Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

78%

8 Critic Reviews

This is a must-read for any woman who struggles with body image, or for anyone who cares about someone who does.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner brings to life an irresistibly funny and relatable heroine in the novel The Boston Globe called “funny, fanciful, extremely poignant, and rich with insight.”

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.

But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.
 

About Jennifer Weiner

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Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
 
Published April 2, 2002 by Atria Books. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Good in Bed
All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 20 2010

Weiner’s voice rings true as she flouts conventional wisdom about what women want. An unpredictable and impressive debut.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Apr 09 2008

This is a must-read for any woman who struggles with body image, or for anyone who cares about someone who does.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Michelle Conaway on Mar 31 2011

Weiner achieves a perfect balance of loss and gain.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Roberta O'Hara on Jan 22 2011

If being labeled the American equivalent of BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY gets people to read GOOD IN BED, so be it.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Clarissa Cruz on Jun 06 2008

It doesn't hurt that Weiner's smoothly written novel is stuffed with dialogue that rings with humor and truth.

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Booklist Online

Good
Reviewed by Kristine Huntley on Mar 18 2014

...it’s a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, wild success and bitter lows, during which Cannie finds success, peace, and even love. A warm, refreshing story.

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The Nervous Breakdown

Above average
Reviewed by SUNG J. WOO on Dec 14 2009

...I’ll stick to chick flicks, and I hope Good in Bed will eventually receive its well-deserved Hollywood adaptation.  Weiner’s dialogue is so good that the screenwriter should be able to lift them out wholly and slug them into Final Draft.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Joyce T. on Jan 01 2008

Good in Bed is a must on every woman's bookshelf.

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