Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies

Boston College alumni Erin Dionne’s new book Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies comes out Thursday, February 5th.mdecc_cover

Celeste Harris, the novel’s main character, was perfectly content with her weight until her aunt enters her in a plus-size modeling challenge. In response she dives into “Operation Skinny” reasoning that, “a thin girl can’t be a fat model.” Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies is described as, “A hilarious debut featuring friendship, family, mean girls and even celebrity crushes, Celeste’s story is a delicious treat that doesn’t add a pound.

Dionne embraces the internet as a new channel to engage with her young audience. A site for the book features crafts, recipes, and discussion questions from the book. You can also download related music for free. Dionne also keeps a blog in which she discusses current events, contests, and notes on the writing process.

She will speak as part of BC’s Lowell Lecture Series on February 19th at 7:30pm in Devlin Hall Rm 101. Come for an eventing of comment and discussion on the novel and what its truth says about our culture.



  1. Cathi Ianno · February 4, 2009

    I read this book and thought it was great. Was really interested in reading it all the way through to end to find out what happened. Wanted to preview it for my daughter – and well, I’m going to recommend it!

  2. Susan Hill · March 12, 2009

    I have not yet read the book, but I am definitely going to read it. Just the summary alone sounds good. That is a very funny and creative title and topic.
    I’ll comment again after reading it!:-)

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