The Flawless Skin of Ugly People

The Flawless Skin of Ugly People

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
Hobbie, a thirty-seven-year-old misfit suffering from a lifelong acne problem, is forced to take control of his life after Kari, his live-in girlfriend of twenty years, checks into an in-patient weight-loss program to come to terms with her obesity.

McMillan Palgrave
Thanks to Ugly Betty, America is finally ready to read a love story about a couple who isn’t sleek, slick, tucked, pulled, or plastic.
 
Do we have to be beautiful to be loved?  Hobbie—this novel’s darkly romantic hero—has been banished to homely man exile in the North Georgia Mountains, where his enemies are mirrors and bears.  Things are not going well for Hobbie.  His skin?  Pizza Face, super-sized, with extra pepperoni and pitted olives.  Job status?  Former bank teller.  Love life?  His common-law wife Kari has gone AWOL at a weight-loss clinic in North Carolina.
 
But just as it seems Hobbie is doomed to go through life as a sweet, self-pitying “anonymous joke,” he jumps out of his skin and becomes downright heroic.
 
Can Hobbie rescue Kari from the weight-loss clinic?  Can he pull his fractured family together?  Plastic surgery—will he or won’t he? Will love endure if Hobbie’s skin clears up, Kari drops pounds, and ugly people become flawless? Readers won’t be able to put the book down until they find out.


Holtzbrinck
Thanks to Ugly Betty, America is finally ready to read a love story about a couple who isn’t sleek, slick, tucked, pulled, or plastic.
 
Do we have to be beautiful to be loved?  Hobbie—this novel’s darkly romantic hero—has been banished to homely man exile in the North Georgia Mountains, where his enemies are mirrors and bears.  Things are not going well for Hobbie.  His skin?  Pizza Face, super-sized, with extra pepperoni and pitted olives.  Job status?  Former bank teller.  Love life?  His common-law wife Kari has gone AWOL at a weight-loss clinic in North Carolina.
 
But just as it seems Hobbie is doomed to go through life as a sweet, self-pitying “anonymous joke,” he jumps out of his skin and becomes downright heroic.
 
Can Hobbie rescue Kari from the weight-loss clinic?  Can he pull his fractured family together?  Plastic surgery—will he or won’t he? Will love endure if Hobbie’s skin clears up, Kari drops pounds, and ugly people become flawless? Readers won’t be able to put the book down until they find out.


Publisher: New York : Virgin Books : Distributed by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780753512999
0753512998
Branch Call Number: FIC CRA
Characteristics: 211 p. ; 21 cm

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samyia
Jan 20, 2017

i think this book is going to be something funny and fun but i dont like that thye are calling people ugly that is just so mean

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