Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Putting Makeup On the Fat Boy - A Gay Teen In The Cutthroat World Of Makeup Artists!

by Bil Wright

"Carlos Duarte knows that he's fabulous. He's got a better sense of style than half the fashionistas in New York City, and he can apply makeup like nobody's business. He may only be in high school, but when he lands the job of his dreams - makeup artist at the FeatureFace counter in Macy's - he's sure that he's finally on his way to great things.

But the makeup artist world is competitive and cutthroat, and for Carlos to reach his dreams, he'll have to believe in himself more than ever."

Add your review of "Putting Makeup On The Fat Boy" in comments!


Doret said...

Here's my review and there's a link to an excerpt via the publishers site.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Aaron emailed me this review:

In Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, Carlos Duarte pursues his dream of becoming a famous makeup artist while holding his family together and crushing on a maybe-gay-rocker-photographer classmate. The book tackles complex and serious issues, but the protagonist’s exuberant and optimistic voice makes the story fun, uplifting, and hilarious. Along his journey, Carlos encounters a rich and diverse cast of characters that capture the layered interplay of oppression and allyship. Stand-outs include his fiercely protective mother, his sister, who stands up for everyone but herself, and a cadre of makeup professionals with Rapunzel-like weaves, gum-smacking attitude, and catty jealousies. This novel is a bundle of happiness. People struggling to accept and love themselves must read it because Carlos’ confidence and faith are beyond contagious.