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Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

Good in Bed (original 2001; edition 2002)

by Jennifer Weiner

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Title:Good in Bed
Authors:Jennifer Weiner
Info:Washington Square Press (2002), Paperback, 400 pages
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Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner (2001)

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It's been a while since I read this but I remember loving it! This is the one that got me hooked on Jennifer Weiner. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
Grazioso, si legge in un pomeriggio e stupisce per la scarsa attinenza con i temi che il titolo potrebbe lasciar presupporre. ( )
  Eva_Filoramo | May 3, 2018 |
My sister had this book from a recommendation of her friend since high school. "Good in Bed," is a story of a girl who rudely finds out that her ex-boyfriend of 2 years has written about their sex life very publicly in the local newspaper. What nerve! How low! Cannie finds out he wrote about loving a "larger woman," which embarrasses and humiliates her. She knew she was larger but she had a positive self-image of herself that she did not think loving her would require special skill sets or some kind of special instructions. This ex-boyfriend clearly is not a man's man. He sounds like those guys that fit into "paralysis of masculinity," where these guys "command, humiliate, exploit," rather than "profess, provide, protect," women.

The book is a fun read, something you can read at the beach or when you're in the mood for light and fun read for the week. Cannie comes from a background of a single-mother household which can be tough for children. The fathers usually abandon these single working mothers and they usually disappear out of their family's life. It can be hard to deal with, realizing your father does not care much for the family, and shows up less and less. I felt empathy for the character Cannie when she did not have enough love from her father. Relationship with your family members are important as they can set precedent for your relationships in the future.

Cannie overcomes this initial embarrassment her ex-boyfriend so cruelly exposes her for. She gets a promotion and he stops being on-demand by the paper. Guys that usually treats girls badly is usually doing this because they are not where they want to be. Their work, their career, their income level is not where he wants to be and they can take it out on women. Good things happen for Cannie as she surrounds herself with those that support her. It's not you, it's the wrong jerk!

Good job on first engaging the reader with the opening. The story opens with Cannie finding out she is written about in the local newspaper -- her boyfriend's column on "loving a larger women" is a use of "shattering news" writers can use in writing an engaging, riveting, page turning story. ( )
  majestic131 | Mar 7, 2018 |
A quick read with a real-sized heroine, even if it does have a nearly fairy-tale ending. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
bittersweet, funny, unexpected - just like life... loved it. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
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Home is so sad. It stays as it was left,
Shaped to the comfort of the last to go
As if to win them back. Instead, bereft
Of anyone to please, it withers so,
Having no heart to put aside the theft
And turn again to what it started as,
A joyous shot at how things ought to be,
Long fallen wide. You can see how it was:
Look at the pictures and the cutlery.
The music in the piano stool. That vase.
—Philip Larkin
Love is nothing, nothing, nothing like they say
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743418174, Paperback)

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.

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Humiliated to discover that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their sex life in a series of articles called "Loving a Larger Woman" in a popular women's magazine, journalist Cannie Shapiro embarks on an adventure-filled odyssey as she confronts her losses, makes peace with the past, and comes to terms with herself.… (more)

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