The short story that inspired Jennifer Weiner’s forthcoming novel The Next Best Thing.Ruth has left her job writing for a hit television show for reasons she’d rather not discuss and is supplementing her increasingly dwindling savings with freelance writing projects—namely, helping anxious high... show more
The short story that inspired Jennifer Weiner’s forthcoming novel The Next Best Thing.Ruth has left her job writing for a hit television show for reasons she’d rather not discuss and is supplementing her increasingly dwindling savings with freelance writing projects—namely, helping anxious high school students craft a perfect college essay and lonely souls craft captivating online dating profiles. When she’s not working, she’s swimming—lap after lap at the local indoor pool, in a desperate attempt to wash away the sting of professional failure and heartbreak that she can’t seem to shake. It takes an unexpected client to show her that appearances can be deceiving, and that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is simply dive back in.
Publish date: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
I really want to know more about Ruth.This story is about her and introduces us into her life. It seems a little hectic, her life. She's trying to date, has family drama, and her friends add to the mix too.I got pulled in, but felt like I needed more at the end.That's the thing with short stories. T...
I fell in love in love with Jennifer Weiner's writing after reading Swim. The dynamics of a really strong lead woman character and a strong male lead character who turned out to have a really soft heart. It was a great contrast to the story.
Swim by Jennifer WeinerRuth Saunders helps seniors get into college. FOr a $5k fee she will get them ready for an interview, coach them on what to do, wear and discuss.She and her grandmother had moved from MA to LA several years ago. She looses herself in the pool that she pays for. The car acciden...
This is my first Jennifer Weiner read (I've seen the movie version of In Her Shoes which I liked). For a short read, I say well done, Ms. Weiner. In that short of a tale, I was able to get a good glimpse into each of the characters, even the side ones like Caitlyn. That bit about her in the end caug...
The book was less about actually swimming pools and more about the main character's battle to write a good TV show script. But I think that it was a good story nonetheless.