From the author of Girlfriends and The Way It Is comes a no-holds-barred look at America's plastic surgery obsession through three heartrending, hilarious, and very real friends. . .TightBrenda Harrison has never been a slave to vanity and was never too concerned about the ill effects time and motherhood have had on her thirty-something body. But when she suspects that her husband may be cheating on her, Brenda has second thoughts about growing old gracefully. . .Nora Perez has always enjoyed her life of late-night club-hopping, man-juggling, and just being fabulous. But as her fortieth birthday approaches, the men have started looking past her. Now Nora's booking an appointment with a plastic surgeon. . .Although Kamille Cooper is still in her twenties, she firmly believes there's no problem that a little nip-and-tuck can't fix. But Kamille's so insecure she'd Botox her elbows to get rid of the creases, and, thanks to an operating room mishap, her latest obsession just may be her last. . .Now three women are about to take a wild ride through plastic surgery seminars, Botox injections, aspirations of a Jennifer Lopez-derriere, and the endless quest for physical perfection. But along the way, they may just learn a few lessons about the real cost of plastic surgery and what it really means to be beautiful.Patrick Sanchez is a native Washingtonian, having grown up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. After enduring twelve years of Catholic school, Patrick attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he majored in psychology (with a minor in naps, The Price Is Right, and The Young and the Restless). Prior to his career as a novelist, Patrick worked as professional writer in sales and marketing for a managed healthcare company in Falls Church, Virginia.