Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker Trailer Reveal

“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?

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love will be releasing on April 22, 2014 by Running Press.
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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.



  1. Love the trailer. I applaud her! It's not all about appearance. The sooner people realize it, the better off they'll be.

  2. I love the trailer. I kinda know how she feels. I really can't wait to read this book.

  3. I feel like I've gone through some similar issues as her, she's relatable and I cannot wait to read this book:)

  4. The trailer gave me a good feel for the book thank you.

  5. I love the trailer, it really made me want to read the book

  6. I am so glad readers are liking the trailer. Cant wait for you all to read the book

  7. I love it... I really want to read the book now :D