Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sugarfiend by Caroline Burau

If her life is a box of chocolates, acid-tongued, sugar-obsessed Estelle Brown should learn how to pick them better. Her boyfriend’s left her for a bulimic hand model, her roomate’s skipped town, and her boss is in love with her. Fed up and In the middle of her latest of a lifetime of doomed diet attempts – cutting sugar cold turkey – Estelle decides to quit quitting for good, pack her bags, and lose herself on a 7-day Caribbean cruise. But even on a floating monument to binge eating, the diet industry follows her. Across from every buffet is a studio full of treadmills. Next to every plate of fried calamari is a large diet Coke. As a ship full of wary passengers ducks for cover, Hurricane Estelle wages her own personal war against moderation. But the consequences land her in the belly of the beast: broke, alone, and forced to take a job as –of all things-- a detox consultant for the ship. Is Skinny the answer to Happy? Is Sweet n Low the new black? Is that Denise Austin chick … for real? No, no and yes, oddly. But for a Sugarfiend, it’s not the destination that matters, it’s all the cupcakes you get to eat along the way.

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Author Bio:

Caroline Burau is a blogger, two-time author, and a 911 dispatcher. Her first book, Answering 911: Life in the Hot Seat was a Reader's Digest Editor's Choice and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

When she's not writing or obsessing about writing, she's spending her royalties on yoga classes, strappy sport tops, and used books. She lives with her husband, two geriatric cats, and an excitable yellow lab in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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  1. Go Caroline! This book is fantastic.

  2. I enjoyed Sugarfiend. It was a fantastic summer romp. I loled many times. The main character makes so many delightfully bad decisions and has fun adventures. Thanks Caroline for a few hours of reading fun!

  3. Exciting tour, so happy to be part of it!

  4. i hope she finds herself and the key to happiness at any size. Thanks for sharing this new book, sounds like a lot of fun

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  5. I will add this book to my must read list. It seems full of humor and I can root for Estelle Brown to find herself in love and happy whatever she weighs!I relate to the character. Love the book.
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