We loved large Jennifer Hudson. Everyone did. The admiration wasn't due to her weight, it was because of her vivacious spirit, unmarred from Hollywood and backed up with a "This is me. Deal." attitude. Yeah, she was hanging on to an extra 80 pounds -- so? It didn't stop her from outsparkling Beyonce in Dream Girls (Sorry, B, but Jennifer stole that one) and being a role model for gals who didn't fit Tinsel Town's body mold.
Well, Hudson went and healthied up. Now she's written a book called I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down and darn it, that girl is still beautiful. Glowing. And probably hungry.
If you swing by Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Park (7700 West Northwest Hwy. Ste. 300, Dallas) today and pick up a copy of her read, you'll get a wristband for tonight's book signing. She won't be posing with you (photobomb anyone?) or personalizing her autograph, but you can be a part of the celebrity glamor while secretly searching her eyes for flickers of hunger pains and comfort food fantasies. Also, should she pass out from minimal caloric intake, be a sister and snap a Slim Jim under that girl's nose -- she's too lovely to be famished.
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Signing starts at 7 p.m., with books on sale all day long. For more information go here.