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  • 282 pages
  • Black & White
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
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Comedy, Humor, Satire, Body-Image, Self-Esteem, Family Memoir, Comic Essays

Big & Fabulous
The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles by Randi M. Sherman

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—written in the unflinching first person—is utterly unvarnished. 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.

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.


Big & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is Randi M. Sherman’s fifth novel. Her fourth novel, The Lobby (2016), is a multiple award winner. Sherman’s other novels include The Truth About Caroline (2015), Caroline Starts Over (2014), and Paula Takes a Risk (2012).

A native Californian, Sherman lives in wine country. She sings show tunes in the car, is a fantastic cocktail party guest and has never met a passed hors d’oeuvre she didn't like.



Randi M. Sherman

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