Good in Bed

Good in Bed Weiner s witty original fast moving debut features a lovable heroine a solid cast snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life s priorities For twenty eight years things have been tripping along n

Weiner s witty, original, fast moving debut features a lovable heroine, a solid cast, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life s priorities.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 terrWeiner s witty, original, fast moving debut features a lovable heroine, a solid cast, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life s priorities.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 miseryd 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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  1. Jennifer Weiner is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, and her memoir Hungry Heart Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, she lives with her family in Philadelphia Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.

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  1. Sometimes a person needs a light read A fun read A pick it up and put it down finished in a day read This book is all of these things, but it also carries an important message in an accessible format We meet many people in our lives and love many be eternal or fleeting Regardless of the time that love is shared, or held on to, the depth, the intensity, the interwoven sense of purpose can vary We may not always love the person that we love now We may not always remain with the person that we love [...]

  2. Well by reading some of the reviews below, I guess I am the only one that really did NOT like this book I thought it was quite IRONIC That Violet loved the screenplay because the lead character didn t need to be rescued unlike Cannie.She seems so winey and down on not only herself but everyone else To me this was NOT an uplifting book, It was actually rather depressing and I only finished it because it was the book selected for my book club so i felt obligated to finish it It was a chore to read [...]

  3. this book had a lot of things going on none of it was interesting starts off with this ross and rachel break situation and a semi harsh column about dating a large woman, and then it turns into a soap opera i expected an evil twin to appear it was just bad real bad also she was a size 16 at 5 10 with big boobs lord really cry me a river.

  4. Onvan Good in Bed Cannie Shapiro, 1 Nevisande Jennifer Weiner ISBN 743418174 ISBN13 9780743418171 Dar 376 Safhe Saal e Chap 2001

  5. This was an interesting book I read it for an on line book group I did like reading it, but at the same time, it s definitely not one I would recommend or would be on any must read list I would write The thing I think Jennifer Weiner did well was writing in a way that I did get sucked into Cannie s life and her pain I think anyone who s had a lost love can really relate to that kind of misery, and I think she did a great job describing it So much so, that my mood was somewhat muted days after re [...]

  6. This was so good that when it ended I felt like I had lost a friend I got so attached to Canny, that I just wanted to call her and chat with her about her life I would read this book again and again fact, I have.

  7. The third worst book I have ever read I just cannot stand main characters who portray themselves as perpetually victimized, while refusing to take any responsibility for removing themselves from the victim state It didn t help that I felt the author intentionally crafted her characters to be as pathetic as possible, then framed the story in such a way as to imply the reader has no right to condemn any of them for their decisions Insultingly bad, even for a genre I refuse to call this anything bu [...]

  8. Blah What is up with these 20 something books The I don t like my job, I can t find a mate, I m almost 30 angst books They are all written in the EXACT same voice, and even hit the same highlights in both this book and Girls are Weird, a father s funeral results in a hook up with an ex I guess I really dodged a bullet there.In the interview after the book, the author seems very proud of herself that she wrote an anti fairy tale, meaning the protagonist does not end the book skinny this is a book [...]

  9. Twenty eight year old Cannie Shapiro had just taken a break in her relationship with her boyfriend when he was heading towards wanting marriage and she wasn t quite sure what she wanted But when she sees the headline in a magazine Loving a Larger Woman she is immediately furious when she sees her ex s name in the byline Now Cannie is trying to get her life in order and her weight under control She always knew she was plus size but the humiliation of seeing it in a national magazine has her quest [...]

  10. My first grader can sound out words and takes great interest in what I m reading He didn t understand the title of the book, so I told him that it was about someone who sleeps all night and never gets up to get in their parents bed.My husband wanted to know if it was fiction He was hoping not.I liked this book because I liked the character and cared about her She s likable and funny and she means well My major criticism about this book, however, is that the unrealistic twists and turns rival tho [...]

  11. At one point in my life I felt gung ho to read the work of the woman who bravely stood up to Jonathan Franzen s derision Then I read this book Then I read a little bit about Jennifer Weiner s various online and in print literary spats With the disclaimer that one book is in no way representative of a writer s oeuvre particularly not the first book of a roughly 15 year publishing career I think Good in Bed is an easy target for criticism It may not be fair to criticize a single book with lady le [...]

  12. This book made me second guess my judgmental stance on chick lit It s a genre I usually avoid, mostly because I tend to be a pretentious asshole But I really, really enjoyed this book Weiner is smart, witty, and insightful I laughed outloud Much to my surprise, I couldn t put this one down.

  13. I am rating this as an OK, based only on the fact that the plot was intricate and well thought out The book itself was very well written and easy to follow However, it will not go on my list of favorite books Basically it was about a plus sized 28 yr old woman, Cannie Shapiro she was decribed as a size 16, I thought that plus didn t start until size 18, but what do I know She was a reporter, had friends, an apartment, a dog, etc She had recently asked her boyfriend of 3 years for a break from th [...]

  14. I m kind of all over the place with this book I definitely had a love hate relationship.Maybe it has to deal with the MC Cannie Shapiro or maybe it s how it was writtenCannie just got out of a relationship with her boyfriend He wanted a marriage and she didn t want that maybe Then there s the whole weight thing which I don t care what the MC looks like how much she weighs It s a character people However, Cannie doesn t like she sees her ex boyfriends name on a magazine called Loving a Larger Wom [...]

  15. Pretty good for chick lit The situations were often but not always unrealistic, but the character s emotions were genuine, which helped to make the heroine likable and impressive The second half of the book was pretty strong and I devoured it quickly I liked that Cannie s weight loss obsession took a backseat when other important issues were happening in her life I was glad that the book wasn t just a huge diatribe of weight loss woes Overall worth a read.Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict BorrowCheck [...]

  16. I have to be honest and say that this book is not my cup of tea So, consider that when you see the one star rating I don t like reading a book with what feels like a lump in my throat the whole time I like a release from the pressure at least every once in awhile I didn t particularly like Cannie and yet I disliked what happened to her I ended taking this book to work and putting it in the free if you want pile Someone I worked with picked it up, read it, and gave it a few stars than I did howe [...]

  17. Some days, all I want is good chick lit I want no brainer fluff with a good heroine and a hero who isn t an asshole While there is ample chick lit in the market, there isn t too much in the category I prefer What I wanted was a cotton candy romance with teasing and banter, great sex, some misunderstandings, leading to an overall happy ending What I got instead, was Good in Bed It was definitely not something I was in the mood for, at the moment, so perhaps, that could be the cause of my bad rati [...]

  18. I am haunted by this book There is a scene in it that I think about all the time I don t know if the writing was that good or if something about it just resonated with me Either way I seriously think about it alot Has it really been almost 6 years since I read this

  19. This book hurt my soul I found that I couldn t put it down It s not well written, completely mindless and the story is nonsense.

  20. It s interesting to think about how this book helped set the standard for chick lit as we know it today because to me the quality of writing and subject matters in Good in Bed are above and beyond some of the smut that s classified as chick lit today The story is downright dark and depressing at times and I thought she nailed the emotional reactions to every major topic e.g her father s selfishness and lack of love for his kids, Bruce s callousness and consistent immaturity, and finally the birt [...]

  21. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner is a total beach read It s got a sassy protagonist Cannie, her tell all ex boyfriend, her hot lawyer bestie, her newly lesbian mom, her underhanded co worker, and so on The writing is sharp and funny and the characters drawn with broad easy strokes Philadelphia one of my favourite cities is painted deliciously, and the woes of the larger woman are something I am most sympathetic to The world is not nice to fat people of either gender, and it s apparently still ok t [...]

  22. This is a fun and funny first novel from Jennifer Weiner I picked it up after reading Weiner s memoir, Hungry Heart, in which she discussed her inspiration for the story and how it came to be published The story is that a reporter, Cannie Shapiro, has recently broken up with her boyfriend when she discovers that he s started writing a column about their relationship for a men s magazine Cannie is angry, humiliated and also heartbroken The novel is about how Cannie deals with the mess, and eventu [...]

  23. I picked up this book expecting a nice bit of easy reading chick lit but got so much than that The prose is flawless, and it reads at a serious novel pace giving an analogous level of satisfaction, as opposed to the complacent, irrelevant, weakly written chick lit reads that you get from lousy, second rate authors looking to cash in on the chick lit genre It is highly intelligent, with a successful heroine Cannie Shapiro, who is almost painfully believable at times It is an intelligent, witty a [...]

  24. Baiklah Setelah membaca Good in Bed ini, hampir sepanjang bab isinya selalu menceritakan Bruce seperti halnya ciri khas dia, kebiasannya, gayanya, bendanya, kegemarannya hingga aku benar benar bosan mendengar tentang Bruce mulu rasanya hampir saja aku pengen bersesudahan dan tidak ingin menyelesaikan namun, aku tidak bisa menahan betapa penasaran si Cannie, gadis yang memiliki tubuh besar selalu dikerundungi kemalangan, harga dirinya runtuh, bahkan dia mencoba diet, membuatku kasihan terhadap Ca [...]

  25. So I don t forget it, I have to share a super funny line He d had a few turn downs in high school, when he d had really bad skin, and before he d discovered that pot and a ponytail could reliably attracted a certain kind of girl I m kinda struggling with this one I had high hopes, but it s not quite what I expected from the blurb on the back I m getting distracted by her LENGTHY flashbacks of her life, which are meant to give background and context to the current issue, but is instead drawing aw [...]

  26. I started this book thinking I was reading Chick Lit or its older sister Women s Fiction It soon became clear to me that Good In Bed is literary fiction Jennifer Weiner has been very vocally involved in a discussion lately about how women writers are treated by reviewers, and now I can see why this is an issue for her Cannie Shapiro, Weiener s protagonist in this book, is wrestling with relationship and family issues, much like male characters in novels written by men Cannie also has body image [...]

  27. Okay, so I liked the book and I hated the book I liked the book because Cannie was HIGHlarious, but I hated it because she was a whinny sorry excuse for a women I be damn if I m not going to beat the crap out of some chick that pushes me into a sink and almost kills my baby, I ll be damn if some dude is going to write crap about me and get away with it Maybe I am just a vindictive person or a hateful one because oh my Cannie was such a push over It drove me crazy I am a big girl, and I am comfor [...]

  28. My first ever Jennifer Weiner book I liked it I had a feeling that it would be very predictable but was pleasantly surprised that it went in a direction that I didn t expect It has been a while since I read something from the chick lit genre but I am glad that I picked this up when I was feeling the need for something easy and entertaining to listen to It worked out perfectly 3.5 stars

  29. All I can say about this book is WHAT A WASTE OF TIME One star is one star too many The only reason I even finished it is because I can t stand to not finish a book I start The story was not interesting at all, and the ending was absolutely ridiculous This book was so disappointing that I will never read another book by Weiner again.

  30. Whiny and self indulgent wish fulfillment This book left a bad taste in my mouth I should ve just reread Bridget Jones s Diary.

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