'Jemima J.' by Janet Green (Penguin Books, London, 1998) - this was a very enjoyable read. It is about Jemima Jones, an overweight journalist, who is very attracted to her good-looking colleague Ben from the Kilburn Herald. But she's convinced he won't be attracted to her. She then goes on a very strict diet, really slims down, goes to America and gets attracted to another man - Brad. She thinks it is love, but then discovers that he is using her to keep his 'real' relationship going. Finallly, Ben comes back on the scene, they fall in love, and she goes back home to UK. The book helps to illustrate what an important part food, diet, how we think we look etc. plays in our lives.
A powerful, engaging read.