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Jennifer Weiner

Author of Good in Bed

44+ Works 32,247 Members 1,030 Reviews 109 Favorited

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. She attended Princeton University, where she studied with John McPhee, Toni Morrison and Joyce Carol Oates. She is currently a reporter/columnist at the "Philadelphia Inquirer" and a contributing editor at "Mademoiselle". Her short stories have been show more published in "Seventeen" and "Redbook". Her freelance work appears in Salon.com, "Time Out New York", "Animal Fair", the "Columbia Journalism Review" and "Seventeen". She lives in Philadelphia and appears regularly on "Philly after Midnight," Philadelphia's local late-night television show, as a commentator. (Publisher Provided) show less
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Series

Works by Jennifer Weiner

Good in Bed (2001) 5,984 copies, 146 reviews
In Her Shoes (2002) 4,908 copies, 83 reviews
Little Earthquakes (2004) 3,338 copies, 63 reviews
Goodnight Nobody (1995) 2,758 copies, 63 reviews
Best Friends Forever (2009) 2,103 copies, 115 reviews
Certain Girls (2008) 1,873 copies, 61 reviews
Fly Away Home (2010) 1,451 copies, 57 reviews
The Guy Not Taken: Stories (2006) 1,333 copies, 31 reviews
Then Came You (2011) 1,138 copies, 60 reviews
Mrs Everything (2019) 1,120 copies, 57 reviews
Big Summer (2020) 1,041 copies, 59 reviews
All Fall Down (2014) 874 copies, 52 reviews
The Next Best Thing (2012) 791 copies, 38 reviews
Who Do You Love (2015) 717 copies, 35 reviews
That Summer (2021) 670 copies, 25 reviews
The Summer Place (2022) 524 copies, 23 reviews
American Girls About Town (2004) — Contributor — 309 copies, 3 reviews
The Breakaway (2023) 253 copies, 10 reviews
The Littlest Bigfoot (2016) 233 copies, 8 reviews
Swim - story (2012) 190 copies, 10 reviews
The Half Life (2010) 60 copies, 2 reviews
Little Bigfoot, Big City (2017) 55 copies, 2 reviews
Disconnected (2013) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Recalculating (2011) 36 copies, 4 reviews
Good Men (2013) 28 copies, 4 reviews
A Memoir of Grief (Continued) - story (2012) 19 copies, 1 review
The Bigfoot Queen (2023) 9 copies
Dog People (2020) 7 copies, 2 reviews
Off Season (2021) 5 copies
The Half Life [and] Swim (2012) 4 copies
Everyone's a Critic (2019) 3 copies

Associated Works

Fear of Flying (1973) — Introduction, some editions — 3,496 copies, 82 reviews
Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading (2009) — Contributor — 351 copies, 26 reviews
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Contributor — 164 copies, 3 reviews
Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex (2011) — Contributor — 107 copies, 6 reviews
The Atria Summer 2012 Beach-Read Bag: Sampler (2012) — Contributor — 5 copies

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September: Jennifer Weiner in Monthly Author Reads (August 2018)

Reviews

Hmmm....I am going to go with 4 ⭐️’s but there were moments of 2 all the way to 5, so this is a tough one for me to rate!

I went in for a fun, easy read...what I have found Jennifer Weiner to have given me in previous reads. But nope. Not that. Not bad, just not that.

The subject matter made me really uncomfortable at various stages throughout the book; it got hard for me to read at times, but yet I was interested and invested in the characters. I wanted to know how life was going to turn out. I wanted to see them grow. I wanted to see them support one another and learn from one another. I wanted to learn the lessons with them.

How in the world was the author going to end this story in a way that I would feel content with? I still wasn’t even sure if I liked the book yet!

I shouldn’t have questioned JW. She is good. She ended it in the way it exactly needed to end. My stomach feels anxious and sad and content all at once...and I’m ok with that.

But back to the fun, easy read...it was not that.
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snewell2 | 56 other reviews | Jun 24, 2024 |
Absolutely phenomenal!!! Didn't want it to end. Can Jen be my best friend?
 
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kdegour23 | 13 other reviews | May 29, 2024 |
Every woman should read this book. The common experience in this world is staggering.
 
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kdegour23 | 56 other reviews | May 29, 2024 |
4.5 stars

Either Jennifer Weiner's writing has evolved, or I have a very faulty recollection of the impressiveness of her earlier work.

I read a few of Weiner's books year ago, and in my mind I had lumped them into the "chick lit" category -- enjoyable, but not necessarily profound or memorable. "Mrs. Everything" delivers a thoughtful and emotional punch as it shares the stories of several women -- and in particular, two sisters -- over the course of several decades. Weiner's characters have depth and are believable as she uses them to explore what it means to be a woman -- the love, the heartbreak, the compromises, the disappointment, and the redemption.

If you're looking for a page-turner with substance, look no further.

Thank you to Atria Books for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Statistics

Works
44
Also by
9
Members
32,247
Popularity
#603
Rating
½ 3.5
Reviews
1,030
ISBNs
563
Languages
20
Favorited
109

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