Perfection can haunt you... Quick-witted 24-year-old office worker Allyson Smart is the perfect woman -- in her dreams. In real life, Ally has to deal with the clumsiness of her size-16 body, the good intentions of her over-achiever best-friend, and the condescending attitude of her too-cool little sister. Ally strives for the kind of unachievable perfection she has in her fantasies: amazing body, clever come-backs, and passionate romances. But when the fantasized version of herself shows up in her bathroom mirror, calling herself Allison (with an i because she says it’s prettier), Ally discovers how cruel perfection can be. The fantasy girl wants to become real, and when perfection walks the streets of Ally’s small LA-suburb hometown, the resulting ripple effect damages the lives of everyone Ally loves. In order to save her friends (and stop her own descent into a fantasy life no real person could survive) Ally must find the courage to overcome perfection and accept herself the way she is
J.M. Phillippe has lived in the deserts of California, the suburbs of Seattle, and the mad rush of New York City. She worked as a freelance journalist before earning a masters’ in social work. Now a family therapist in Brooklyn, New York, she spends her free-time time binge-watching quality TV, drinking cider with amazing friends, and attempting yoga in her tiny living room.