View Full Version : Making It Big, by Lyndsay Russell

31st August 2011, 10:45
<br>We feel deeply honoured whenever this site is mentioned in a print publication. The Judgment of Paris was singled out for praise in <i><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1359" target="_blank">The Luscious Lady's Lexicon</a></I> in 2008, and now, a novel that has been getting rave reviews titled <i>Making It Big,</I> by author Lyndsay Russell, has also cited this web project as a valued resource.

The premise of the novel is that a woman who feels oppressed by the minus-size, curve-o-phobic standard that pervades the modern world wakes up in an alternative reality where plus-size beauty is the cultural ideal.

The cover is certainly appealing enough, showing an emaciated woman staring longingly at her ideal self in the mirror--a luscious, voluptuous vixen with full arms and seductively generous hips. <p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/mib02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/mib02a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The book will be available in print form from Amazon.com in October, as listed <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1842432737/thejudgmenofpari" target="_blank">here</a>. For those of you we don't mind an electronic download, it is already available in a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00554KD7Q/thejudgmenofpari" target="_blank">Kindle</a> edition.

We have not yet had a chance to read the book in question, but the write-ups at the various Amazon sites, as well as the reader reviews at <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1842432737/" target="_blank">Amazon.co.uk</a> (where the print version is already available), offer a good sense of the themes and tone of <i>Making It Big,</I> as well as its popularity.

The reference to our site appears on the final page of the book, as shown here (emphasis added).<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/mib01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/mib01b.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The author writes:

If you want to get involved or feel the same way, here are some ideas to inspire you in return:

c) Have a look at these gorgeous curvy women:
<a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/" target="_blank">www.judgmentofparis.com</a>
All of the plus-size models who are celebrated at the Judgment of Paris should feel complimented that a print publication refers to them as "gorgeous, curvy women."<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/mib01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/mib01c.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Anyone wishing to know more about Ms. Russell's book, or about the author herself, should visit her informative web site, linked below. It comprises press coverage of <i>Making It Big,</I> excerpts from the novel, interviews with the author, and so forth.

We are grateful to Lyndsay for singling out the Judgment of Paris as a beneficial resource in her novel and wish her every success with <i>Making It Big.</i>

- <a href="http://www.lrussell.com/" target="_blank">Click to visit Lyndsay Russell's web site</a>