Size Eight in a Size Zero World: A Hilariously Provocative Book on Love, Life, Libido and Low-Fat Yogurt in New York City

Lindsay Chandler is a complicated woman caught in the shallow society of Manhattan’s snooty Upper East Side social X-rays in this funny and deliciously naughty take on the boy-next-door story certain to appeal to the 21st century female.

Online PR News – 08-January-2010 – – The witty and inspirational novel follows the love-struck Lindsay, a multi-tasking, working wife and mother, on an infatuation-turned-obsession for her upstairs neighbor – a man she recently met on the elevator. Hers is an aspiration filled with hope and wonder, warmth and wanton lust.

Life is perfect on the outside for Lindsay: Handsome attorney husband, two healthy children, friends, a job with flexibility and a beautiful New York City home. Then one day on the elevator of her posh luxury high-rise, she meets “The Man Upstairs,” and becomes convinced that he is the perfect one.

Her friends try to tell her, "Perfect men only exist in online dating profiles."

Nonetheless determined not to become a member of the Lonely Wives Club, Lindsay devises Plan B, a practical strategy to change herself, maintain her new friendship and improve her life.

But can a girl who actually eats cheeseburgers with fries make this happen on the Upper East Side without counting calories?

Readers of this book will discover the secrets of survival and the thrill and humor of falling in love in the most exciting city in the world, and perhaps come away from it with a Plan B for winning at life of their own.

In the tradition of Sex and the City, Bridget Jones's Diary and The Ivy Chronicles, Size Eight in a Size Zero World is the contemporary story of a good girl who is trying to do the right thing and the wrong thing at the same time, while remaining true to herself, whoever that is.

About the Author
Accidental author Meredith Cagen, a New York City resident, has drawn on a storehouse of personal experience in writing this exciting, unpredictable, and yet believable, adventure in romance.

“My debut novel is fiction based on my reality as an Upper East Side working wife and mother. Surrounded by seemingly picture-perfect, double-processed blonde mannequins dressed in look-alike designer clothes, with their honor roll children and bland husbands who lead extraordinary lives, I found myself wondering whether ‘having it all’ means giving up the most important thing: your uniqueness.

I have become an unofficial commentator on lifestyles while observing this search for personal perfection in a world devoid of passion. Where else do women compete to position themselves with such vicious intensity?”