📚 Pump Up Your Book Presents Big & Fabulous: The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Randi Sherman’s BIG & BEAUTIFUL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BRENDA CANKLES virtual book tour March 6 – 31!

Big & Fabulous

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Author: Randi Sherman
Publisher: Friesen Press
Pages: 282
Genre: Humor Fiction

The time for BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is now! The emphasis is on positive body image, Big & Fabulous is a truly entertaining story that’s strongly written, funny, insightful and bitingly smart. Inside it’s covers, readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life inside a big and fabulous body.

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 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.

Author, Randi Sherman’s experience as a stand-up comedienne is evident as she delivers, BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles, the hilarious, often laugh-out-loud novel about the inner most thoughts Brenda Cankles, a very real character who is confident and brave enough to expect the world to accept her on her terms.

BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is Sherman’s fifth novel, her fourth THE LOBBY has won 17 Awards for Humor and General Fiction.

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Reviewed By 5 STAR-  Readers’ Favorite:

Big & Fabulous: The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is a contemporary humor novel written by Randi M. Sherman. Between the mountains of cigarettes and gallons of cheap booze they consumed, Brenda’s parents weren’t really up to snuff on how to best raise their three daughters, and they weren’t really all that concerned about their shortcomings in that department. Life was to be lived, and they did just that. Brenda and her sisters experienced, in many respects, a charmed childhood as far as most kids would consider their situation. Florence Cankles was no disciplinarian, and she steered clear of any teachers and guidance counselors who might have wanted to discuss her daughters’ performances in school. That said, the three of them did all right for themselves. Brenda, the middle child, had it worst, as middle children often do. Hers was the dreaded hump position on the back seat of the car with threats of pain keeping her rigidly in position between her two tormentors. Brenda was also a big girl, alienated and somewhat awkward, and her mother would often tell her that she would have to be grateful for any attention or love cast her way because of her size and ungainliness.

Then a chance performance of Cinderella at her school dramatically changed her outlook on life and her prospects. She was seven at the time, and the performers seemed like the real thing to her — real Prince Charming, real Cinderella. After a riveting performance, she was stunned when Prince Charming knelt down before her and kissed her hand. When the Fairy Godmother interrupted her moment, Brenda was annoyed, if one can ever be annoyed with a fairy godmother. This one assured Brenda that she was special, magical, and would be either a princess or a superhero. Which one would depend on Brenda.

Randi M Sherman’s contemporary novel, Big & Fabulous: The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles, is a rollicking and joyful look at a big girl who decides that her destiny is to be fabulous. Once I started reading Brenda’s story, I couldn’t stop — I didn’t want to miss a thing this frighteningly perceptive, funny and powerful woman had to share. I especially loved the holiday tales and the descriptions of her job at Frisch’s Delicious, a Kosher deli whose owners become the real, caring parents she had wanted for so long. Brenda is a superstar who can do just about anything she sets her mind to, and it’s quite inspirational. She even, somehow, makes a career based on a degree in Art History — a tremendous feat in itself. And Brenda’s romantic adventures are a joy to read about. Big & Fabulous is one of those rare books that makes you smile as you’re reading, and then sigh a bit as you turn the last page. I loved getting to know Brenda Merle Cankles, and I’m thinking she’s definitely one of the most interesting — and fabulous — characters I’ve encountered, both in fiction and real life. Big & Fabulous: The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is most highly recommended.


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Meet the Author

Randi Sherman

Randi M Sherman is the award winning author of humorous fiction books.

With an eye for detail, an ear for well-tuned dialogue and an incredible grasp of the obvious, all honed while performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles and improvisational theater in San Francisco, Sherman adds just enough bawdiness to deliver character-driven contemporary novels that will have the reader laughing, thinking and connecting with the characters in her books.

A native Californian, Randi makes her home in California’s wine country. Trying her hand at country living Randi describes herself the Eva Gabor of the Sonoma/Napa area.

Randi earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Chapman University.





Tour Schedule

Monday, March 6

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, March 7

Book Featured at Books, Dreams, Life

 Wednesday, March 8

Book Review at Books for Books

Thursday, March 9

Interview at Book Bloggin’ Princess

Friday, March 10

Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!


Monday, March 13

Book Featured at Nuttin’ But Books

Tuesday, March 14

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader, Love Author

Wednesday, March 15

Book Featured at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Thursday, March 16

Book Featured at What Is That Book About

Book Review at Books, Reviews ETC.

Friday, March 17

Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club


Monday, March 20

Interview at My Book Launch

Tuesday, March 21

Interview at Reviews by Crystal

Wednesday, March 22

Book Review at Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’

Friday, March 24

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner


Monday, March 27

Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Tuesday, March 28

Book Review at Melina’s Book Blog

Wednesday, March 29

Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Thursday, March 30

Book Review at T’s Stuff

Friday, March 31

Book Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Guest Blogging at Hart’s Reader Pulse

Book Review at Natural Bri

Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews