Official Book Release: Feb 1, 2017
If you’re looking for a good read, look no further- BIG and Fabulous, The life and Times of Brenda Cankles is exactly what you’re looking for! If you have ever struggled with body image, this book will take you for a ride. Brenda is bold, hilarious, and will make you feel like she has walked in your shoes. I was thoroughly entertained!
The time for BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is now! The emphasis is on positive body image, Big & Fabulous is a truly entertaining story that’s strongly written, funny, insightful and bitingly smart. Inside it’s covers, readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life inside a big and fabulous body.
Imperfect, impervious and improving, Brenda Cankles is an unlikely heroine. Unfazed by the enduring censure of society, she is determined to realize the fabulous life that she has always believed is her destiny.
Brenda’s story is told between the covers of BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles, the newest humor fiction novel by award winning author Randi M Sherman. Here, find a fantastically real person, sometimes struggling to fit in, but mostly giving the rest of the world the mother-lovin’ bird. From her clunky childhood, through her stumbling yet optimistic adolescence to her full-figured and unapologetic emergence into adulthood, Brenda is a special brand of warrior. She is big, bold and beautiful. While the quirky cast of characters who surround her is eternally insistent that Brenda live her life in the background and fit into society’s mold, she will have none of it.
Author, Randi Sherman’s experience as a stand-up comedienne is evident as she delivers this funny, insightful and bitingly smart novel. The emphasis is on positive body image, and readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life inside a big and fabulous body.
BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is Sherman’s fifth novel, her fourth The Lobby has won 17 Awards for Humor and General Fiction. Her other books include: The Truth About Caroline (2015), Caroline Starts Over (2014) and Paula Takes A Risk (2012).
Dip into the outspoken world of Brenda Cankles and get lost in the adventure of a big and fabulous gal who takes no prisoners, makes no excuses and has never had any doubt about how truly special she is.
Available through all of your favorite online booksellers: Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, iTunes and more.
Q&A with the author Randi M Sherman
Q. Tell us a little about yourself…
I’m a native Californian and I live and work in Northern California wine country. Let’s see, I’m a fantastic cocktail party guest and I have never met or passed an hors d’oeuvre I didn’t like. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in health science. I’m older than I want to be. I love to garden, cook, eat, watch movies, sing show tunes, and I’m a good driver. Is that enough?
Q. What do you find most rewarding as an author?
When I laugh at my own work while I’m doing the final edits on the book. (Fortunately, I write humorous fiction.)
Q. What is one piece of advice you would share with an aspiring author?
Write something every day…. even if it’s just a paragraph.
Finish these sentences:
My favorite thing about being a writer is… Meeting new characters every time I sit down at my desk.
I love living a creative life because… I feel free.
My favorite book, ever, is… hard to say. I guess The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is my all time favorite. My guilty favorite is Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York by Gail Parent. I especially love biographies and autobiographies.
Outside of writing my favorite hobby is… Cooking and eating and eating while cooking.