By Janice Daugharty
Published: July 28, 2010.
Obese, long-time school secretary Alene finally gets her first truck and boyfriend, a hitch-hiker who winds up in her bedroom in the house she shares with her saintly, finiky mother. Then Alene gets replaced at work by a young woman with a ponytail. The principle sends Alene to set up office in the cloakroom. And then she learns that she hasn't been a secretary but a strongarm hired to keep order.