Hardie gives readers something different than a repackaged cocaine mafia, gangbanging, get-rich-or-die-trying type of urban fairy tale. Hardie gives us unforgettable characters spouting snappy lines, lifelike people you want to root for, laugh with, be proud of... or sometimes, wring their necks!
The story is set in Long Beach, California. The characters' lives are enmeshed in pop culture: rising college tuition, lesbian relationships, marijuana addiction, video games, confused friends, strong women, underemployed men, and a hero who is trying to buck the odds. They talk about child support, racism, the justice system, the black community, and the n-word. It Ain't Just The Size would make a cool indie film or maybe something Ice Cube and Chris Brown could star in.