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review 2016-09-09 03:03
Good In Bed
Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner


Title: Good In Bed
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Cannie Shapiro #1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"Good In Bed" by Jennifer Weiner

My Thoughts.....

A interesting read of what this plus size (16) girl [Cannie Shapiro] had gone through being called a fatty from childhood and even into her adult life. We find Cannie now at the age of 28 a 'pop culture reporter' for the Philadelphia Examiner and all seemed well until her ex boyfriend (Bruce) writes a byline...."Loving a Larger Woman." This definitely gives her quite a slap in the face. What will Cannie do and how she handled this situations was truly something to read about. I had so many mixed feeling for this heroine because of the way she felt about herself [self-esteem] as she would goes through a little bit of it all...'facing her past, mourning her losses, figuring out just who she is and who she can become.' This story will take the reader around in one huge circle presenting some very interesting situations and people...from Cannie's dad, her mom, her mom's lover and some interesting friends like Samantha, Maxi, Peter an let's not leave out her dog Nifkin to name a few. As Cannie plunged into misery how will she decide to make some changes in her life? For me this is really what I felt this story was all about. Be ready for a long story with lots and lots of drama and I will say there are some humorous parts that had me laughing out loud!

I loved this memorable passage....

"I will love myself, and my body, for what it can do-- because it is strong enough to lift, to walk, to ride a bicycle up a hill, to embrace the people that I love and hold them fully, and to nurture a new life. I will love myself because I am sturdy. Because I did not--will not--break."

Will Cannie get her HEA? ...Well, you will have to pick up this read to find out.


This ARC was given by the publisher and NetGallery in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

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review 2016-09-09 02:54
Good Men
Good Men - Jennifer Weiner

Title: Good Men
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Cannie Shapiro 0.5
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"Good Men" by Jennifer Weiner

My Thoughts....

This author gives the reader a decent short story prequel to the novel 'Good in Bed.' I had read the novel before I read this read "Good Men" and really I was able to understand a little more about Bruce along with his childhood friends. One thing for sure that I did learn was that at time I believe Bruce really did loved Cannie and that's all I have to say on that issue.

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review 2016-09-07 23:48
Good In Bed
Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner


Title: Good In Bed
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Cannie Shapiro #1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"Good In Bed" by Jennifer Weiner

My Thoughts.....

A interesting read of what this plus size (16) girl [Cannie Shapiro] had gone through being called a fatty from childhood and even into her adult life. We find Cannie now at the age of 28 a 'pop culture reporter' for the Philadelphia Examiner and all seemed well until her ex boyfriend (Bruce) writes a byline...."Loving a Larger Woman." This definitely gives her quite a slap in the face. What will Cannie do and how she handled this situations was truly something to read about. I had so many mixed feeling for this heroine because of the way she felt about herself [self-esteem] as she would goes through a little bit of it all...'facing her past, mourning her losses, figuring out just who she is and who she can become.' This story will take the reader around in one huge circle presenting some very interesting situations and people...from Cannie's dad, her mom, her mom's lover and some interesting friends like Samantha, Maxi, Peter an let's not leave out her dog Nifkin to name a few. As Cannie plunged into misery how will she decide to make some changes in her life? For me this is really what I felt this story was all about. Be ready for a long story with lots and lots of drama and I will say there are some humorous parts that had me laughing out loud!

I loved this memorable passage....

"I will love myself, and my body, for what it can do-- because it is strong enough to lift, to walk, to ride a bicycle up a hill, to embrace the people that I love and hold them fully, and to nurture a new life. I will love myself because I am sturdy. Because I did not--will not--break."

Will Cannie get her HEA? ...Well, you will have to pick up this read to find out.

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review 2014-07-18 22:36
Book Review: All Fall Down
All Fall Down: A Novel - Jennifer Weiner
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url 2014-01-06 16:58
WRITTEN OFF:Jennifer Weiner’s quest for literary respect.

 has an article in this week's New Yorker magazine about Jennifer Weiner and her campaign against the marginalization of female authors by the literary media. From the middle of the article:

 

. . . Weiner has waged a campaign against the literary media for being biased against female writers, and against books written for women. (She has never been reviewed in the Times.) In 2010, when Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom” was published, Weiner and Jodi Picoult, another best-selling novelist, objected to the attention garnered by Franzen and his work, which Weiner termed “Franzenfreude.” (Weiner started but didn’t finish “Freedom.” “I got about halfway through the Patty’s diary section, and then I realized that a female author would get crucified for attempting to write in a male voice that sounded so utterly inauthentic,” she says. “That, plus my typical Franzen issue—the endless contempt he seems to have for all his characters—made me put it down.”) On her blog, Weiner criticized Jeffrey Eugenides for dismissing Picoult’s complaints as “belly-aching”; earlier Weiner had created an ad for one of her own books which spoofed the promotional campaign for Eugenides’s novel “The Marriage Plot.” It showed Weiner in a dashing vest of the sort that Eugenides has been seen to wear, and read, “Jeffrey Eugenides doesn’t have a book out this summer, but Jennifer Weiner has: ‘The Next Best Thing.’ ”

 

Weiner’s novels have sold millions of copies, but lately, through her blog and her Twitter account, she has stoked a public discussion about the reception of fiction written by women.

Weiner’s novels have sold millions of copies, but lately, through her blog and her Twitter account, she has stoked a public discussion about the reception of fiction written by women. Photograph by Pari Dukovic.

 

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