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How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love Blog Tour Five Random Things + Giveaway


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I'm so excited to be part of this tour.  Read below to learn five random things. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!


“Thick. Heavy. Big boned. Plump. Full figured. Chunky. Womanly. Large. Curvy. Plus-size. Hefty.” To sixteen-year-old Emery Jackson, these are all just euphemisms for the big “F” word—”fat.” Living on a Southern California beach with her workout fiend dad, underwear model sister, and former model mother, it is impossible for Emery not to be aware of her weight.

Emery is okay with how things are. That is, until her “momager” signs her up for Fifty Pounds to Freedom, a reality show in which Emery will have to lose fifty pounds in fifty days in order to win the million dollars that will solve her family’s financial woes. Emery is skeptical of the process, but when the pounds start to come off and the ratings skyrocket, she finds it hard to resist the adoration of her new figure and the world of fame. Emery knows that things have changed. But is it for the better?

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5 Random Things About Me: 

  1. I will only do the elliptical machine for cardio at the gym.  
  2. My anti-aging secret: I drink Omega-infused olive oil ever day (I know, gross).
  3. I have the hips of a 78-year-old (thanks, hockey!).
  4. I don’t enjoy thinking about money.
  5. After seeing Catching Fire, I ran over to the bookstore to read Mockinjay to find out what happens next.

Ken Baker is the E! News/E! Online Senior Correspondent and Breaking News Editor, an acclaimed author, producer, public speaker and former pro hockey player.

Ken reports breaking news, conducts celebrity interviews, delivers investigative reports and hosts a range of news segments for E! News, E! Online, E! International, E! News specials and the network’s live events.

Baker has published six books. His newest work is a novel due out in April 2014 titled “How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love,” a story about an obese teen who is pressured by her family to go on a reality show to lose weight and, in so doing, learns the real meaning of freedom.

His debut novel, “Fangirl” (Running Press, 2012), told the story of a pop star who falls in love with a fan amid a sensational tabloid drama. Ken is adapting “Fangirl” into a movie in collaboration with Converge Media.

Ken is currently at work on a series of Hollywood-themed thrillers set for release in 2015.



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1 comment:

  1. I did not realize who the author was of this book! :) I love the look of the synopsis and I have it on my kindle so I am gonna have to pick it up soon! :)

    Thanks for sharing!


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