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In this charming first novel, the duelling worlds of yoga and cosmetic enhancement, gourmet dinners and Frankenberry cereal, self-help books and too-helpful loved ones all conspire to nearly unravel 25-year-old Mara Brennan.
Dumped by her boyfriend, stuck in a job she hates, and living in a basement apartment, Mara realizes it's time for an identity makeover. She devises the "OM List," a personal pathway to perfection that will guarantee her finding the perfect job, creating the perfect home, cooking the perfect meal, and being the perfect friend. Mara hilariously tries and fails at all the things she thinks will make her the sophisticated grown-up she wants to be. Rounding out all of this are delicious details about boob jobs, cooking with garlic, liposuction, eyebrow transplants, and gym memberships. Stuck in Downward Dog is a strong debut from a promising new writer.
About the Author
After fleeing publishing, Chantel Simmons worked as the assistant beauty editor at Elle Canada and as assistant editor at TV Guide before becoming the editor-in-chief of Elevate, Canada’s premier cosmetic enhancement magazine. She has written for Reader’s Digest, Elle, HGTV, W Network, and the Life Network. Chantel also writes weekly for Sweetspot.ca. She lives in Toronto with her husband.
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- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Key Porter Books (July 28, 2007)
- ISBN-10: 1552638324
- ISBN-13: 978-1552638323
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