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Thursday, July 3, 2008


After the release of her New York Times bestselling book, Skinny Women Are Evil and a cookbook, Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted, comedian turned entertainment entrepreneur Mo'Nique is spreading her literary wings again. She's dropping a young adult novel this September.

In keeping with her theme of empowerment for thicker sisters-Beacon Hills High (Amistad/Harpercollins), is being described as a coming-of-age story that deals with body image, adjusting to change, and being comfortable in one's skin-issues that definitely affect teenage girls.

The book was co-written with Sherri McGee McCovey, who also cowrote the comedian's other two books, and is a producer of Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance.

Check out the book's synopsis:

Getting into Millwood High, the "tightest" high school in Baltimore, is all that's been consuming thirteen-year-old F.A.T. (Fabulous And Thick, that is) Eboni Michelle Imes. When she's accepted, all that she can think about are four years of fun with her best friends, Michelle, Yolanda, and Charisse-the TTC (the Too Tight Crew).

But life has other plans for Eboni. When her father finally lands his dream job, everyone is excited-except Eboni. While Dad's new business venture means moving the family to glamorous Los Angeles, for Eboni it means moving away from her friends, her crush Vincent, and everything she has ever known.


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