Thursday, July 2, 2009

B as in Beauty by Alberto Ferreras

Written By: Alberto Ferreras
Published By: Grand Central Publishing a division of Hachette Book Group, 2009, First Edition, 352 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-0446697897


B as in Beauty is humorous and eye-opening; a refreshingly unique take on beauty in all its forms.”

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette and TwitterMoms I was able to review this book. The author, Alberto Ferreras, joined in The TwitterMoms Book Club to discuss the book with us. It was a lot of fun!

Here is what Hachette has to say about the book:

Everyone in the world, it seems, is either prettier or thinner (or both) than Beauty Marie Zavala. And the only thing "B" resents more than her name is the way others judge her for the extra 40 pounds she can't lose. At least she has her career. Or did, until she overhears her boss criticizing her weight and devising a scheme to keep her from being promoted. Enter B's new tax accountant, a modern-day matchmaker determined to boost B's flagging self-esteem by introducing her to rich, successful men who will accept her for who she is. As B's confidence blossoms, so do her fantasies of revenge. But will B find true happiness or true disaster when she unwittingly falls for the one guy she shouldn't?

I found the book to be very insightful into the psyche of women and men! I had some favorite quotes, "If women reacted toward men the way men react toward women, the world would probably come to a screeching hault!" .... ""If disappointments can wither a croissant imagine what it can do to a human heart"... "People perceive you the way you see yourself"... "Be humble and grateful to anyone who pays you a compliment."

I had about 20 more that a I wrote down while reading this 328 page book! This book was hilarious! When I finished the book I was left with wanting to know more about some of the Characters.

I asked the author to please write more!!! So we will see if he gets inspired!!!

The book also includes A Reading Group Guide. I'm a sucker for books with a Reading Book Guide!!!

*Alert* A few pages in this book are rated PG-17 in my opinion only. If you love books that are fun, warm and fuzzy with a HAPPY ENDING then this book is for you!

I WON a copy of this book right after one was sent to me to review for the Book Club.
I want to give away both COPIES!!!
ENDS JULY 12th ENDED
TO WIN:

1-Tell me a compliment that you gave a woman recently. (enter as many as you want with separate comments)

Extra Entry- leave a separate comment for each one

1- Follow me on Twitter @susieqtpie
2- Follow my blog
3- Follow the author @AlbertoFerreras on Twitter
4-Tweet the giveaway (counts as 2 and you can tweet as often as you wish)
5- Stumble, Technorati, Facebook, blog,etc the giveaway!

Leave a contact email. You will have 48 to respond if you win. If not I"ll redraw. USA only


Link to Information About the Author:
http://www.albertoferreras.com/
Link to the Publisher’s Website:
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

I told a woman I work with how pretty she is, and that when she sings to the kids she sounds like an angel. madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

artsy said...

I told my daughter that her hair looked great today! It did too!

Jamie said...

I told my best friend she is the kindest person I know, and it's true, she is an angel! I'd love to read this book and then share it with her :)

Thanks for the chance to win it! czakcass AT yahoo.com

PS- I am following you :)

artsy said...

I'm following you on twitter artsy

artsy said...

I'm following the author on twitter

Artsy said...

I'm following your blog

artsty said...

I'm following u on facebook and I posted there.

madly59 said...

Follow me on Twitter @susieqtpie ... I do! :O)

madly59 said...

Follow my blog ... I do that too! :O)

madly59 said...

I RT CONTEST again today! madly59

madly59 said...

I told my Sister that she really really nice for her Teacher rally today!

madly59 said...

Follow the author @AlbertoFerreras on Twitter ... I am following the Author!

madly59 said...

Tweet the giveway (counts as 2 and you can tweet as often as you wish) I have posted 2 times so I need to post this 4 times huh? cool! I love this giveaway, and susieqtpie too!

madly59 said...

Tweet the giveway (counts as 2 and you can tweet as often as you wish) I have posted 2 times so I need to post this 4 times huh? cool! I love this giveaway, and susieqtpie too!

madly59 said...

Tweet the giveway (counts as 2 and you can tweet as often as you wish) I have posted 2 times so I need to post this 4 times huh? cool! I love this giveaway, and susieqtpie too!

madly59 said...

Tweet the giveway (counts as 2 and you can tweet as often as you wish) I have posted 2 times so I need to post this 4 times huh? cool! I love this giveaway, and @susieqtpie too!

Marian said...

Hi, I read about this on Book Blogs and I'd love to enter the contest! That book has a pretty cover, too.

Marian
mdperera at hotmail dot com

Mrs. G said...

I told my boss she was my hero...

Vicki said...

I told my next door neighbor that she was the best neighbor we could ever have!

lelou2(at)ymail(dot)com

Vicki said...

I'm now following:VickiLN

Vicki said...

I'm following your blog!

Vicki said...

I'm following Alberto Ferreras on Twitter

Jenny Marie's Ramblings said...

I told a twitter Sister today her dream was not out of reach, She needed to already see it as hers not as one day it will be

Jenny Marie's Ramblings said...

I follow you on Twitter

Jenny Marie's Ramblings said...

I am Following your blog

Kelly said...

I told the secretary where I work how much I appreciated all she does.

throuthehaze said...

i told my sister here new hairstyle looks great
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

follow on twitter @throuthehaze
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Liza said...

I love your blog! Your recipes always looks so yummy. Keep up the great work! Liza

MICHELE CERVONE SCOTT said...

I told a foster mom that she is doing a great job pouring love and life into a little boy.

mscott74 (at) mommyforward (dot) com

MICHELE CERVONE SCOTT said...

I follow you on Twitter.

mscott74 (at) mommyforward (dot) com

MICHELE CERVONE SCOTT said...

I retweeted about your giveaway.

mscott74 (at) mommyforward (dot) com

Aimee said...

I told my sister she had a great smile, love will do that.

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

follow you on twitter

aimeeernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

follow the author on twitter


aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2478978096

tweeted

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2478978096

tweeted

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2485001364

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Terri said...

I told a long-time friend who just lost her job because of the bad economy that she is the brightest woman I've ever met, a hard worker with a very big heart, to be patient and she will find a new job where she will be a huge asset.

vinter@warwick.net

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2491314853

tweeted

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Alberto Ferreras said...

Okay... this is the coolest contest ever! I think that the replies are better than my novel!!! Thanks for the giveaway Susie, and good luck to you all!!!! If you win the book, I'll send you a complimentary CD with a bunch of songs that I listened to while working on "B as in Beauty".
Good luck y'all!!!!
Alberto Ferreras

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2520685296

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2535367196

aimeebernard@gmail.com

wendy said...

I told a 74 year woman that I had just met how remarkable her skin looked and she told me that it was because she never wore makeup.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

Hi there, my Twitter friend.

Last compliment I gave a girlfriend. I think I told my friend Kristi (who is nursing a newborn) that her boobs looked good in something she was wearing. How's that for a compliment?

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

I also follow your blog

amyjbuchanan@gmail.com

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

I follow you on Twitter, obviously.

amyjbuchanan@gmail.com
@googoobuybuy

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

I'm following the author, too.

@googoobuybuy
amyjbuchanan@gmail.com

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

And I tweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/googoobuybuy/status/2543069156

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2563156329

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2573031589

aimeebernard@gmail.com

gigi said...

I told a lady at walmart that I appreciated her help and that she is one of the best workers I had ever encountered at wM.

gigi said...

I'm following u on twitter

gigi said...

I"m following the author on twitter!

gigi said...

I'm following your blog

gigi said...

I'm your friend on facebook

gigi said...

I'm your friend on Book Blog

Nicole said...

I complimented a friend on her latest blog post.

Aimee said...

http://twitter.com/aimee_irene/status/2594698622

aimeebernard@gmail.com

Zoë said...

i found out about this on book blogs!

Zoë said...

I told one of my room-mates that she is a surprisingly good cook for somebody so smart and pretty, obviously nobody should be that good at everything!

Allison said...
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Allison said...

I complimented my Grandma on her cooking when she made me dinner last night :)

-Allison
love-adelaide@live.com

(By the way, I found this on Book Blogs!)

Allison said...

I am following you on twitter (allisonreads)!

(Hopefully this one doesn't quadruple post again)

Allison said...

I am following your blog :)

Allison said...

I am also following the author on twitter

Allison said...

I tweeted the giveaway :)

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