How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love Pre-Order Campaign + Giveaway

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I am super excited to help spread the word about this awesome pre-order campaign for Ken Baker’s HOW I GOT SKINNY, FAMOUS, AND FELL MADLY IN LOVE hosted by Book Nerd Tours which runs until 11:59 p.m. Pacific on April 22nd.

There are some awesome prizes up for grabs for one lucky winner: 

  • A Personal Skype Session or Phone Call with Ken
  • Autographed Copies of Fangirl and How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love + Bookmarks
  • An iPod Shuffle
  • A chance for you and a guest to spend a day with Ken at work in Hollywood

So how can you enter for a chance to win?

You’ll have to email your final order to You can forward an email, take a screenshot of the order page, attach a picture or pdf of the order. And you can order from anyone — online, your local bookstore, your local chain store, or any retailer who sells books. The winning entry will be chosen from Rafflecopter.

Good luck!

HOW I GOT SKINNY, FAMOUS, AND FELL MADLY IN LOVE sounds like a a lot of fun – reality TV, fame, financial woes, weight loss… and love? I can’t wait to meet Emery Jackson and I’m just so curious as to whether the changes in her life are in fact for the better. If you’d like to know a little bit more – because you just can’t wait for your pre-order to arrive – be sure to check out the book’s description and its trailer, below.


About the Book



Release date: April 22, 2014
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Pages: 272
Formats: Paperback, eBook


“Thick. Heavy. Big boned. Plump. Full figured. Chunky. Womanly. Large. Curvy. Plus-size. Hefty.” To sixteen-year-old Emery Jackson, these are all just euphemisms for the big “F” word—”fat.” Living on a Southern California beach with her workout fiend dad, underwear model sister, and former model mother, it is impossible for Emery not to be aware of her weight.

Emery is okay with how things are. That is, until her “momager” signs her up for Fifty Pounds to Freedom, a reality show in which Emery will have to lose fifty pounds in fifty days in order to win the million dollars that will solve her family’s financial woes. Emery is skeptical of the process, but when the pounds start to come off and the ratings skyrocket, she finds it hard to resist the adoration of her new figure and the world of fame. Emery knows that things have changed. But is it for the better?



The Trailer



About the Author


Ken Baker is the E! News/E! Online Senior Correspondent and Breaking News Editor, an acclaimed author, producer, public speaker and former pro hockey player.

Ken reports breaking news, conducts celebrity interviews, delivers investigative reports and hosts a range of news segments for E! News, E! Online, E! International, E! News specials and the network’s live events.

Baker has published six books. His newest work is a novel due out in April 2014 titled “How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love,” a story about an obese teen who is pressured by her family to go on a reality show to lose weight and, in so doing, learns the real meaning of freedom.

His debut novel, “Fangirl” (Running Press, 2012), told the story of a pop star who falls in love with a fan amid a sensational tabloid drama. Ken is adapting “Fangirl” into a movie in collaboration with Converge Media.

Ken is currently at work on a series of Hollywood-themed thrillers set for release in 2015.



The Giveaway

A personal 20 minute Skype session or phone call with Ken
3 autographed copies of Fangirl and How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love + Swag
An iPod Shuffle
A chance for you and a guest to spend a day with Ken at work in Hollywood

  • Giveaway is International
  • Must be 13 or older to enter 

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Schedule

April 12th – Jean Book Nerd

April 13th – Me, My Shelf and I

April 14th – Fictitious Delicious

April 15th – Fiktshun

April 16th – Once Upon a Twilight

April 17th – Book Nerd Canada

April 18th – Jenna Does Books

April 19th – Mundie Moms | TTC Books and More

April 20th – Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace

April 21st – Chapter by Chapter

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