All of Me: a Voluptuous Tale
by Venise Berry
Publication Date: Apr 01, 2001
List Price: $20.00
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Parent Company: Berkley Publishing Group
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So Good, Venise Berry’s first novel, spent six months on Essence magazine’s Blackboard bestseller list and was an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild. With All of Me, Berry again delivers a compelling, humorous, and poignant story on a subject that plagues half the women in America—weight. Serpentine Williamson has a good life: an exciting career as a television reporter in Chicago, a sexy boyfriend, membership in a popular gospel choir, and a family who loves her. But in the midst of her positives lies a powerful negative—her lifelong struggle with weight.After years of buying into fads and labels, Serpentine finds her world crumbling. And, finally losing the battle to uphold her plummeting self-esteem, she breaks down and needs to be hospitalized. All of Me is a heartwarming, inspiring, and often funny chronicle of Serpentine’s fight for recovery. As she learns to meet her challenges with dignity and strength she also learns to love herself, for the first time, just the way she is. All of Me will resonate with women of all shapes and sizes and will once again affirm Venise Berry as a fresh voice in African-American women’s fiction, whose snappy characters, according to Rosalyn McMillan, "double-dare you to put the book down."
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