betrothed Bubbles A Broad Bubbles Ablaze Bubbles in Trouble Bubbles Unbound Bubbles All the Way DUTTON Published by ...

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440635489

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A delicious novel about the power of love-and dessert-by the national bestselling author. Betty Mueller believed she did right by secretly ending her daughter Julie's relationship with Michael Slayton, a wild, older neighborhood heartthrob. Twenty years later, Betty has come to realize her mistake. Workaholic Julie is now the single mom of a teenager-and Michael, the one man who could make her happy, has been out of her life for the past two decades. Determined to make amends, Betty schemes to reunite the couple in a dessert class. And with the love of her mother and daughter, her own determination, and lots of chocolate, Julie's chance for romance is all the higher...
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Grave Apparel

—Sarah Strohmeyer, Agatha Award-winning author of The Cinderella Pact “Ellen Byerrum tailors her debut mystery with a sharp murder plot, entertaining fashion commentary, and gutsy characters.” —Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day ...

Author: Ellen Byerrum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619595

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The "fabulously fun"* fashionista/sleuth Lacey Smithsonian is back in the case of a food editor who may have given her holiday sweater-hating coworker her just desserts...
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Kindred Spirits

Also by Sarah Strohmeyer The Penny Pinchers Club Sweet Love The Sleeping Beauty Proposal The Cinderella Pact The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives Bubbles Betrothed Bubbles A Broad Bubbles Ablaze Bubbles in Trouble Bubbles Unbound Bubbles ...

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101532263

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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After one fateful PTA meeting, four young mothers—Lynne, Mary Kay, Beth, and Carol—discovered they had more in common than they ever thought possible. Meeting once a month, the women would share laughs and secrets, toasting to their blossoming friendship with the clink of their sacred martini glasses. Two years later, when Lynne passes away suddenly, she leaves behind one simple request: that her old friends sort through her belongings. The women reunite to rummage through her closets, and buried deep within Lynne’s lingerie drawer, they find an envelope addressed to their little society… Inside is a letter that reveals Lynn’s shocking secret and last wish, sending the women on a life-changing journey that will reveal to them that nothing is more powerful than the will of a true girlfriend—and a good, strong martini.
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Great Women Mystery Writers

The Cinderella Pact. New York: Dutton, 2006. Works about Sarah Strohmeyer Cannon, Peter. “Bubbles in Trouble.” Publishers Weekly 3 June 2002: 67. ———. “Bubbles Ablaze.” Publishers Weekly 26 May 2003: 52. ———. “Bubbles A Broad.

Author: Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.
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Why Can t I Be You

—Sarah Strohmeyer, author of The Cinderella Pact and The Penny Pinchers Club “Gilmore Girls meets Marley & Me in this funny and compelling debut.” —Library Journal “A feel-good debut.” —People “Charming . . . Larkin makes writing look ...

Author: Allie Larkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101602843

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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At one time or another, everyone has wished they could be someone else. Exploring this universal longing, Allie Larkin follows up the success of her debut novel, Stay, with a moving portrait of friendship and identity. When Jenny Shaw hears someone shout “Jessie!” across a hotel lobby, she impulsively answers. All her life, Jenny has toed the line, but something propels her to seize the opportunity to become Jessie Morgan, a woman to whom she bears an uncanny resemblance. Lonely in her own life, Jenny is embraced by Jessie’s warm circle of friends—and finds unexpected romance. But when she delves into Jessie’s past, Jenny discovers a secret that spurs her to take another leap into the unknown.
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